|Sheldon Skurow Temple Spiritual Director|
Sheldon was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Orthodox parents. He attended Isaac Davidson Hebrew School from the age of 6 until his Bar Mitzvah in 1950.
He attended Forest Park High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1954 where he served for four years. Due to the unavailability of a Rabbi, he led religious services aboard the USS Coral Sea and the USS Randolph. Sheldon married Eveleen Leventhal on June 16, 1957. They are the parents of three children and have three grandchildren.
He and Eveleen and the family moved to Charlotte, N.C. in 1974 to open a business with his brother.
Sheldon attended Biscayne Southern College on the GI Bill and was on the Dean's List. He studied music and literature. Sheldon joined Conservative Temple Israel in 1974 and remained a member until his son's Bar Mitzvah in 1980. He then joined Reform Congregation, Temple Beth El and under the guidance of Cantorial soloist, John Blizzard, became a member of the Temple choir and learned the service now done at Temple Shalom.
Upon moving to The Villages in November 2000, Eveleen and Sheldon helped develop and became founding members of Temple Shalom. Sheldon has led the services at our Temple since its beginning. He also performs weddings, funerals and is very active in the religious community in this area. He is often called on to minister to people who have no Temple affiliation by making hospital visits and counseling on spiritual matters. Both he and Eveleen are golfers and enjoy playing as often as they can.
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