Congregation Shalom Aleichem was founded in 1981 in Kissimmee, FL. Carol, Harry, and David Lowenstein were among the founding members. Harry conducted the services for many years, with David assisting. Several years later they searched for a Torah. One was located in Miami, which was purchased. Carol and Harry also purchased the mantel for everyday and holy days, as well as the rimonim, which were dedicated to their parents. As the Temple grew a Yahrzeit board was needed – the Lowenstein family provided the board and dedicated it to the Weitzenkorn and Lowenstein families, who perished in the Holocaust. Harry is the only survivor of his large family.
A Memorial Torah was also obtained for the Temple. Click HERE for additional information about the Memorial Torah.
Directions to the Temple: Congregation Shalom Aleichem is located at 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd in Kissimmee, Florida. The easiest way to get to the Temple is to take John Young Parkway south to Pleasant Hill Road. Make a left turn on to Pleasant Hill and go 3.1 miles. The Temple building is on your right. Coming from Solivita/Poinciana go 8 miles north from the front gate, make left turn at the Eagle Lake Community.
Contacts: Temple office: 407-935-0064 Rabbi: Karen S. Allen 386 -254-2773 (firstname.lastname@example.org) President: Marilyn Glaser 863-496-1182 (email@example.com) 1st Vice President: Douglas Goodman 407-552-3218 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2nd Vice President: Peter Simonson (email@example.com) Treasurer: Rochelle Willner 863-427-2752 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Secretary: Sue Bilkis 863-353-1820 (email@example.com) Ritual chair: Harry Lowenstein 407-846-6302 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunshine: Elliot Port 863-427-2304 (email@example.com) Oneg Coordinator: Joan Lotto (407-858-9856) Biographies of the above can be seen by clicking HERE.
MEMBERSHIP: Click HERE to obtain a membership application.