Free and Open High Holiday Seating

The Community Free Synagogue

P.O. Box 07144  Fort Myers, FL 33919

 239.274.7485 (SHUL) 

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 from 9:30-11:30 AM: Torah Study with the Rabbi 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".

    Now in its 12th 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!



C.F.S. June 4-15 Israel Pilgrimage at Sde Boqer in the Negev, Ben Gurion's kibbutz and final resting place, and our ladies prepared to enter the Druze Nabi Salbalan shrine in Hurfeish.


On the 2nd night of Shavu'ot, May 31 2017, Terri Goldberg and Tom Miess were ordained as Community Rabbis by Rabbi Diamond after 3 years of study and preparation. They have been appointed auxiliary rabbis in our Community Free Synagogue.  Click HERE for more photos.


Mazel Tov to Linda Shuster and Nancy Schwartz who were called to the Torah for the 1st time as Bnot Mitzvah on Sabbath morning, May 27. Linda and Nancy completed our intensive Prayer Book Hebrew Immersion Program conducted by our auxiliary Rabbis Thomas Miess and Terri Goldberg. The P.B.H.I.P. will be offered again in November.


|Read about us in Rabbi Kerry Olitzky's new book: New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue|

|C.F.S. recipient of prestigious Chai Minded Grant! |Read about us in Florida Weekly!|

"The world is supported by 3 things:  Learning, Worship and Acts of kindness."  (Avot 1:2)