10868 Metro Parkway

 P.O. Box 07144 Fort Myers. FL 33919  synfree@comcast.net 

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Now in its 16th year, The Community Free Synagogue is a progressive model for the 21st century American synagogue guided by Rabbi Bruce Diamond, D.D., who holds his ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rabbi is a scholar, master teacher and long-time local community leader.

The synagogue was founded to be an open not-for-profit community resource rather than a private membership organization. Its mission is prayer, study and benevolent acts, 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 sale of memberships, fees or solicitations.

The "Free" in Community Free Synagogue means many things, not merely monetary. Our participants freely share their talents and enthusiasm with us all. The same is true for our Rabbi. We move forward through open and continued communication with our people and by building consensus. We are guided by our Rabbi's wisdom and learning in the spirit harmonious mutual respect, genuine affection, and with service to God and shalom bayit ( literally "peace of the home") as our principle goals and highest goods.

Our moral and religious commitments free us to trust and respect each other. Our greatest pleasure is offering a deeply-textured authentic Jewish congregation with doors and arms open wide to all!