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Mussar-Jewish Spiritual & Practical Self-Improvement

Temple Beth Or of Miami will be offering a year long educational series on the topic of Mussar, a 19th century study of ethics and morality that is taking the 21st century Jewish Community by storm.

Mussar is a path of contemplative practices and exercises to help an individual pinpoint and then to break through the barriers that surround and obstruct the flow of inner light in our lives.

Starting on October 8th the bi-weekly forum led by Rabbi Mark Kram in conjunction with the Mussar Institute will teach participants how to use the practice of Mussar to release the light of holiness that lives within the soul by using meditations, guided contemplations, exercises and chants and minimize those traits that are less desirable in each of us.Cost, including materials is $75

For more information call 305-235-1419 or

Spring Garden Festival-Beth Or

Celebrate Spring at Beth Or's Spring Garden Festival. Enjoy delicious food, music and entertainment, plant sale , artists and vendors, yoga and much more while surrounded by the Temple's lush gardens. Cost $18 for single adult-$15 for groups of two or more $10 for teens and children under 12 enter free

Tempe Beth Or 11713 SW 87th ave South Miami 305-235-1419

Jewish Folk Music with Mark Levy

Come to Beth Or and enjoy Jewish & Yiddish folk music from a bygone era from the entertainer Pete Seeger described as "Inspiring, I don't often hear someone with such a good voice and clear sense of direction" Feb. 14 at 7:30pm - $20 To reserve call Kathy at 305-235-1419 or

Discover Beth Or Brunch

Beth Or’s “Get to know us” brunch on September 7th is an opportunity for the our community to learn why this congregation is unique in South Miami. Small by choice, Temple Beth Or believes in living the Jewish Reconstructionist principle of “Making the old new and the new holy”.

Visitors to this open house celebration can enjoy a delicious “hamishe” light brunch, meet Rabbi Mark Kram and other key members and learn about this liberal community’s programs for the coming year. The festivities will be held starting at 10:30 at the Temple’s garden encircled building at 11715 SW 87th ave.

To RSVP (not required but appreciated) please contact Kathy at 305-235-1419 or or go to the Temple’s website at

Gatekeeprs- The film & the discussion

Join J Street Miami for a special screening at the Coral Gables Art Cinema & post-film discussion of the Oscar-nominated film The Gatekeepers & its impact on Israeli/Palestinian peace negotiations .

The NY Times called it an "amazing" film. "... hard to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely more painfully urgent, more challenging to conventional wisdom". Limited reduced price tickets at: General admission will be available at the box office

"Last Chance for Middle East Peace?

Join Rabbi Lawrence Troster of J Street , Rabbi Mark Kram and the Temple Beth Or community for an important discussion about the role of U.S. leadership in bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. How can the parties resolve the core issues and come to a mutually agreed upon end of the conflict? What can you, as an American Jew, personally do in order to be heard in the conversation?

February 5 ,2013 at 7:30pm- Temple Beth Or 11715 SW 87th Ave 305-235-1419

The December Dilemma

Join Rabbi Mark Kram, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Or ( a Progressive Jewish congregation in Kendall) in a conversation about the the issues faced by millions of interfaith households who are wrestling with how to observe one or both faith traditions ( Christmas and Chanukah) without offending their loved ones or their extended families.

This enjoyable workshop is free and open to all but RSVP is requested


Temple Beth Or - 11715 SW 87th Ave -Miami, FL 33176-4305

Shabbat Dinner & Services

Join Temple Beth Or members for a special Shabbat Dinner and services August 24 at 6pm Feed your body and your spirit – No cost Temple Beth Or, 11715 SW 87th Avenue- Miami For information call Kathy 305-235-1419

Torah School Open House

Temple Beth Or offers an individualized religious school program for each student. It is what makes our program unique. Whether your children are in pre-school or post Bar/Bat Mitzvah, they have a place in Temple Beth Or’s program.

Come see what sets us apart.

Sunday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Workshop “Getting the most out of the High Holy Days”

Temple Beth Or Rabbi Mark Kram will host a special workshop on Tuesday, August 28th to help the entire family maximize appreciation and understanding of the High Holidays. Whether it’s the special prayers, the delicious foods on Rosh Hashana or understanding the full meaning of the Days of Awe, Rabbi Kram’s workshop is for you.

Bring your questions, your ideas and your interest to this informative event Tuesday August 28 7:30pm

Temple Beth Or - 11715 SW 87th Avenue -11715 SW 87th Ave

Interfaith families are always welcome - For information 305-235-1419