Mazel tov to this year's confirmands.
Read Sarah Jacob's D'var Torah.
Taste of Judaism July 16, 23, 30 at 7 p.m.
Intro to Judaism begins August 6 at 7 p.m. and concludes at Hanukkah on December 18.
Come to one, come to both.
Read more in "Around the Temple" on this web page.
Some pictures from the dinner and Shabbat service can be seen by going to the Worship menu and then Gallery-Soul Food Shabbat.
Lifelong Learning with Rabbi Cohen on July 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bella Vita Restaurant, 3825 Baymeadows Road, corner of Baymeadows & San Jose
Topic: What does spirituality mean to you? What is happening when you feel a spiritual connection? How are you affected by that spiritual connection? Everyone is welcome at the table, even if you have not had the experience.
Friday Night Live!
Enliven your Shabbat spirit with the music of our own Friday Night Live Band. Your hands will be clapping and your toes a-tapping. It will be a spiritually exciting Shabbat experience.
Watch video of the band from the Soul Food Shabbat service.
Sisterhood Shabbat was held Friday, May 8
We celebrated Shabbat and honored the women of WRJ Temple Sisterhood. Our Temple family is enhanced by their generosity, their commitment to social justice, and their dedication to the education of our religious school students and campers.
Dinner was followed by Kabbalat Shabbat worship.
Ties that Bind: From Swatistika to Jim Crow is an EQ3 Media Community Initiative designed to explore the intersection between our traditions and those of the Black Christian community. At this Soul Food Shabbat we explored culinary, religious and cultural connections. Dinner was prepared by award-winning Chef Amadeus of Food Network’s Extreme Chef and Chef DuJuan Roy from the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. Rabbi Lief shared the pulpit with Senior Pastor John Newman of the Sanctuary of Mt. Calvary. The Friday Night Live Band led by Rabbi Matt Cohen raised all our spirits as we sang and clapped. View the photo gallery.
Year in Review
"Spend a few moments flipping through the scrapbook of memories we created together this year. We learned together and prayed together. We worked to make the world a better place and together we created our Temple community." Read about our Temple through the words of our Executive Director, Goldie Lansky.
The Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival was held Sunday, May 3, 2015
Jewish foods were provided by area restaurateurs from many culinary perspectives. “While many may think that Jewish food is kugel, kreplach, chicken soup and babka, Jews have lived all over the world and created recipes based on the local food products available,” explains Rabbi Lief. We are looking forward to the next one to be held the first Sunday in May, 2016. View the photo gallery.
A big thank you to Chair, Mindy Grinan, and all the volunteers, sponsors and vendors who made this year's festival a fantastic event.
BAKERS ALWAYS WELCOME Sisterhood caters all types of events on behalf of Temple throughout the year.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE as we continually update our Temple website!
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