Roof Damage from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Folks in Lake County are still rebuilding and repairing - as one passes by one sees new roofs going up, structural damage being repaired, and a lot more open space in the wooded areas. Our own roof, as you know, was damaged, and we were caught in a bit of a dilemma - repair a roof that was decades past when it should have been replaced - not very good stewardship of donated funds; or replace the roof - a project beyond our means. So we put out a call, and the call was answered. The Rabbi and the Board of TCOMD wants to thank all of you who helped - we are grateful to be able to let you know that we have raised sufficient funds to replace the roof. G-d willing, we will see the new roof structure up in 2018. Todah rabah l'khulam - thank you all! You have turned the curse of Irma into another blessing. Thank You! Check back for progress reports!

Welcome to the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora, your synagogue home for the authentic Jewish experience in Central Florida.

TCOMD is your Jewish Presence in Lake County - with full Synagogue religious services for all Jews, regardless of background or level of observance. The Traditional Synagogue serves members from Ocala through all the Greater Orlando area. All members of the community may participate in the religious services. We provide full Lifecycle services according to ancient tradition, from baby namings, b'nei mitsvah's, weddings, and funerals. We have engaging Adult Education, Religious and Traditional instruction at Introductory and Advanced levels. We have a Hebrew school for the children, and Biblical Hebrew classes for adults. We have an active social calendar and community outreach. We provide Individual and Couples Counseling; Chaplaincy Service through the City of Mount Dora, Florida Hospital and Lake County.

We of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora are building a Jewish community in the Tri-City area, a congregation at once a contributing part of the wider community, while providing opportunities for the individual to express whatever is in their Jewish soul to express. Be their needs educational, spiritual or social, we strive to provide an amiti venue. Our mission is to bring the greatest possible number of Jews close to their own open-minded, traditional Jewish Community.

The Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora - Proud to be Jewish in Lake County.

 
 

 Hakham Sassoon Machshevat haShavuah

Rabbi Isaac Sassoon

I am the servant of Abraham ...

Bereshith 24:34

Among Abraham's instructions to his steward, there is nothing about testing the character of the prospective bride. But apprehending his master's overall concerns and his disdain for the Canaanitish mores, the steward needs no spoon-feeding as regards means and methods. As the saying goes, "The worthy servant is the one who fulfills his master's will"; i.e., he who probes for the master's underlying wishes in order to bring them into fruition. How much more so a servant as loyal as our teacher Moses! Because his entire being is devoted to pleasing his Master, he cannot settle for superficial literalism, but always delves deep beneath and behind words to discover that which is right in the eyes of Hashem (Se Lev. 10:19-20). This profession of searching, as pursued by Moses' disciples, is called "the labor of Torah Study"..

Upcoming Special Events
(please see the Events page for a full listing)
 
Shabbath Services, Saturday, 8:30am
Special Birthday Kiddush December 30th, sponsored by the Solomon Family
Shabbath in the Woods, Magnolia Park, January 4th to 7th
Kabbalath Shabbath followed by dinner, January 12th
Game night, Saturday, January 13th
Executive Committee Meeting, January 14th
Call the synagogue 352-735-4774 for more information

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The Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora
Proud to be Jewish in Lake County

848 N. Donnelly St, Mount Dora, FL, 32757 (352) 735-4774

 


There is something new in Lake County!
Jews have come together to celebrate and create their own place, their own community in the Tri-City area. What is so important? Why are people so excited? Here is what a few of them have said:

The existence of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora is important to me because it ensures the continued strength of our area as it signifies diversity and vibrancy, critical components of every healthy community.
Carole Warshaw-

I appreciate having a synagogue to attend that is located within the area that I live. This synagogue has helped to uncover a Jewish community in this area that I didn't know existed.
-Tiffany Kapner

I am grateful for all the synagogue does to keep Judaism alive and well in Lake County.
-Pam Singer

A synagogue is the foundation for a Jewish community, as a worship home, a place to share joys and troubles and find steady support. This will also be a place to educate our children to continue Jewish heritage.
Dayvin Sterling

The esnoga is the field where my soul walks with the Ruah HaQodesh, is the Sukkah that protects me in the moment of pain. The synagogue is Israel, my home, my place to rest in time of sorrow. It is the House of my father Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moshe, David and Shelomo. It is Temple Mount, the light that illuminated my path, is the place where the seat of mercy rests, is the Tabernacle in the wilderness of my life. The glass of water for my thirst, the shadow of the big rock in the desert. The tree where I shelter from fatigue. The place where I receive wisdom and knowledge. The synagogue is my life.
Enrique Montanez

We of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora are building a Jewish community in the Tri-City area, a congregation at once a contributing part of the wider community, while providing opportunities for the individual to express whatever is in their Jewish soul to express. Be their needs educational, spiritual or social, we strive to provide an amiti venue. Our mission is to bring the greatest possible number of Jews close to their own open-minded, traditional Jewish Community.
Abba Hayyim