• 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

On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action

On Tu BiShvat, Celebrate a Season of Promise for Environmental Action mbendell January 21, 2021

With a shrinking window of opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change, Tu BiShvat is an important occasion to make our voices heard and defend the future of the planet.

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People

Jewish Disability Advocacy Month: Creating an Accessible World for All People kbkaput January 20, 2021

Join us to learn new advocacy strategies and take action to put the needs and rights of people with disabilities squarely on the policy agenda of the administration and the 117th Congress.

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice

Keep Calm and Bake Challah: My New Pandemic Practice kbkaput January 20, 2021

I've made challot each Friday while sheltering in place, kneading in prayers not only family and friends but also for our country and our world during these trying times.

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom kbkaput January 19, 2021

In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.