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Temple B’nai Darom nears fall completion

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Temple B’nai Darom was founded in 1888 by the United Hebrews of Ocala and had its beginning on NE Second Street.  In 1976 B’nai Darom (which translates to “Children of the South”) relocated to Banyan Course. Demographics indicate that growth of the Jewish community is in the SW 200 corridor and so the Board of Temple B’nai Darom, with mixed emotions, made the decision that to grow and thrive, it too should move to the SW 200 area, where many of its members now reside.

A piece of land was purchased on SW 38th Street, near Westport High School and our congregation and friends are becoming more excited each day as we see our new Synagogue come to fruition. The current expectation is that we will be able to move into our new home sometime in November.

Our Rabbi, Dr. Harold Jaye, who has been our spiritual leader for over 30 years is looking forward to bringing innovative programs to our new location that will be of interest to the entire community.

Temple B’nai Darom looks forward to welcoming all our neighbors in the SW 200 corridor to our new home this fall.

Temple B'nai Darom is the second oldest Jewish congregation in Florida and the oldest in Marion County. What is special about our congregation is our members and our Rabbi. B'nai Darom will remain a small to medium sized congregation with warmth and friendliness remaining as primary benefit as we move forward in our new temple.

We are again offering complimentary tickets for the High Holidays which begin with Rosh Hashanah eve services Sunday evening, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact Sheila Cohen at 760-887-1467 to request your complimentary tickets.

We will be holding a traditional Break the Fast meal immediately following Yom Kippur services Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, at Eggs Over Baseline Restaurant, down the road from the Temple at 5855 SE Fifth Street, off Baseline Road. Cost is $15 per person. For reservations call Sheila Cohen at 760-887-1467.

We hope you will come and worship with us for the High Holidays.