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North Florida Community

Serving Congregations in Northern FL

Welcome from the North Florida Community! Geographically, our community extends south through Central Florida and north to southern Georgia. We are indeed a diverse, but inclusive community.

The 15 congregations in our community represent the Golden Isles of Georgia, Florida’s First Coast including historic St. Augustine, Orlando’s tourist mecca and the beautiful beaches from the Daytona area south to Stuart. The Villages, one of the fastest growing retirement areas in the country is also located in our community. Our congregations are located in areas noted for their golf courses, beaches and other popular sites and are attractive to tourists year-round. Jacksonville boasts one of Florida’s oldest congregations; Gainesville and Tallahassee are the locations of two of our largest state universities; but there is also a Reform Jewish presence in many of our smaller communities as well. It is the goal of our leadership to connect and provide networking opportunities for all of our congregations and support them as they provide audacious hospitality to their members and potential members. We hope you will visit us on your next trip to our great state.

Community Chair

Judy Poppell

Congregation Ahavath Chesed
Jacksonville, FL
Community Vice Chair

Steve Mindlin

Temple Israel
Tallahassee, Florida
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