November 28, 2022
Bet Yam: The Temple By the Sea

The story of Temple Bet Yam began in the summer of 1993 when two couples met at a downtown concert and lamented the absence of a Reform Jewish Congregation in the St. Augustine, Florida. In February, 1994, the name Temple Bet Yam (“Temple By The Sea”) was chosen and 14 families committed themselves to become founding members.  Soon the Congregation received an ark and it’s first Torah, ceremoniously brought to the synagogue on a horse drawn carriage with police a escort. Since then Temple Bet Yam membership has grown to over 110 families from St. Johns County and the surrounding areas.

The Temple Bet Yam Men’s Club fosters a feeling of camaraderie and friendship among the men of the temple; social, intellectual, and community activities are the key to reaching this goal. Monthly activities such as the Elliot Carman Memorial Baseball Game, TBY’s Hard Lox Café, an Interfaith Discussion Panel, a St John’s River Cruise, a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Maitland, the annual Sock Hop and guest speakers talking on a wide variety of topics as part of lunch or dinner meetings are just some examples of Men’s Club events, past and proposed.

Join the Bet Yam Men’s Club

Men’s Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month except when impacted by scheduled events and is open to all members. What better way to get to know your fellow congregants then by becoming involved in a friendly, fun, helpful, stimulating group. Co-Presidents Bernie Levy and Bill Rosenthal invite you to join the Bet Yam Men’s Club, make connections and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Learn more about the Temple Bet Yam Men’s Club of St. Augustine at: and on Facebook at: For more information, please email Men’s Club Co-Presidents Bernie Levy or Bill Rosenthal at [email protected] with the subject line MEN’S CLUB.

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