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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAIDThe Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc.The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc. Jewish Press of Tampa 6416 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33707Complied from news wires VOL. 31, NO. 4 TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 TWO SECTIONS, 28 PAGES Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. Just a nosh.. May You Be Inscribed In The Book Of Life For Good AWARDS continued on PAGE 2 FILM continued on PAGE 7Female Hasidic EMT corps gets movie treatmentBy CURT SCHLEIER JTA news serviceLike many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The corps caters to a religious Jewish community with particular needs and customs including one custom that can increase the tension for patients in already stressful emergency situations. The strict boundaries between men and women are familiar to anyone who has attended an Orthodox synagogue or has read the layed because haredi Orthodox men refuse to sit next to women. In the event of a medical emergency, the male Hatzalah volunteers may touch women if, for example, a woman needs to be moved to a stretcher or requires assistance while giving birth. But while Jewish law has its exemptions, women concerned about the rules of modesty have plenty of reasons to prefer treatment by a female EMT. 93Queen Paula Eiselts big-screen debut, documents one womans attempt to create Rachel Freier, center, had the idea for the all-female Orthodox ambulance corps in Brooklyn. Photo by Julieta CervantesEMT CORPS continued on PAGE 10JCCs and Federation announces Leadership Award recipientsThe Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation will honor 19 people and one organization next month when it presents its annual Community Leadership Awards. An organizations. Award recipients are chosen based on their commitment and dedication to the Tampa JCCs and Federation and their lay leaders alike are making a difference in advancing the values of an authentic and dynamic Judaism through their volunteer efforts, support services, resources and genius. The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maureen and Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. Each award is named after a beloved community member that embodies the principles of leadership, tikkun olam and commitment to enriching the continuity of Jewish life. The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg has been selected as one of only four in the nation to premiere a a virtual realThe Last Goodbye, which enables viewers to virtually walk in the shoes of a Holocaust survivor as he retraces his steps from a railroad boxcar into a Nazi death camp. The USC Shoah Foundation -The Institute for Visual History and Education, one of the co-promuseums in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, as well at here All four museums will simultaneously premiere the precedentThe limited engagement exhibit is expected to remain at the Florida Holocaust Museum through midJanuary. The Last Goodbye features survivor Pinchas Gutters visit to the site of the Nazi death camp Majonly member of his family of four to have survived the Holocaust. Viewers, wearing VR headsets, will get a fully immersive experience, visiting the site with Gutter as he travels in life-sized projections through the railway car, gas chamber, shower room and barracks of Majdanek seven decades later.Film reveals a new reality for Holocaust remembranceJ.D. Salinger gave us Catcher in the Rye and some unknown culinary genius came up with pastrami on rye, but it takes a rye sense of humor to come up with this one: Jo-Els Theater in the Rye. Step right up and order your tickets quickly because there is seating for only 100 at St. Petersburgs latest entertainment venue on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. when Jo-Els Kosher Deli & Marketplace is transformed into the Theater in the Rye for a production of Tops from Flops: An Exuberant Tour of Musical Theater.Theater in the Rye offers kosher slice of BroadwayTHEATER continued on PAGE 2 Gutter takes viewers inside a barracks at the Majdanek death camp in Poland. In ip-op, Paraguays embassy is leaving Jerusalem for Tel AvivJERUSALEM Israel closed its embassy in Paraguay following an announcement by the South American country that it was relocating its embassy back to Tel Aviv four months after moving to Jerusalem. The move comes as Paraguay joins the effort to bring peace to the Middle East. Paraguay wants to efforts to achieve a broad, fair and lasting peace in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni told reporters. Shortly after the announcement of the return to Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recalled his countrys ambassador to Paraguay and then ordered the Israeli embassy closed. Netanyahu also holds the foreign ministers portfolio. Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem in May, a week after the United States moved its embassy to the capital from Tel Aviv and days after Guatemala moved its embassy.Israeli on way to explosives detection seminar arrested for fake bomb at airportAn Israeli man heading to Florida for a police training seminar on X-ray detection of explosives was arrested at Newark Liberty Airport for carrying a realistic-looking fake homemade bomb. Alon Felman, 50, was charged Sept. 4 with creating a false public alarm and interfering with transportation the airport saw the item in his carry-on and alerted a supervisor, according to local media reports. TSA temporarily closed the third level of Terminal C at device was not a working bomb. A local bomb squad was called to the scene. Feldman was headed to Panama City, for the training for the incident. INSIDE


PAGE 2 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 The Jewish Press assumes no responsibility for the opinions of columnists, letter writers, claims of advertisers, nor does the paper guarantee the kashruth of products & services advertised or mentioned otherwise. 6416 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33707Telephone: (813) 871-2332 Fax: (727) 440-6037 E-mail: jewishpress@aol.comAlso publisher of the Jewish Press of Pinellas County of TAMPAAn independent, bi-weekly newspaper owned by THE JEWISH PRESS GROUP of TAMPA BAY, INC. THE TAMPA JCCS & FEDERATION M AINTAINS THE MAIL ING LIST FOR THE JEWISH PRESS.The Jewish Press of Tampa is privately owned, but published in cooperation with the the Tampa JCCs & Federation as a community newspaper. The JCCs & Federation underwrites home delivery of the paper to to promote Jewish community cohesiveness and identity.To RECEIVE THE PAPER or for ADDRESS CHANGES, E-mail at Call (813) 264-9000 Go to www.jewishtampa.comThe Jewish Press is mailed STANDARD CLASS. Standard Class DOES NOT include a speedy delivery guarantee. Date of delivery varies depending on your Standard Class Postage Permit: TAMPA PI #3763 The Jewish Press is a subscriber to JTA, The Global Jewish News Source.JIM D AWKINSPublisher & Co-OwnerKAREN D AWKINSManaging Editor & Co-Owner Advertising Sales GARY POLIN GALE TARNOFSKY-ABERCROMBIE Staff Writer & Editor BOB FRYER Ad Design & Graphics REY VILLALBA DAVID HERSHMANSocial Columnist DIANE TINDELLEditorial Assistant GAIL WISEBERGSTAFFPUBLICATION & DEADLINE DATES SEPT 21Press Release .........Sept 7 Advertising ............Sept 11OCT 5Press Release .......Sept 21 Advertising ............Sept 25OCT 19Press Release ...........Oct 5 Advertising ................Oct 9 Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Bryan Glazer Family JCC $18 General Seating ( advance purchase ) | $20 General Seating ( at the door ) $25 VIP Table Seating Senior Moments is a poignant and hilarious view of aging in all its many facets. Growing older is filled with new realities and challenges that can be humorous at times, but difficult at others. An ageless musical comedy being produced by the Tampa JCCs, Senior Moments explores maturing in a series of vignettes. For more information, contact Brandy Gold at 813.769.4725 or NOW AVAILABLEFOR PURCHASE AT WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM / SENIORMOMENTSWritten by Linda Kaufman. Generously sponsored by Dr. Dean Faulk. TICKETS AS LOW AS $18! 522 North Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33606AWARDSThe following awards will be presented by the Tampa JCCs and Federation: Leo Levinson Award for Leadership Excellence: Rabbi Richard Birnholz Bob Jacobson Memorial Award for Excellence: Liam Brien Hope Cohen Barnett Young Leadership Award: Luy Teitelroit Charles Adler Young Leadership Award: Jason Kislak Leonore Kessler Womens Division Leadership Excellence Award: Deborah Rosenthal Steve Marx Innovation Award: Hillels of the Florida Suncoasts Reverse Tashlich Program Alice Rosenthal Its More Than Just a Job Award: Loni Lindsay Maril Jacobs Todah Rabah Awards: Morris Behar, Michael Bloom, Vanessa Cohn, David Goodman, Ellis Norsoph, Lauren Prager, Susie Rice, Jack Ross, David Scher, Ella Shenhav, Kim Stebbings, Allison Stinson and Vicky Tullman In addition, the following individuals will be recognized by various Jewish community organizations: Hillel Academy Outstanding Service Award: Carolyn Fink Hillels of the Florida Suncoast Appreciation Award: Arnie Ross adership Award: Seth Dugan Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation Distinguished Trustee Award: Les Barnett Weinberg Village Volunteer Service Award: Samantha CullyTHEATERWe will have theater-style seating and a backdrop on a wall for the