• Inspire

    The world is based on three things Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chasadim
  • Chesed

    Acts of loving kindness and compassion Making the world a better place for all
  • Tikkun Olam Social Action

    Repairing the world with good deeds…Healing and transforming those in need
  • Interfaith Commitment

    We are committed to working with all religions, and are happy to welcome interfaith couples.

Welcome to Our Temple

 Welcome to Beth Israel Congregation and our Jewish community, in FlorenceSouth Carolina. Beth Israel Congregation considers itself to be an “Area Synagogue” with members coming from the immediate Florence area and numerous outlying communities within a sixty mile radius. Today, Beth Israel, is the most important Jewish institution/organization in the area and is the center for all Jewish life.

    Established as a Reform congregation over 90 years ago, Beth Israel is in the mainstream of Reform Judaism and is warm to Jewish Tradition. We celebrate Sabbath and all holidays as a large family. We celebrate God and our covenant with God as have our ancestors for thousands of years.

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From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year

How to Observe Shavuot from Home This Year kbkaput May 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted so much of how we engage Jewishly, but Shavuot is a fantastic holiday for families to celebrate from the safety of their homes. Here are a few ways you and your family can observe this rich, festive Jewish holiday this year.

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be urjadmin May 3, 2021

Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family

Being a Mom in an All-Woman Family jstern May 3, 2021

June and her partner, Betsy, adopted two girls from Guatemala and raised them together until Betsy died of cancer 4 years ago. June talked with me about the great joy she felt in fulfilling her dream of becoming a mom and the challenge she and her teenage daughters faced after suffering such a tremendous loss.

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana

A Jewish Ecovillage Founder on Celebrating Earth Day in Ghana kbkaput April 19, 2021

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer is the founder of Unity Ecovillage in Ghana, constructed according to eco-friendly principles that he learned while attending the Green Apprenticeship training program at Kibbutz Lotan in Israel.