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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:
Congregation Shomrei Torah continues our Scholar-in-Residence program for 2016 and is pleased to host writer and scholar Michael Twitty for the weekend of November 18-20, 2016.
Michael Twitty was recently featured on NPR, where he talked about the real story of Southern cooking. He is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora and its legacy in the food culture of the American South. Michael is a Judaic studies teacher from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and his interests include food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, African American history, and cultural politics. Afroculinaria, Michael's website (https://afroculinaria.com/), highlights and addresses food’s critical role in the development and definition of African American civilization and the politics of consumption and cultural ownership that surround it. His new book, THE COOKING GENE, will be published in August 2017.
Join Congregation Shomrei Torah as we observe these important holidays in our own meaningful way.
We are pleased that Rabbi Merrill Shapiro will be joining us as Scholar in Residence for Rosh Hashannah. A renowned educator and nationally-known activist, Rabbi Shapiro served as a pulpit rabbi for over 20 years. He has also served as the President of the National Board of Trustees of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Babysitters will be available for the first day of Rosh Hashana and for Yom Kippur.
Shomrei Sisterhood's Oneg Teams are ready to go for the 2nd - 5th Fridays of the month and Ryan Cox is the new chairperson for Sisterhood’s Oneg Committee. Thank you, Melissa Dembicer for your service this previous year!
The Sisterhood is encouraging multiple sponsors for each available Shabbat :
In honor of Rosh Hashanah, our I.T.E.M. for October will be a variety of sweet things. Please bring any or all of the following:
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Artificial Sweetener (for coffee)
- Maple Syrup
- Cake or Brownie Mixes
Please place your I.T.E.M.s in the boxes in the front lobby under the table. We'll take them to the Shelter when we go to serve dinner there on the 4th Sunday of October (October 23). If you have any questions, or you'd like to join us in the mitzvah of serving dinner at the Shelter, please contact Barb Abrams at MazelMD@aol.com.