The Community Free Synagogue

 P.O. Box 07144  Fort Myers, FL 33919

 239.274.7485 (SHUL)    synfree@comcast.net 

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!

 

       February Adult Education:

"Exploring the Roots of European Anti-Semitism through Primary Sources"

   The Community Free Synagogue will offer "mini-course" on European anti-Semitism before World War II from 6:30-8:00 PM Sundays February 12, 19 and 26 in its Community Hall.

   The 3 week class, taught by Holocaust and Modern European Historian Jessica Evers, focuses on virulent, wide-spread European Jew hating from the 19th Century  through the Holocaust. Evers will help the students examine an anti-Semitism throughout Europe and America with longer and deeper roots than just in Germany and its undertones that still resonate even today.

   The course is free and open to all.

 

 

 

 

Hebrew Reading Fluency Labs 5:00-6:30 PM Sundays February 12, 19 and 26 in the Community Hall

Practice and strengthen your prayer book Hebrew reading skills. When you complete these classes, you'll be offered an opportunity to learn how to read 3 verses out of the Torah for Friday evening or Sabbath morning worship. These labs are intended for persons with very basic Hebrew reading skills.

 

Purim Pancake Breakfast Sunday March 12 Followed by Megillah Reading

Join us Purim morning at 10:00 AM for a gourmet breakfast with some appropriate Purim morning adult beverages: pancakes, New Orleans French Toast, Lox and Eggs, Strawberries in Creme Fraiche and more! Afterwards we observe the Purim mitzvah of hearing the Scroll of Esther, accompanied by our hilarious new PowerPoint Purim 3.0 and Sing-Along. We'll even sent you home with a Shalah Manot  bag of our own custom made Humentaschen.  You won't want to miss this one!  Of course it's free, but please email synfreersvp@gmail.com to let us know you're coming. Come in your own Purim costume of we'll put you in one of our very classy ones!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coby Brimer displays his Lego Tsedaqah Box.

    Now in its 12th year, The Community Free Synagogue is a new and progressive model for the 21st century American synagogue guided by Rabbi Bruce Diamond, D.D., a noted 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.

 

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)