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

Hashem commanded us to do all these statutes, to be in awe of Hashem our G-d, for our good each and every day.

Devarim 6:24

“For our good – lest we be duped into thinking that be keeping the commandments we were doing G-d a favor! Paganism was a matter of trade-offs between the worshipper and insatiable idols with whom he must ingratiate himself. The Torah reveals here (and elsewhere) that her Giver’s purpose is very different: the well-being of His creatures. This is how Ramban reformulated the doctrine: “The rabbis taught, what is an example of a vow that might be said to compromise the honor of Maqom? Should we say an oath not to do sukkah? Or maybe not to carry lulav or to refrain from putting on tefilleen? Are those examples of Maqom’s honor (so that in their omission it would be compromised)”? No, it is the person himself who enjoys the benefit from such acts, not the deity, as it says (Iyov 35:6,7), ‘If you sin, what do you do to Him? If you are righteous, what do you give Him?” (Ramban to Dt, 22:6)  

Hakham Isaac S.D. Sassoon


Upcoming Special Events
(please see the Events page for a full listing)
 
Shabbath Services, Saturday, 9:30am
Full Board Meeting, Sunday, September 18th, 9am
 
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

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


 
TCOMD will not be charging for seats for the High Holidays. Seating will be on an as-available basis to all who wish to attend. However, if one wishes a reserved seat, those are available for a donation of $180, or $36 for members in good standing.