Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor supports Israel and its people, AM YISRAEL CHAI! Rabbi Barry Silver, our spiritual leader, has created a proposal for peace between Israel and Palestine that we would like to share with one and all (please CLICK HERE to read and help us by sharing with others). If you are able to assist Israel in their time of greatest need, please donate to the Jewish National Fund or the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County or Israel’s Red Cross “Magen David Adom“. Provide help to those who have lost loved ones, been injured, have had family members kidnapped by the Hamas attacks on the morning of October 7, 2023, or have been forced to relocate from their homes. We need to help the people of Israel NOW if you can.
Welcome to our Congregation, Family and Friends! At L’Dor Va-Dor, we practice an all-inclusive, universal, and rational approach to Judaism where all are welcome through our doors, both literally and virtually, regardless of beliefs, backgrounds, or orientation! It is a Judaism that honors tradition, respects science, and celebrates spirituality. We like to call this Cosmic Judaism, an inspiring and rational “InspiRational” Judaism. We invite you to help us in building the Judaism of Tomorrow! We offer dynamic and joyous celebrations of Shabbat and holidays and are socially-conscious about our world, environment, and current events, led by our amazing Rabbi Barry Silver, with music provided by our Cantor Carol Garrett. We welcome you to join us on this journey and to experience all we have to offer. We lovingly welcome those who seek to learn more about Judaism and perhaps even consider adopting Judaism as their faith! This short music video, with lyric adaptation written by our Rabbi Barry Silver, might just sum up the view shared by L’Dor Va-Dor … please CLICK HERE to view.
To find out more about our weekly Shabbat services, please either scroll down on this page, or CLICK HERE for our Calendar and view details for a specific date.
We have an active Women’s Group (“The Women of Shechinah“), where all women are welcomed, and an active Men’s Group (“The Ezekiel Group“), where all men are welcomed. We meet monthly for enjoyable get-togethers.
You may want to view some of our programming to learn more about our Congregation … just CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube channel to view any of our current and historic programming, such as Shabbat services, High Holy Day services, Torah study sessions, discussions and more. L’Dor Va-Dor is proud to stand up and speak out on the rights for women, religious freedom, anti-Semitism, the environment, and other important issues. Our Rabbi Barry Silver has filed a suit in the name of our congregation and himself, against the state of Florida and the July 1, 2022 Florida anti-abortion law. Rabbi is working on reversing this law to give women back their right to choose here in Florida. To learn more about this lawsuit and applicable links, please CLICK HERE. You can take action by completing a petition and submitting this to the Florida Supervisor of Elections to limit Florida government interference with regard to Abortions (CLICK HERE for the petition). We are speaking up for clean water in our state of Florida, please CLICK HERE to print and sign the petition to ensure clean water for our future (the petition is HERE). We are very proud to have been a part of preserving the lands of the Agricultural Reserve against further development with the recent vote of the Palm Beach County Commissioners in October 2023. We are very excited about the documentary film “UNDER G-D” that includes Rabbi Barry Silver speaking about the lawsuit he filed against the anti-abortion Florida law (please CLICK HERE to watch this important film). If you may wish to volunteer and do more, please contact us at L’Dor Va-Dor!
Each Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET on Zoom, our Rabbi Barry Silver offers his insights (sometimes with other clergy or members of L’Dor Va-Dor as guests) into the Torah Parsha for the upcoming Shabbat, events of today and the past. This is not your “Grandparents” interpretation, but a modern and rational view, with a bit of the “Silver humor” added for good measure! Sometimes we will show a significant film and discuss following. Join us and see if this may be something meaningful to and for YOU!
We look forward to your joining with us for our engaging Torah and Jewish History discussions and rational perspective! Thank you. To join us, please CLICK HERE Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ET.
We welcome one and all to participate and enjoy our Shabbat Celebration services every Friday evening in-person and share the happiness and excitement of this beautiful weekly holiday! Our Rabbi reads from and interprets the Torah each Friday. Join with us and experience Shabbat with L’Dor Va-Dor like no other, one that is musical and inspiring and interprets Judaism and the Torah in a rational manner!
To find out more about how you can join with us to welcome our next Shabbat, on Friday evening, December 1st at 7:00 pm ET, please CLICK HERE.
Have a child or grandchild wishing to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Know an adult who always wanted to be Bar or Bat Mitzvah’ed? L’Dor Va-Dor can fulfill your wishes! We can educate, train, teach Hebrew, and prepare for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for a child of any age or child-at-heart adult.
Please contact us to discuss your needs and wishes and we can make it happen! All at reasonable rates. You will find us to be welcoming and accommodating to make this milestone very special for you and your family!
December 5, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This evening we will enjoy a film about famous Jews in the field of Music. We will also watch some Chanukah videos in preparation for the upcoming holiday of Chanukah on Thursday, Dec. 7th. We discuss and share a little following the showing of the videos. All are welcomed and wanted! Join with us and see if this may be something meaningful to and for YOU!
To join us each Tuesday at 7:00 pm ET … Please click here to join in.
Meeting ID: 883 4142 6745
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1-301-715-8592 or 1-312-626-6799, then enter Meeting 883 4142 6745 and #, then enter Passcode 037332 and #
December 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the dual holidays of SHABBAT and the second night of CHANUKAH with Rabbi Barry Silver and Cantor Carol Garrett at 7:00 pm ET. Bring your menorahs and join us in lighting of the Chanukah candles! Then we will welcome Shabbat with the lighting of the Sabbath candles. We welcome YOU to join with us and experience our rational-based musical celebration!
Share this beautiful weekly holiday with others – greeting and meeting members, friends, and guests. Hear wonderful music and song and meaningful and inspiring words and messages for this Chanukah Shabbat! Please stay on following to schmooze and share a little and extend the time we have together on a more personal basis!
Virtually: We will provide the ZOOM and YouTube links closer to the date of service.
December 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We invite one and all to join us for a wonderful and fun time in person for the third day of Chanukah.
This event will be held at the Hagen Ranch Road Library (in their large event room), 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach, FL (on the east side of Hagen Ranch Rd, midway between Lake Ida Road and West Atlantic Ave).
We have a wonderful and fun afternoon planned with lots of excitement! Rabbi Barry and Cantor Carol will be there and, hopefully, YOU as well! Bring your electric or battery-operated menorahs (if you have one) and join in for our community Chanukah lighting for the Fourth Night! [Candles and flames are not allowed.]
We will have wonderful music and songs to sing-along, dancing, raffles, and , of course, some delicious nosh for Chanukah!
Please let us know that you will join us, please RSVP by calling or texting to 561-968-0688 with your NAME, EMAIL address, phone number and the number attending by December 6th, so that we can plan the nosh part!