2016 Temple Beth Darom

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.

meeting at

Brentwood Assisted Living

4511 SW 48th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474



Services start at 7:30pm. You must enter the facility by

7:30 or there will be no one to unlock the door after that.

Brentwood is located about 1/4 past Bonefish Grill.





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.  Membership Dues for 2018 are due. 

Please submit $200 (per member) on or before April 30th, 2018 so that we can

be assured of meeting our Financial Responsibilities for the coming year. If you

have been an associate member, dues for the year will be $100 (per member).

We do appreciate donations.

Please make your check payable to:  Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala and mail to:

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala

9147 SE 135th Place

Summerfield, FL 34491

Note: Special arrangements for payment may be made by calling Sonia Peterson at 352-307-3662 ..  All information is strictly confidential.

Chesed Committee


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

especially MEN!

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.






We are sad to announce that our efforts to merge with Temple B'nai Darom were met by a major obstacle when the agreement we had signed was breached. We wish them well.