What we're about

Are you looking for a Jewish community that you can relate to? A community founded on the essential Jewish values of learning, kindness, charity and healing the world?

Then Temple Adath Or (TAO) is the congregation to explore. We are Jewish Renewal and we give you a warm, deep and authentic connection to all that is Divine and Godly in a congregation that is warm and welcoming. TAO has a diverse membership of men and women - singles and couples - young and old - gay and straight - a community waiting to welcome you home to a Judaism that makes sense - especially in this 21st century world.

Jewish Renewal brings Judaism alive with a living, breathing, Kabbalistic way of looking at Torah, Talmud, Midrash, liturgy and prayer that is relevant to this complicated, modern world in which personal connections are harder and harder to find and make. Jewish Renewal is not a static way of interpreting Judaism, but rather a journey to the joy, balance and harmony inherent in this ancient religious path. We tap into the wisdom of the sages so that we may apply their insights to our own life.


Our services and events are filled with music, singing, chanting, dancing and heartfelt prayer and meditation. While connect meaningfully, we also recognize that life must include FUN!

Join us for Shabbat services and Oneg Shabbat that follows on the first and third Friday of each month. We meet at Artserve (http://www.artserve.org/) on Sunrise Blvd in Ft Lauderdale. For more information, please check out our website, www.TAOCenter.net (http://www.TAOcenter.net) for updated list of services and events.

If you are new to the area, or looking for more meaningful relationship with God (however you see God to be) and Judaism, then TAO is a great place to start. Please feel free to email me at designingforlife@aol.com for any additional information.


Anne Goldberg

Upcoming events (3)

A Candid Conversation about Preparing for the Passing of a Loved One

"A Candid Conversation about Preparing for the Passing of a Loved One" Sweet and Holy Friends, join Dr. Brent Schillinger and Marc Rubin for "A Candid Discussion about preparing for the passing of a loved one" This will be an introduction to "The Conversation Project" a program designed to encourage people to have discussions about how they want to live at the end of their lives. The concept is to have these tough conversations at the dinner table, not in the ICU. This subject is so timely, especially now during the Corona Virus pandemic. THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM ONLY, FOR LINK AND INFO PLEASE EMAIL [masked] Dr.BRENT SCHILLINGER BIO: Brent Schillinger, MD is past president of the Palm Beach County Medical society and past president/founding member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services Foundation. He received his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he went on to complete a residency in Dermatology. With a keen interest in medical ethics, Dr. Schillinger served as chair of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for both the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. He is involved in the teaching of medical ethics to undergraduate, medical school, and post-graduate students. Dr. Schillinger has represented the medical community on the Ethics Partnership Council at Palm Beach State College and the Palm Beach Ethics Coalition. He also chairs the Opioid Healthcare Response Initiative for Palm Beach County. He is a member of the clinical faculty at both the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and the Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. MARC RUBIN BIO: Marc Scott Rubin - born on Miami Beach in 1963. Attended the Lehrman Day School (a private academy through the auspices of Temple E-manuel) then North Miami Beach Senior High. Became a Licensed Funeral Director by joining the family business. Today Marc with Northstar Memorial Group and is the Senior Director of Business for the South Florida Area. Organizations (Present and Past): 1.Rotary International –Miami Sundown and Dadeland Chapters as Vice President. 2.Knights of Pythias – District Deputy of the Grand Lodge. George Gershwin Lodge (Chancellor Commander) , Roosevelt Lodge and Naranaga Lakes Lodge. 3.American Heart Association – Greater South Dade/South Miami Chapter as Vice President/Board of Director. 4.B’nai B'rith International – University of Miami Chapter – President. 5.Association for Retarded Citizens – Funeral and Cemetery Liaison. 6.Community Action Agency (Meals on Wheels) - Board of Director. 7.Wynwood Colation – Board of Director. 8.Coalition on Aging – Miami-Dade/Monroe Board of Director. 9.Alliance on Aging –Member. 10.Dade County Guardianship Association – Member. 11.Broward County Guardianship Association - Member. 12.Probate and Guardianship Committee of Dade County. 13.Senior Resource Network - Member. 14.Chamber of Commerce – Miami Beach, Aventura, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, and Boca Raton. 15.Federation - Sponsor - Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. 16.BNI – Weston Chapter – Member. 17.Professional Social Networking Group. 18.Alzheimer’s Association –Care Givers Group at Greenbriar Nursing Home. 19.Generation After – Simon Wiesenthal Chapter. 20.Progress Club – Member. 21.South Dade Business and Professional Forum – Member. 22.Temple Israel of Miami. 23.Temple Judea of Coral Gables (Board Member). 24.Temple Beth Am of Kendall. 25.Temple Bet Breira of Kendall. 26.Temple B'nai Avi of Weston. 27.Temple Dor Dorim of Weston. 28.Temple Solel of Hollywood (Board Member). 29.Miami Hurricane Club. 30.AEII Fraternity (University of Miami Chapter).