performance, explained Sharon Goetz, daughter of Joel and Ellen Goetz, owners of Jo-Els. There will also be a raised platform, sound system, special lighting and a piano to accommodate a trio of cantors who will perform famous Broadway songs. The event will include a wine tasting and hors doeuvres. The Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties is assisting with marketing for the event. We like the idea of Jewish arts and entertainment and are happy to see things like this going on, said Maxine Kaufman, the Federations director of arts, culture, and education. It will be no mean feat to turn Jo-Els into a theater, navigating around shelves chock full of kosher food items and wine, a butcher shop and deli counter. Some tables, nitely have to be moved, Sharon said. The store, at 2619 23rd Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, is tucked away in a district where warehouses are common, but the local Jewish community, as well as non-Jews, have been coming to the place for years a pastrami on rye. The idea for the Theater in the Rye was conceived one day when Cantor Riselle Bain, formerly of Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa and now spiritual leader at Temple Israel of Highlands County, stopped by Jo-Els, as she often does, for chopped liver. Bain chatted about her Tops from Flops original production that she put on earlier in the summer in Sarasota. Sharon said, Can we do that here? Bain recalled. They dethe Rye production and I am very excited about it. While Sharon says her dad, Joel, came up with the name Theater in the Rye, she takes credit for the concept of doing fun things at Jo-Els as a way of giving back to the community. She hopes this is just the beginning of events Jo-Els will host. They will not all necessarily be theater. We have a musical group interested in performing, and we would like to do food tastings, wine tastings, poetry readings. We are looking to be more part of the community, she said. Entertainment and food and alcohol and community. You cant ask for anything more. During the Tops from Flops show, Bain will narrate and join Cantor Jonathan Schultz of Congregation Bnai Israel in St. Petersburg and Cantor Marci Vitkus of Venice in singing Broadway songs. The tunes are by famous composers such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenzo Hart, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and George M. Cohan all but the latter two Jewish. This is music that everybody knows and loves, but many do not know they were in some of Broadwill include information on the shows, who was in them and the reviews they got, she added. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Jo-Els or online at www. Complimentary refreshments will be served to all ticket holders. For more information, contact Sharon Goetz at (727) 321-3847.


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Cong. Kol AmiPizza in the Sukkah: A fun music program and services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., followed by kosher pizza, salad and dessert in the Sukkah at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Those 3 and under eat free. The maximum famRSVP at (813) 962-6338 by Sept. 20. Sukkah social: Live music by Some Assembly Required will be provided as the social committee welcomes folks to the Kol Ami Sukkah Social on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome in the Sukkah for drinks and desserts under the stars. Youth Sukkah party: All kids in third kah party at the synagogue on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 12:45-2:45 p.m. There will be games, art and food. The cost is $10. RSVP to Rachel at by Friday, Sept. 16. Arcade outing: The Kadima group invites all middle schoolers to an outing at Dave & Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. RSVP to Rachel at by Sept. 21. Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Workers hold weekly knitting sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30 3 p.m. in the boardroom. The knitters make fabric quilt wall hangings and knitting and crocheting squares to make quilts that are donated to charity. A special Sunday session will be held on Sept. 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. For group will not meet on Sept. 18 and 25.Cong. Beth AmFamily game night: board game or learn a new one at Family Game Night on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6:30-9 p.m. are so inclined. The evening will also include a Havdalah service to celebrate the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week. This event is free. For more information, contact Victoria Cain Talmud Study: Learn the ins and outs of the ancient Jewish legal system during a study of the Tractate Sanhedrin on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m. Drop-ins and just want to try it outs are always welcome. For more information, contact Cong. Schaarai ZedekIntroduction to Judaism: A 10-part Introduction (or re-introduction) to Judaism lecture series on the nature of Judaism, God, Torah, worship, life cycle observances, and holidays will be offered on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jews, intermarried couples and singles and will be taught by Rabbis Joel Simon and Nathan Farb. