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Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor has its unique mission to offer a full range of congregational programs for adults, children and seniors. We are led by Rabbi Barry Silver, whose leadership has allowed us to evolve into a synagogue that practices a special blend of modern, progressive Judaism that, while rooted in the Bible, is also grounded in a modern understanding of reason and science. Out of this mission, we have created a special congregation that believes in peace and harmony, attracting people of all faiths and a respectful exchange of ideas and views. Together, we seek understanding and wisdom in our daily lives.

We seek to support the physical and spiritual needs of our community by embracing Jewish ethics and values. We provide unique opportunities to meet through physical and online/virtual programs and services, allowing each individual and their family to participate in a level of spirituality that is uplifting and is shared among friends and congregants. Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor is an established 501c3 entity.

Rabbi Barry Silver

Our Congregation

Membership

We are constantly cultivating and expanding our membership base through outreach to new members, interfaith Jews and their families with services and programs designed for their unique needs.

Enrichment

We present our congregation with stimulating, current, and relevant educational activities with emphasis on development of their spiritual lives, prayer, and social consciousness.

Facility

Covid-19 has allowed us to expand our virtual program to include services, dynamic programming, and simple “schmoozing” with friends and guests.  We are currently meeting virtually for our Shabbat celebration services each Friday evening at 7:00 pm ET.  Members, guests, and friends are all welcomed to attend.  We also hold other programs on a weekly basis.  We are continuing to pursue procuring a permanent location to call our “own” and look forward to this in the near future.

Address:

Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor
6100 Boynton Beach Blvd #743102
Boynton Beach, Florida 33474

Cantor Carol Garrett

Professional Staff

  • Rabbi & Spiritual Leader – Rabbi Barry Silver (z”l, may he rest in peace)
  • Cantor – Carol Garrett
  • Program Specialist; High Holy Day & Ritual Coordinator – Sharon Leibovitz

Board of Directors

  • Congregation Treasurer – Suzanne Burstein
  • Congregation Corresponding Secretary – Rabbi Martin Vesole
  • Recording Secretary – Donna Field
  • Trustee – Wendy Frank
  • Trustee – Sharon Leibovitz
  • Trustee – Alan Lichtenberg
  • Trustee – Miriam Sivak

More about our Rabbi Barry Silver:

We are extremely sad to share the passing of our beloved Rabbi Barry Silver, who lost his long-time battle with cancer, his body finally giving in, on Thursday, March 21, 2024, surrounded by his family in love.  He fought the disease valiantly and some did not even know of his debilitating illness due to his strength of character. Rabbi Barry leaves behind an amazing legacy of his rational interpretation of Judaism, “Cosmic Judaism”, uniting science and religion, which he created as an ode to his heroes, Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan. Rabbi is survived by his loving wife, Francine, and his major source of pride, his two sons, Ari and Brandon, his brothers, Josh, Noah, and Dan, his sister-in-law Natalie, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rabbi Barry has served Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor since 1996, emulating his father, Rabbi Sam Silver’s devotion to interfaith harmony, rational Judaism and social action.  Rabbi Barry performs Jewish and interfaith weddings, life cycle events, lectures, debates, discusses current events, is an op-ed writer for the Jewish Journal, and is a motivational speaker.  He is the founder of Cosmic Judaism, which merges Judaism and science and is a “Rockin’ Robe” rabbi, offering inspiring and fun Jewish adaptations of rock music.

Rabbi Barry practices civil, constitutional and abortion rights, public interest, environmental, and personal injury law.  He was named Feminist of the Year by Broward NOW, after winning a landmark case in defense of abortion rights, was honored by the Black Police Officers of America for advocacy of civil rights and has received many other awards.

Rabbi Barry served from 1996 to 1998 in the Florida House of Representatives where he was named “Most Effective Environmental Legislator” by the Sierra Club and “Consumer Champion” by Florida’s largest consumer group.  Since 1990, he has been included in Who’s Who of American Law for significant contributions to the betterment of society.

Rabbi Barry founded the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and Interfaith Justice League and has organized many interfaith rallies, demonstrations and legal efforts on behalf of the environment, civil rights, animal rights, Israel, Native Americans, and the homeless.

Rabbi Barry conducts spiritual Shabbat celebrations on Friday evenings, serving Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, where Judaism is treasured, reason is cherished, interfaith harmony flourishes, science is honored, and outreach is extended to all.  He is married to Francine Silver and has two sons, Ari and Brandon.

To get a feel about our founding Rabbi, Rabbi Sam Silver, please read an original poem written by another of his sons, Daniel Silver, about his and Rabbi Barry’s Dad, an amazing man; please click here to read.

To learn more about Rabbi Barry Silver, please click here to visit his personal website.

 

More about our Cantor Carol Garrett:

Carol Robbins-Garrett is the Cantor at Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, holds a Master’s degree in Education, is a Published Author, Educator, Musician, Composer, and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers.  Carol is an “I Make a Difference Teacher of Excellence” Recipient, as well as a “Dwyer Award Nominee”, a Biltmore “Who’s Who” Recipient, a Girl Scout and Boy Scout Volunteer of the Year, a Karuna Reiki Master, an ordained Interfaith Minister and an NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Practitioner. Carol is happily married for 45 years to James Garrett. Carol is so proud of her three daughters and six grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren, Jordyn and Madison, have served roles at the temple. Madison is currently serving as our videographer for our Shabbat services and assists with our social media posts.  We are very fortunate to have this talented woman as our cantor.

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Phone: 561–968–0688
Email: info@ldorvador.org

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6100 Boynton Beach Blvd. #743102
Boynton Beach, FL 33474

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