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The Community Free Synagogue



"Study - Worship - Benevolent Action"

P.O. Box 07144    Fort Myers, FL 33919

239.274.7485 (SHUL)  Contact Us

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We meet in the Southwest Florida Masonic Center, 10868 Metro Pkwy, in South Fort Myers   (MAP)


Now in its 10th year, The Community Free Synagogue is a new and exciting model for the 21st century American synagogue: more a spiritual village than an organization! You don't "belong" to the synagogue- the synagogue belongs to you through your participation in the life of our congregation, whose mission is prayer, study and benevolent acts. We comfortably support ourselves through a spirit of volunteerism and by the generosity of the hundreds of households that make C.F.S. their congregational home and our area's largest Jewish congregation. Our music is vibrant, worship uplifting and highly participatory, and our setting relaxed and informal. There are no fees or charges for any of our programs or classes, nor will you ever "pay to pray."

Traditional Sabbath Eve dinner every Friday evening at 6:30. It's free, casual and reservations are not needed.

 (Bring a hallah, some cookies or a bottle of wine if you'd like!)

  Worship begins at 7:30 PM each Friday evening.

 Torah Study with the rabbi is preceded by a light breakfast each Saturday from 9:30-11:30AM

(Please note:  March 28th Breakfast and Study is at the Jewish Federation offices, 9701 Commerce Center) MAP

 Information about our May 28-June 9 2015 Israel Trip


Study Session:

Muhammad, the Jews and the Beginnings of Islam

March 31, 7-9 PM





Community Free Seder Suppers Friday April 3 and Saturday April 4 at 6:30 PM;

Free, but reservations are must! Pick a night and email




   We sponsored and created "Mordecai's Ride of Glory" at the Community Purim Festival on March 1 at the Harlem Heights Center. Heartfelt thanks to master craftsman Tom, artists John and Kelly, "roadies" Chuck, Alan, Melinda the Toy Lady and all the CFSers who came to give the kids such a great time!"

On Wednesday, March 4, David Pincus brought together some terrific cooks to prepare an authentic Persian banquet to help about 100 of us welcome Purim. Thanks to David and his crew: Winfield and Lisa Lentz, Diane Coffman, Roz and Scott Thomson, and Natalie Fulton for one of the best meals ever! Click HERE to see them hard at work:



Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? (Jeff Goldberg in the The Atlantic )

Read about us in Rabbi Kerry Olitzky's new book:  New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue

C.F.S. recipient of prestigious Chai Minded Grant!

 Read about us in Florida Weekly!