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Becoming a member

    Shalom! We are delighted that you are considering joining our synagogue! Temple Beth Sholom is the only egalitarian Conservative synagogue located in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. We are a proud affiliate of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, climbing towards 400 families.

  We have created a warm, caring, vibrant and innovative community where individual and family lives are enriched through spiritual, educational, and intergenerational bonding. Our goal is to become your extended family and support you in all your life-cycle events and simchas. Temple Beth Sholom is our Jewish home that offers a place to worship, study, and lead Jewish lives together.

  We provide a wide range of religious, educational, social and community activities for all ages. Many of our members are snowbirds or new residents to our community. At our services, our “Rabbi with the microphone” walks through the congregation to welcome new faces and to foster new connections. 

   In addition to full memberships, we have seasonal memberships as well, for those spending 1-6 months in Sarasota.

 Please call our office and speak to Kelly at 941-955-8121 if you have questions, to receive a membership application, or to schedule an appointment to meet Rabbi Werbow as you consider becoming part of our TBS family.

Membership Benefits

  • Daily morning services in the Band-Desenberg Chapel, offering an egalitarian Minyan for anyone who needs to say Kaddish
  • A vote at our annual meeting
  • The opportunity to be part of our lay leadership. New members and new faces are encouraged to bring their ideas and energy. If you want to do something new, we have a place for you here.
  • Personal counseling by our Rabbi as well as hospital visits and assistance in celebrating life-cycle events
  • A monthly newsletter, The Messenger, and weekly e-mail updates to keep you informed
  • The option to borrow books, videos, and music from the Gloria Goldman Media Center & Library and the Idelson Adult Library
  • A kehillah, where one can form close friendships and become part of a caring, giving, and supportive Jewish community
  • The opportunity to be a minyan leader, Torah reader, shofar blower, etc.
  • Supported religious education for children
  • Youth Group programming for students in grades 3 – 12
  • Active Sisterhood and Men's Club programs
  • A Cemetery for traditional Jewish burials
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