About Membership


Temple Beth Orr is a warm, inclusive, and welcoming community that has been the cornerstone of Reform Jewish life in Coral Springs for the past 50 years. While many synagogues refer to their congregants as members, we prefer the term partners. If you are looking for your religious home, look no further. We are certain you will find partnership to be enriching and engaging, and we encourage you to find your Jewish identity with our Temple Beth Orr family.

When you join us at the partnership level or above, you help ensure that we are able to continue our important work. Temple Beth Orr encourages partnership at different levels, such as the Chai Society, which allows us to assist congregants who could not otherwise afford to pay for a full partnership. If this is the first time that you are joining our Temple, we have provided a one-year financial incentive so you can get to know our community as we have come to love it. Membership dues are required for all families with students in TBO Religious School starting in kindergarten.

Rabbi Laura Rappaport continues to light up our services, classes, and holidays with her creative, joyful, thought-provoking and meaningful services. Eileen Kaplan, our Early Childhood Center Director, continues to creatively lead our NAEYC accredited ECC program as a Broward Gold Star School. Our Religious School Director, Phyllis Lasky, our newest member of our team, has developed unique and interactive learning and community-building experiences for children attending religious school and she looks forward to VPK students continuing their Jewish journey. Youth Director Ron Barhai continues to dynamically provide our youth groups with fun activities, holiday experiences, and friendships. Esther Zipper, our Temple Administrator, is here for you when you want to visit us, tour the facility, and have any questions on membership.

Temples across the United States are facing the challenge of surviving with smaller congregations. Temple Beth Orr is no different. Since the pandemic, Jewish people have become comfortable not affiliating with a synagogue, living the values of Judaism but not supporting their local temples. Others have taken notice and have seized this opportunity to attack us while we are vulnerable. Temples are not only a safe place for Jewish people to pray, but also congregate for social purposes as well. Without temples, Judaism will not survive, and those that identify as Jewish will have little to no organized support to defend themselves politically, spiritually, or physically. In keeping up with our needs, our #1 concern has been Security to keep you, your family, and children safe. We are doing our part to maintain and improve the Temple and its grounds while staying fiscally responsible. While our costs have risen in all areas, aspects – salaries, services, insurance, etc. we have not raised the cost of a partnership plan. We depend on you, and other partners like you to give what you can, when you can to support our beautiful building, our safe place.

We need everyone to be as generous as possible in pledging your membership level for 2024-2025. It is costly to run a quality congregation and we cannot do it without your financial support. We are a family, a community, and friends who support each other through the joys and sorrows of life. Our youngest member has not yet been born, and our eldest just turned 99. We celebrate and value every one of us! Together we are Temple Beth Orr!

Mathew Meyer, President
Temple Beth Orr

Contact [email protected] with any questions or to arrange your payments