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Temple Bat Yam

Temple Bat Yam (TBY) of East Fort Lauderdale is a warm and welcoming Reform congregation dedicated to exploring and embracing Jewish heritage from a liberal perspective.

Founded in 1985 by a group of young families who recognized the need for a Reform temple to service the growing number of Jewish people on the east side of Fort Lauderdale, TBY has grown into a spirited close-knit community of about 300 families that is rooted in tradition and focused on the present and future of Judaism.

The Temple encourages lifelong Jewish study through its educational programming for children, families and adults. TBY offers a religious school for tots through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation, as well as adult education classes. Through music, cultural and social programs, and hosting various civic and Jewish organizations, the Temple brings people together through lively events and meaningful Jewish participation.

Deeply conscious of the role of the synagogue throughout Jewish history, Temple Bat Yam seeks to fulfill its mission as a Bet Tefillah – a House of Prayer:  a Bet Midrash – a House of Study:  and a Bet Knesset – a House of Assembly.

During communal Shabbat services and through observance of the High Holy Days and Jewish festivals throughout the year, TBY encourages meaningful observance in solidarity with the Jewish people while recognizing individual diversity.

TBY is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (
We welcome you to our web site and invite you to learn about our programming, membership opportunities, events, calendar and other information. Shalom!

Temple Bat Yam, meaning “Daughter of the Sea,” was named to reflect its location in East Fort Lauderdale.  In Israel, there is a seaside city named Bat Yam located on the Mediterranean coast, just south of Tel Aviv.


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5151 NE 14th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
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