Sunday, August 16, 2009
Temple B'nai Darom
Temple B'nai Darom (which means Sons [or children] of the South) is unaffiliated but I have been told it falls somewhere between the Reformed and Conservative Jewish traditions. B'nai Darom was formed by a group who broke away from Temple Beth Shalom (a Reform synagogue) in the 1960s, although they trace their roots to Jewish settlers who came to the area over 100 years ago. There are no Orthodox or Conservative temples in the Ocala area. Rabbi Harold Jaye holds a doctor of philosophy degree from Brandeis University and has served as a professor of humanities at Central Florida Community College.