The mission of Temple Israel of DeLand is
to provide a local Jewish House of Worship;
to perpetuate Jewish tradition through education,
social activities, and life cycle events;
and to develop and maintain a strong Jewish presence
in Greater West Volusia County.

Please invite friends and family to the Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah - it is too joyous an occasion to exclude anyone from participating in this important fellowship in our cozy Temple 'home'.

2014 Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah information may be found under 'SPECIAL EVENTS' page.

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Would you like to know a simple way to help Temple Israel of DeLand in its fundraising efforts? You can do that by registering with us as your selected non-profit on ( 

SHMIRA Project: This is a grassroots program. IDF combat soldiers are paired with participants around the world who participate in acts of kindness, engage in prayer or Torah learning to increase the soldier's spiritual merit and protection. To find out more information, please go to the following website: 

Do you know someone who ill or 'under the weather'? The Sunshine Committee of Temple Israel of Deland is in full force. Please send all requests for the Sick, Hospital and Nursing Home Visits to Frankie Hochman at  sunshine2241@ Leave as much information as you can such as  the facility, phone number, room number, address and anything that helps make a contact. 

We are still collecting non-perishable food items and paper products for the Volusia/Flagler Counties Jewish Federation's Bill Doliner Food Bank. Please make it your mitzvah to drop off items in the basket at the Temple during services or contact Heather Ortiz at for more details.

Coupon books for the Volusia County and surrounding areas benefiting the Daytona State College Health Information Technology Club are available. Many businesses such as Winn Dixie, K-mart, Beef O'Brady's, Fun Town, Dick's, etc. are supporting this venture. If you are interested, contact Heather Ortiz

Please join us for Shimini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah Services led by Rabbi Reuven Silverman. Please refer to the message from our Rabbi and our 'Special Events' page for further details!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. beings the major holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. We will make several circles around the Synagogue with the Torah in traditional observance of the happiness of the holiday. It is a fun time. Bring your dancing shoes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. is the Holiday service including a Yizkor Service. We will be naming the Chatan Torah and the Chatan bereisheet - as we complete the Torah for the year and begin the Torah for the New Year. It is a great honor to be called for either Aliyah.

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. is our traditional Shabbat service sponsored by Itana and Nick - in celebrating the knowledge of 'It's a girl!'

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. is our traditional Prayer service and this is Parshat Bereisheet - the beginning of the Torah. We will continue with the study of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Of particular interest to us will be the various lands that were given to each of the tribes, where they were located and how the Levites and Kohanim fit into the whole picture.


Sundays: the Mens' Club meets at the Boston Coffee House at New York and Woodlawn @ 9:30 a.m. Contact Bob Sharff for more details.

NO Sunday School scheduled for this coming Sunday, October 20th, 2014. However, Rabbi Rose will be sending out the classwork to everyone. Please communicate with her directly for any questions. 

The students of the Hebrew School will perform Song Day, November 16th, 2014, where students will be presenting songs from the 'Judy Music Selection'.

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