Thursday, June 12, 2008

Four years ago, five families formed Temple Beth Shira, West Boca’s Reform Synagogue, as a supportive congregation. Today more than 130 families are members of this multi-generational congregation, devoted to Torah, Jewish values, social action and community outreach. Members come from Boynton Beach to Coral Springs. On Friday, June 13th the temple, in West Boca, will be officially welcomed into the Union for Reform Judiasm, the only West Boca Temple to be so affiliated. Attendance at the event is free. For more information call 561-912-1453 or go to The Temple offers a comprehensive religious school, bar and bat mitzvah training and small classes. There is an active sisterhood and brotherhood. Cantor Ellen Stettner is the spiritual leader. She served as Cantor of the historic Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York City, NY, from 1981 through 2002, and was the first person to have occupied that position. She also served Temple Israel in Melbourne, Florida, as interim Spiritual Leader, before accepting the position of Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Shira in West Boca Raton
. Services are held every other Friday at 7:30 pm at West Boca High School. For more information call 561-912-1453 or go to

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