At Beth Israel of Ocala we offer Shabbat and High Holiday services. In addition we hold holiday observances such as a Sukkah party, Hanukkah celebration, and a Passover seder. Special events such as game night, ice cream socials, and Shabbat dinners, offer opportunities for fellowship. In addition, we have an active Sisterhood which meets monthly offering a variety of topics of interest.
Services are offered the fourth Friday
of each month.
We are blessed and thankful to have received a grant again this year, 2019, from the Jewish Council of North Central Florida for our Hanukkah gift bags to Jewish residents at assisted living facilities in our area! Their support of our programs has been amazing. Please remember that when they ask for our support. They fund many great programs in the area.
Thank you for your past financial support. As of now the board has decided
that there will be NO dues for the year 2020. Please let us know if you do
NOT intend to continue as a member by replying to this email. We are getting
together a new directory to share with all members.
Chesed is a Hebrew word commonly translated as "loving-kindness," "kindness" or "love." Chesed is central to Jewish ethics.
Fortunately we were able to ‘kick off’ our Chesed Program with an informative
and interesting presentation by Hospice of Marion County’s educational
coordinator, Amy Chadek, who taught us all sorts of information on our county’s
unique program which services the residents of Marion County in many different
ways. We are so lucky to have this group working for us and providing the many
services that assist those in time of need. We hope to bring Amy back again for
another presentation in the future!
We are so delighted to announce that we have started our Chesed Program
and our two co-chairs will be Janet Sadowsky(843-540-3648) from Hadassah
and Fredda Goodstein (954-254-1880) from CB!. They are your contact people
to call if you or anyone you know needs some type of service. This includes
: phone calls to homebound and those recuperating, visiting hospital or assisted
living, driving to doctor or for food shopping, a home cooked meal, setting up for
Shiva or memorial service, a haircut, reading a book, or walking a dog, etc.
While our list includes over twenty volunteers, we are still sorely in need of others
who would give just a small amount of time to join and assist others in need
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide assistance for recurring issues. We can not help on
a weekly basis. We can try to direct you, however, to someone who may be able to help.
This is such an important mitzvah. Please consider joining and assisting us.