Dialoguing about Race w Maui Goodbeer, Renee Greene, Chawne Paige & Brandon Fish

Maui Goodbeer, Renee Greene, Chawne Paige and Brandon Fish will lead a discussion about race in America. Part 1 in a series. Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 pm Join LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rabbimarc.labowitz Zoom: please email the office at [masked] for link and password. Subject: White Privilege and Race in America – what it means to each of us, and coming together in unity and understanding. Maui Goodbeer BIO: Maui founded StreetWaves, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2008 and has mentored thousands of children through the unique aquatics and surf program. Focusing on under-served and under-exposed communities, StreetWaves aims to offer life-saving swimming lessons and empowering surf lessons to children and teens free of charge to their families. An experienced surfer and entrepreneur from San Diego, CA, Maui had a vision for StreetWaves during a lone surf session after a 16-year-old gang member brutally gunned down his 21-year-old younger brother Melvyn. While delivering the eulogy of his little brother, Maui promised to make a difference in the lives of youth in need. StreetWaves fulfills this promise and continues to make a positive impact on the lives of youth in honor of Melvyn. Renee J Greene BIO: Renee J Greene is the Financial & Special Projects Director for TAO and has her own show "Ladies Night In" on Monday Nights with guests speaking about current topics, relaxation and meditation. Renee earned a BS in Broadcasting and Communications with a Minor in Psychology from UF Gainesville. After attending Nova Law School, Renee took a break to marry Dr. Michael Fish and raise her children Brandon and Gilah. Renee returned to Nova and graduated with a Masters Degree in Human Service Admin and Psychology. She also received a Certification in Gestalt Therapy, is a Certified Life Coach, is certified in Whole Food Nutrition, and is using the time during the Covid Quarantine to become a certified Yoga Instructor. Renee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina in the heart of the south, where segregation, civil rights and racism were life realities. She has always been a proponent of racial equity. Chawne Paige BIO: Chawne Paige is an award winning artist and designer, who is the Curator for the Waterloo Center for the Arts, a municipal art museum in Waterloo, Iowa. The center is home to the largest public collection of Haitian artwork in the world. Chawne has been with the center for over 20 years, presenting numerous immersive yet thought provoking exhibitions including: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, An Elegy to America in Black and White by Madai Taylor, Dictators and Dreamers by Jennifer Lynn Bates, and most recently the Women’s Mobile Museum. Chawne is actively engaged in civic organizations throughout the Waterloo area, serving on multiple boards and committees. Brandon Fish BIO: Brandon Fish is the Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Charleston. In 2014, Fish traveled to Missouri twice to participate in Black Lives Matter demonstrations and again with the Young Democrats of America’s Black Caucus to train Ferguson residents to run for municipal office. In 2015, Fish became co-founder of Charleston’s first Black Lives Matter chapter, helping to organize large demonstrations in the wake of the murder of Eric Garner, going on to help facilitate the discovery of the video of North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager’s murder of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man. In the wake of the tragic murder of nine Black church members at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Fish continued a working relationship with Charleston Black Lives Matter leader Muhiyidin D’Baha and DeRay McKesson, a leading national voice of the Black Lives Matter movement, to help organize the “Days of Grace,” a weeklong conference facilitating discussions about grassroots organizing, the Black Lives Matter movement, and race relations.

Chant Shabbat Services with Maria Daszkal

Online event

Chant Shabbat Services with Maria Daszkal FRIDAY, JULY 10 at 6:30 PM Our musical director, Maria Daszkal, will lead a unique Shabbat service of music and chant. Chanting helps us go deeper inside, where we can calmly connect to our G-d and receive the Love that connects us all. Join LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rabbimarc.labowitz Zoom: for link please email [masked] Join us throughout the summer for music, chant, prayer and soul. We look forward to seeing you.

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