Throughout the ages, in Jewish communities everywhere, there has always been a quest for spirituality, fulfillment of religious obligations, and social togetherness. West Miami has been no exception.
     In 1955 a group of very determined members, headed by Morris Harris decided to establish the first traditional synagogue in West Miami. After a lot of planning, hard work, perseverance and much paper work, the plan was approved by the authorities in August of 1956. Soon after, The West Miami Jewish Center officially opened its doors with a lot of pride and good will.

"Its gates are open to visitors who pass through,
to those who want to pause and meditate,
to those who want to say, pray and study,
to those who want to become part of our community and faith."
- Rabbi Nathan Bryn
     These ideals still hold true today. With the initial membership of 32 families, activities at the Temple started almost right away and the first elected officers were: Morris Harris, President, Harry Klein, V.P., Meyer Fisher, Treas., Louis Goldin, Rec. Secy., and Joseph Boise, Fin. Secy.; all under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Maurice Klein.

     During the first decade the synagogue experienced substantial growth in membership and scope and eventually merged with Temple Ahavat Shalom, an orthodox synagogue nearby, absorbing its membership. During the last 20 years the city of West Miami has experienced important population shifts which have also affected Temple Beth Tov Ahavat Shalom. However, a number of new families have joined the synagogue in the last decade, contributing in many ways to its different programs.

     We currently offer religious services on Friday nights and Saturdays, as well as on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. We also offer Adult Education classes as well as Conversion classes.

     Our Sisterhood and Men's Club also offer a variety of programs and activities that are very meaningful to our community.

     All in all our Temple, although small, is a very viable, enthusiastic and warm institution that cares, welcoming everyone who wants to live a meaningful Jewish life.

During the year there are guest speakers, Holiday Dinners & Mizvot Programs.

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Minyan Service:

  - Sunday morning 10:30
  - Monday evening 7:45
  - Thursday evening 7:45

Shabbat Service:

  - Friday evening 8:15
  - Saturday morning 9:15

image credit to / Uria Ohanna

A Message From Rabbi Armon

Dear Friends,

    As your Rabbi it is my pleasure and privilege to wish you a blessed healthy and joyous new Jewish year in 5777 together with all your loved ones. I am looking forward to see you all at the temple for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services - the highlight of the Jewish new year. I hope that these services conducted by our able Cantor Babe Resnick and his well trained choir and myself will be a source of spiritual inspiration. Don't miss these opportunities to reconnect with our Jewish religion.
    This holiday season starts with a meaningful Selichot Service on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8pm. On this service we celebrate the thirteen attributes of Gods mercy reputed to Moses Our cantor and choir will give a musical expression to these central principles of our faith. We will also have as our guest speaker Gabriel Baredes, the Director of Latin Affairs of the Israeli Consulate of Florida and Puerto Rico. He has been with us before and we enjoyed tremendously his analysis on issues relating to Israel. His presentation will be bilingual. I would like to encourage you not to miss on this evening. It is a must to treat our guest to a full synagogue. This holiday season may we renew our commitment to our little Shul.
    Wishing you a Shanah Tovah Le Kulam, a good and sweet new year to all of us.

- Rabbi Manuel Armon

Queridos amigos

    Como su Rabino es un placer y un privilegio para mí desearles un feliz Año Nuevo Judio 5777 lleno de bendiciones, salud y alegría junto a sus seres queridos. Me gustaría verlos a todos en el Shul para los Servicios de Rosh Hashanah y Yom Kippur (lo más destacado del año judio). Espero que estos servicios con la participación de nuestro Cantor Resnick y su Coro bien entrenado además de mi dirección como Rabino sea una fuente de inspiración espiritual. No se pierda esta oportunidad de volverse a conectar con nuestra religión judia. Esta temporada de fiestas comienza con un servicio de Selichot el sábado 24 de Septiembre del 2016 a las 8:00 pm, en este Servicio se celebran los Trece Atributos de la misericordia de Dios. Nuestro Cantor y el Coro darán una interpretación musical a estos principios centrales de nuestra fé.
    También tenemos como conferencista invitado a Gabriel Baredes Director de Asuntos Latinos del Consulado Israelí de Florida y Puerto Rico, el Sr Baredes ha estado con nosotros anteriormente y hemos disfrutado grandemente su análisis sobre cuestiones relacionadas con Israel, su presentación será bilingüe, me gustaría animarles para que no se pierdan su exposición, nuestro invitado es merecedor de la participación de todos nosotros en esta noche. Estamos en el tiempo perfecto para renovar nuestro compromiso con nuestro pequeño Shul.
    Les deseo un Shanah Tovah Le Kulam, un Bueno y Dulce Año Nuevo para todos!

- Rabino Manuel Armon