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About Us

 

Temple Beth El is proud to be the largest Reform Congregation in Lee County, and the only synagogue in Fort Myers affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 

We are the spiritual home of families who have been with us for generations and also those who have just recently moved to town.  Our congregation hosts a vibrant religious school and one of the city's most respected preschools.

Regardless of background, everyone who is seeking a Jewish home will find a welcoming one at Temple Beth El.

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History ___________________________________

Our congregation traces its roots to 1948.  Originally, ten Fort Myers Jewish families gathered to celebrate the High Holidays and by 1955, for the first time in the city’s history, a synagogue was founded.  TBE dedicated a new building in 1965, and having outgrown our original space, we moved in 1994  to our current location in Fort Myers. 

 

 


 

Facility _______________________________________

Temple Beth El is the pinnacle of a rich history housed in a sleek, contemporary synagogue building. Designed by beloved member and award winning architect Bruce Gora, the synagogue and its magnificent sanctuary are noted among the most beautiful in Florida.  

The wooden ark, representing Jacob's Ladder, was created by a Canadian artisan who delivered it from nearby Naples, Florida in four separate trips. It was constructed on site and houses seven precious Torah scrolls.

 

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