Bat Yam Temple of the Islands

A Jewish congregation serving residents and guests

of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, and surrounding areas,

providing a place of worship in the Reform tradition and creating

a warm, caring, enriching, and welcoming Jewish community.

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Services will be held at Fellowship Hall of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

Friday, December 31 (New Years Eve) :  6:00 P.M.

Friday, January 3rd onward:  7:00 P.M.

They also can be joined virtually via Zoom. Details to follow in emails to congregants.  We welcome all to join us - please email batyamsanibel@gmail.com for information.

It's not the new year, but it is -- we hope -- the beginning of a new era. 

This was readily apparent on the night of Friday, November 5, when some 30 Bat Yam congregants gathered in Fellowship Hall for our first "in person"  service since the COVID shutdown.


Masks failed to hide everyone's delighted smiles as we greeted one another,  and we were energized by the enthusiasm with which the Rabbi and Cantor conducted the service. Spirits were lifted by familiar words, prayers and music, to say nothing of a new, jazzy version of "L'cha Dodi", composed by Craig Taubman. It was a memorable evening.


As the winter progresses, we hope that more and more Bat Yam members will venture out to Shabbat services so that they too will experience the joy that only "in person" attendance can bring.