Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El

Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow

Contact Us: 239-433-0018 | office@templebethel.com

Find Us: 16225 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Temple Beth El – Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow

Welcome to Temple Beth El, Fort Myers’ progressive Jewish congregation. As a member of the Union of Reform Judaism, we are committed to the very highest standards of Jewish worship, education and celebration at every stage of life.

We provide a welcoming Jewish home-haven and extended family of the spirit for the broadest range of Jewish households, with a genuine sensitivity to interfaith families and their special needs. Above all, the congregation of Temple Beth El is a modern, inclusive religious community.

Weekly Services

Friday Night Shabbat Services
7:30 - 9 pm

Torah Study
Saturdays, 9-10 am

Upcoming Events

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IAG – Interfaith Action Group

An Interfaith Action Group has been established in SW Florida. The Jewish Community is represented by Temple Beth El and Temple Judea as of this writing. Also participating are Buddhists, Unitarians, Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Muslims, atheists, and additional Christian Churches. I may have omitted a few places of worship. It is an expanding group which seeks to reach out to all faiths and religious organizations in the Region.

The IAG’s goal is to educate participants and the community on racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, age, gender, familial, sexual orientation, physical, personal, and class barriers that often manifest themselves in unjust treatment, inequalities, exclusion, and violence. Each group has a unique story, music, food, and holidays to be shared. The coalition aims to serve as bridge builders, committed to the work of assembling alliances and strategies across racial, ethnic, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation identities for purposes of Social Action and Social Justice.

The Interfaith Action Group will vigorously and enthusiastically pursue development of a multicultural, multi-theistic, multiracial, and inclusive community. Faith is what we have in common. Faith, however expressed, will undermine bigotry and xenophobia, and overwhelm hatred and violence.

Russell Bogen, President

Welcome Rabbi Nicole Luna

 

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Temple Beth El welcomes Rabbi Nicole Luna to the Fort Myers Jewish Community.

Rabbi Nicole Luna, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, received her B.A. in Cognitive Science and Jewish Studies from the University of Virginia in 2006. Rabbi Luna received a M.A. in Hebrew Literature in 2010 and ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in 2011, where she was the recipient of the Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship meant to foster future transformational rabbinical leaders.

Rabbi Luna served for five years as solo rabbi at Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, NC. During her time in rabbinical school, Rabbi Luna was greatly enriched by her student pulpit at Temple Beth Israel in Altoona, PA, summer rabbinic residency at Temple Israel in Omaha, NE and chaplaincy internship at New York University Langone Medical Center. She also engaged in interfaith work through Auburn Theological Seminary’s Center for Multifaith Education.

Rabbi Luna is blessed to share her life with her husband Joe Bord and young daughter, Zara Luna-Bord.

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