Temple Shalom provides a meeting place, a sacred space for worship, and an educational and social resource for Jews of all ages. Our congregants represent the great diversity of the Jewish population, and find a sense of identity, attachment, and family through Temple membership. Founded in 1962, Temple Shalom represents the Jewish religion to the total community of Collier County by building friendships and fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of Judaism.
The ONE FAMILY INITIATIVE at TEMPLE SHALOM
Relational Judaism, implemented as One Family at Temple Shalom, is a way of thinking, a way of doing things. It is who we strive to be. At Temple Shalom, we are in the midst of a transformation, a cultural shift, from programmatic/transactional thinking, attitudes, and behavior to a culture based on the relationship of one member to another, of member to Temple, of member to Torah and God. Believing in the value and sacredness of relationships, many aspects of life at Temple Shalom continue to be impacted. From the first contact of a newcomer to Temple Shalom through the years of being part of our Temple family, the experience of belonging is much more than a financial commitment. Our ultimate goal is to build a community of engaged congregants, a religious home in which the connection between Temple and congregant is centered on our member’s needs and what is important to them. Creating the systems that promote relationships and an environment that is conducive to connecting with others are tools for furthering this transformation.