Welcome to Temple Beth Israel!


Dear friend,

Your health and well-being along with that of our guests, visitors and vendors are of the utmost concern to us. With the situation engendered by the current public health emergency around the country and the world, we want to err on the side of caution.

We have adopted a policy of heightened vigilance, meeting and exceeding the CDC recommendations. Our physical campus is scheduled for frequent disinfection and the products used are now approved for virus and germ eradication. All surfaces are wiped clean; door handles, food preparation surfaces, tabletops and counters, sinks, grab bars. etc.

You will notice new signage around the Temple, urging you to be cautious and to make use of the hand sanitizer in the bathrooms and around the social hall and the offices.

In addition to the preventative measures we have taken measures promoting social distancing. We are cancelling and postponing events through April 15th and keeping a flexible attitude towards rescheduling them.

The Temple is closed until further notice,  however, we encourage you to call if you have questions or concerns (941) 383-3428



Paradise Center Exercise classes – moved to the Paradise Center Building

Rabbi Sniderman’s Judaism Classes – canceled through 4/15

Bridge Lessons & Bridge Games (both Wed/Fri)- CANCELED

Men’s Club Breakfast 3/22 – POSTPONED TBD

Congregational Annual Meeting 3/22 – RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 26th 2PM

Miniversity: FILM – ‘Shealtiel’ 3/23 – POSTPONED TBD

BIW Luncheon/Appraisal 3/23 – POSTPONED TBD

Florence Katz Annual Concert – 3/24 POSTPONED TBD

92Y: 3/25, 4/7, 4/14 – CANCELED

Passover Seder 4/8 – CANCELED

Obviously, we are sad that we have had to cancel so many important Temple events. We tried to put off the decision for as long as possible. However, we are under a religious obligation to protect ourselves and those around us. We cannot risk exposure to this frightening virus any more than necessary. Wash your hands and keep your distance. We hope and pray that we will be able to resume our regular schedule of programs soon.

Rabbi Stephen Sniderman

Murray Blueglass, President

Allan Goldfarb, VP Administration

Isaac Azerad, Executive Director