If there is one message you could take from this page, it is this - our mission at TCOMD is to provide opportunities to experience authentic Judaism, even here in Lake County, to whatever extent you want and need. In less than three years we’ve built up weekly minyans, a school for children, programs for advanced learning for adults, a regular social calendar, chaplaincy programs, a Chevrah Kadisha, and outreach to the general community. We have acquired a building in downtown Mount Dora and renovated it for use as a synagogue; we celebrated our first High Holidays there in 2011.
Our members see TCOMD as important because it ensures the continued strength of our area by bringing diversity and vibrancy to the community, providing a place for the sharing of joys and troubles, and fostering our special sense of identity in the larger Jewish family. TCOMD provides a safe-space for Jews of all kinds, from all backgrounds; we are supportive, encouraging, but never judgmental. Lake County may seem like a Wilderness from a Jewish perspective, but once you’ve walked into the tents of your brothers and sisters here in the Tri-Cities, you’ll know that you’ve found in the Traditional Congregation - your Home for Genuine Judaism.
B’ruchim habaim, Welcome all who come!
Rabbi Chayyim G.Z. Solomon, Ph.D.