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Welcome to Congregation Shomrei Torah of Tallahassee, Florida! We are the only congregation affiliated with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism between Pensacola and Jacksonville. We offer traditional Judaism with an up-to-date flavor.
Here is a sampling of what you can find at Shomrei Torah:
I.T.E.M. (Item of the Easy Mitzvah) for August
Although the Shelter has many dinner service helpers, they are short on helpers for breakfasts. Every morning with breakfast they serve coffee and juice, but often don't have staff to run the dishwasher and have to use disposable cups.
Per special request of the Shelter's kitchen director, our I.T.E.M. for August will be . . . cups! Gators bring hot cups (styrofoam) for coffee and tea, Seminoles bring cold cups (paper) for water and juice.
If you aren't sure of your university heritage . . . bring some of each! Place them in the box in the lobby. We will take them to the Shelter the fourth Sunday of August, August 28, when we go to serve dinner. If you'd like to join us, or have any questions, please contact Barb Abrams at MazelMD@aol.com.
Commemorating Our Lost Temples, the Destruction of Jerusalem, and Other Tragedies
Our Annual Commemoration Service will be held at Shomrei on Tisha B'Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, corresponding to Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 PM.
Please join us for moving readings (in English) from the Book of Lamentations as we mourn so much that we have lost. The lights will be low. Some will wear black, some will sit on the floor, some will remove their shoes to express their grief. Does your heart break? Does your soul yearn to cry out against the injustices of the world? This emotional and meaningful service is not to be missed.
Due to renovation, the kitchen will be completely closed and off limits for most of the summer. Sisterhood's regular Oneg Teams will be on hiatus during this time. Barbara Abrams, our dedicated Ritual VP, wants to find a few volunteers to bring a small, ready to eat (and drink) items to Shabbat services during the time that the kitchen is closed.
- Volunteers should spend no more than $20 each week.
- Volunteers will be reimbursed for their expenses. Just place your receipts in an envelope in the Treasurer's mailbox in the office. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number.
- Items must be ready to eat and drink.
- Items must be labeled as kosher and be ready to eat/drink.
- Plates, cups and utensils will be available.
- There will be no access to a sink or preparation area, refrigeration will not be available.
The opportunity is open to ALL members of Shomrei Torah. Please use this form to volunteer for this mitzvah!