About Temple Shalom
Our Congregation / Our Community:
The Villages is America's premier Active Adult Retirement Community located in sunny Central Florida. Temple Shalom of Central Florida, located near The Villages, is the largest Jewish congregation in the Tri-County area (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties). We are an inclusive Reform congregation that offers a warm welcome and a nurturing home to all who seek a meaningful and enduring connection to Judaism. As a Reform Jewish Temple, we are an egalitarian congregation, where all members have full participation in services and worship. Our more than 600 members include Jews of all backgrounds, ages and levels of observance, including interfaith and LGBT couples, singles and families with children.
Our dynamic congregation and friendly, caring environment draw people to Temple Shalom. We hold weekly Shabbat Friday night services, monthly Saturday morning services, and holiday services and observances. Bar, Bat and B’nai Mitzvot, Torah Study, and special educational programs offer learning opportunities for young and old alike. Our vibrant Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Chavurot, Social Action teams, and cultural and entertainment events make Temple Shalom the Center of Jewish life in Central Florida.