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The Community Free Synagogue
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"Study - Worship - Benevolent Action"
P.O. Box 07144 Fort Myers, FL 33919
239.274.7485 (SHUL) email@example.com
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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 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
C.F.S. recipient of prestigious Chai Minded Grant!
Read about us in Florida Weekly!
Information about our May 28-June 9 2015 Israel Trip
Six Week Adult Education Series Begins Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 PM
Readings in Jewish Law and Custom: "The Qitzur Shulhan Arukh" (Abbreviated Code of Jewish Law)
In the middle of the 19th Century, Hungarian Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried compiled what is now a classic Jewish reference book: The Qitzur Shulhan Arukh. This 1 volume is a distillation of the much larger 4 volume Shulhan Arurkh created by the 16th century Sephardic Rabbi Joseph Caro, a refugee from the Spanish Inquisition who settled in the Galilean town of Safed.
The Rabbi will share 6 excerpts from Ganzfried's Qitzur dealing with Marriage, Giving, Synagogue, Parents and Children, Visiting the Sick and End of Life. It's free and open to all!
Listen to Shirat Hayam Community Free Synagogue Musical Ensemble Perform 2 original melodies