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The Community Free Synagogue

"The joys of Jewish living - priceless!"

P.O. Box 07144    Fort Myers, FL 33919

239.274.7485 (SHUL)  

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

Now in its 9th year, The Community Free Synagogue is an alternative to the "bricks and mortar" paid membership model of the ordinary American synagogue. For us "belonging" means participating 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. The are no membership fees or charges for any of our programs or classes.

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!

Participate in a study on "The Experience of Jewish Women and 2nd Marriages"

5775 High Holiday Schedule

Wednesday  September 24  7:30 PM :  Rosh Hashanah eve

Thursday September 25  10:00 AM : Rosh Hashanah morning


Join the Rabbi on Sunday 28, 1:00 PM for a Memorial Service at the Jewish cemetery at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.


Friday October 3: 7:30 PM : Yom Kippur Eve

Saturday, October 4:

10:00 AM: Morning worship

3:30 PM : Study with the Rabbi

4:30 PM: Afternoon,Yizkor and Closing Service

Followed by a complimentary Break-the-Fast Buffet


Bishop John Nevins, former head of our local Catholic Diocese, died on Wednesday August 27. He was a wonderful man and a cherished friend. This photo was taken just before his retirement in 2007 when we together broke ground for the Immokalee Workers' Center.

Richard McConville and Natalie Fulton shop for the Community Free Synagogue's donation to the local Jewish Federation's Food Pantry.

Congratulations to Summa Cum Laude North Fort Myers Graduate Golan Gil-More, son of Robin Gil-More, this year's C.F.S. Scholarship recipient. Golan will attend Muhlenberg College in August. Robin plays in our Shirat Hayam Musical Ensemble.

Dear Rabbi Diamond and the whole Community Free Synagogue,

I would like to thank everyone from the Community Free Synagogue for the amazing opportunity to meet them, share an experience with everyone, and to continue my own journey in life. My mother and I have been so glad to be welcomed into your community so warmly. I have enjoyed every one of your stories and jokes. And finally, of course to thank you for the scholarship you have awarded me. I will do my very best, and will try to keep in touch.     Golan Gil-More




       Listen to Shirat Hayam Community Free Synagogue Musical Ensemble Perform 2 original melodies





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