Sunday: Education, Verlon Thompson Concert, Serving at The Shelter

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Shabbat Evening service will begin at 8 PM on Friday, March 24. Service will be led by Barb Abrams. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.

Shabbat services continue on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM, and Loren Schreiber will give the D'var Torah.

Kiddush luncheon will follow services and is sponsored by Carol Chenoweth, Loren & Dora Schreiber, and Ray Chambers.

Torah Readings and Haftarah

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

Torah: Exodus 35:1 - 40:38
Maftir: Exodus 12:1 - 12:20 | Shabbat HaChodesh
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18 | Shabbat HaChodesh


Religion and Hebrew School return to normal class hours this week. Wednesday at 6:30 PM and Sunday morning starting at 9:30 AM

Adult Ed meets at 9:30 AM on Sunday, in the office.


Shomrei Arts and Music Program Presents Verlon Thompson

We are thrilled to announce that singer/songwriter/performer Verlon Thompson has offered to perform at CST on Sunday, March 26 at 4pm!

Please click this link to read more about this event.

March I.T.E.M.

The March Items of The Easy Mitzvah (I.T.E.M.) are boxes of mac & cheese. We'll take them to the Shelter when go to serve dinner there on the 4th Sunday, March 26.  For questions, or to join us on the 26th, please contact Barb Abrams at

Passover on the Patio

April 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Shomrei Torah. Details are here and you can RSVP online here.


Jewish Film Festival Continues on March 24 & 26

The Tallahassee Jewish Federation is pleased to announce our second film in the 2017 Jewish film series -- Finding Babel, featuring the voice of Liev Schreiber.

Finding Babel follows the grandson of famed Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the man he never met. Babel's writings, considered masterpieces of Russian literature, challenged the reality of life under rising Soviet totalitarianism, leading to his execution as part of Stalin's purges in 1940.

Mentored by Maxim Gorky, Babel was thrust upon the international stage with Red Cavalry, a bold war narrative, followed by Odessa Stories. His many short stories and stage plays examined Soviet society with a critical eye. Woven into the film are excerpts from Babel's writings read by actor Liev Schreiber, coupled with unique, ethereal animations that serve to illustrate Babel's works.

The film will be presented on Friday, March 24 at 6 pm and again on Sunday, March 26 at 4 and 6:15 pm at All Saints Cinema. 

Holocaust Education Week

March 19 through 27, 2017

A full week of events are planned including the Requiem of Defiance. Visit the HERC website for the full schedule.

NCJW Meeting at Shomrei Torah

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Speaker: Naomi Brownstein

Click here for full details.

Freedom Seder

April 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, in conjunction with a friend of St. Michaels who is member of both Shomrei and Temple Israel, will be hosting a Freedom Seder to celebrate the freedom from slavery of the Jewish and black peoples and others.  It will be held on Weds, April 12, at 6:15 PM at St. Michaels (1405 Melvin Street, one block south of FAMU Way and Bronough.

There will be a seder service followed by a kosher-for-Passover style dinner, followed by a short discussion period.  St. Michael's is covering the cost of the meal, but those participating are encouraged to donate to the church's Freedom Fund.  (Checks can be made payable to St. Michael and All Angels and marked for the Freedom Fund.)  They are expecting about 60 people and hope to have 20 from the Jewish community.  To reserve your spot, please RSVP to Lennie Helfand at

Yom Hashoah Observance

April 23, 2017

Time: 3:00pm
W here: Temple Israel, 2215 Mahan Dr
Guest Speaker : Holly Mandelkern

Holly Mandelkern is the author of Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles In Poetry which features Holly’s narrative poetry about real people from the Holocaust whom she has known personally or whose stories she has taught. Melding historical detail and keen insights with the grace of poetry, she brings to life a wide variety of individuals struggling against the horrors of the Holocaust.

Presented by: Holocaust Education Resource Council, Temple Israel, Congregation Shomrei Torah, and Tallahassee Jewish Federation

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Memorial Candle Lighting

For more information contact Stefanie Posner at or 850-877-3517

Save the Dates: Camp Shalom

June 5-9, 2017 and June 12-16, 2017. Applications are available in the lobby. Any questions may be sent to

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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Slideshow

Written by Barbara Abrams. Posted in News

On Thursday, May 5, Shomrei Torah hosted the annual community Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial) commemoration.  It was co-sponsored by Shomrei Torah, Temple Israel, HERC, and Tallahassee Jewish Federation.  Our guest speaker was Professor Maya Ackerman.   Thanks to Sandler Dickson for creating this slide show that nicely captures the event.  Memories can be found here:


Volunteers Needed to Serve Shelter Meals

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The Shelter LogoThe Shelter’s new facility, located at 2650 Municipal Way, is open and has a fully furnished kitchen, food serving area, and dining room. Every organization that has provided prepared meals in the past, will no longer be able to do so. Instead we are being asked to volunteer our services during their usually scheduled meal. Shomrei Torah and the Shomrei Torah Sisterhood have committed to performing this mitzvah on the fourth Sunday of the month.

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