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June 2018 C.F.S. Israel Pilgrimage information and registration

The Community Free Synagogue

P.O. Box 07144  Fort Myers, FL 33919  (239) 466-6671

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


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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 every Friday evening at 7:30 PM followed by a coffee hour


Each Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM: Torah Study preceded by a light breakfast

(A breakfast nosh is always welcome!) 


Our doors are open at all times with never a charge. Dress "Florida Casual".


Jewish Customs and Practices Course Every Sunday Morning in November 10:30-Noon

The Rabbi will resume his popular "Jewish Customs and Practices" every Sunday in November from 10:30-Noon in the Community Hall. It is a study session and discussion of basic Jewish traditions and practices contained in the Shulhan Arukh, the authoritative source for Jewish observance, with a focus on traditional family life. The classes are free and open to all. Bring a Sunday morning "nosh".


2 Year Community Cantor Certification Course Begins 7:00 PM Tuesday October 10

The Rabbi begins its 2 year Community Free Cantor Certification program on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM at his home. The 2-year course will give its graduates the ability to conduct all aspects of Jewish worship and "life cycle" events such as Brit Milah, weddings, funerals and stone dedications. The course of studies will include advanced Hebrew literacy, the laws and structures of Jewish worship and life-style events, traditional and modern liturgical musical settings, sight reading music and voice coaching. There is no charge for course, but graduates are expected to volunteer for a year at a synagogue or other institutional setting. Registration is a must. For more information or to register, email . Registration closes October 24.


To learn more about our June 2018 Israel Pilgrimage click HERE.



Now in its 13th year, The Community Free Synagogue is a progressive model for the 21st century American synagogue guided by Rabbi Bruce Diamond, D.D., a long-time community leader, scholar and master teacher. C.F.S. does not sell memberships, tickets or set fees for any of its many programs and events.  The synagogue is an open community resource whose mission is prayer, study and benevolent acts. The synagogue is comfortably supported through a spirit of volunteerism and by the generosity of the hundreds of households that make C.F.S. their congregational home. All of its programs and events, including youth Hebrew and Jewish education, are open to all without fees or solicitations. You don't "belong" to our synagogue- our synagogue belongs to you!


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