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Call clergy assistant Ming Brewer to register at (813) 876-2377, ext. 202. A taste of Hebrew: Hebrew for Adult Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro, will be offered on most Wednesdays speaking adults who are primarily interested in learning how to read Hebrew prayers and blessings. It is a refresher course for adults who know some Hebrew and is appropriate for those with no Hebrew skills. The course textbook is available for purchase for $13. This class is a prerequisite Sherry Stein, director of membership and programing, at (813876-2377, ext. 212) to enroll. Sukkot celebration: This celebration will take place on the west lawn at Armature Works, 3 p.m. Come for a Sukkah build, Sukkot entertainment and a Dutch-treat picnic (the Armature family and guests. RSVP online Sukkot Lunch & Learn: Celebrate the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Rabbi Joel Simon for lunch and a special Sukkot study session in the Schaarai Zedek Sukkah. Wave the lulav and savor Sukkah. RSVP online call the temple. Celebrate Shabbat unon Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The service will be followed by a Sukkot oneg featuring homemade smores. Simchat Torah: Celebrate the time when begins it all over again on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. This is the time to unroll the Torah and march and sing praises to thank God PAGE 4 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 Reform 1115 E. Congregation BETH AM nd rd Conservative Congregation Campus Jewish Renewal Conservative Reform ReformTemple .ConservativeTemple Congregations Shabbat and Yom Tov Candle Lighting Times I recently talked with a woman who her supervisor that she would need time off in order to attend services for she works part-time, it should be possible to work around these two important occasions on the Jewish religious calendar. Her supervisor told her that the company policy that employees must be available to work on all holidays, and that she would therefore be expected to work those days. When I think of holidays, I think of occasions like Thanksgiving and July 4th. I think of beaches and swimming pools, family gatherings and easy days of lounging around, doing very little. When I think of Rosh Hashanah and dressed in white, long services with a on the year just concluded and the one just beginning. So for many years, I have insisted that we characterize these occasions, including the 10 days between them as the High Holy Days, not the high holidays. Compared to the way our Western culture ushers in a new year, the Jewish new year is no holiday. It is, of course, true that in places for 23 years before coming to Florida) the public schools are closed for Rosh Jewish teachers and students do indeed policy was based upon the notion that Jewish teachers and students would be otherwise engaged on those days, and should not be penalized for their religious observances.The case for the High Holy Days For Jews, this is a very sacred season of the year, which was publicly reinforced by the decision of Hank Greenberg in 1934, not to play professional more famous was Sandy Koufaxs the World Series in 1965. And since Greenberg and Koufax, lots of Jewish baseball players have had to wrestle with this issue, with varying decisions and consequences. What these very public men did was to raise awareness amongst non-Jews that we Jews take these occasions seriously, and their choices made it possible for more and more Jews to take the same stand. The High Holy Days are a time of reckoning. Whether you believe what the traditional liturgy says about God deciding, in this 10-day period, the fate of us all for the coming year, or you believe that we make those decisions ourselves by the way we live our lives in every moment, it is still a time to take stock of the choices we have made in 5778, and the goals we set for 5779. Rosh HaShanah has a celebratory with its repeated confessions of sin, is somber and urgent. Taken seriously, these Yamim Nora-im, Days of Awe, are hard work. No time for display. Words have meaning, and meaning conveys values. Therefore, I encourage you to identify the Days of Awe as the High Holy Days, and to communicate who might not understand that. Doing so will also serve as a reminder to you, that we are entering a numinous period, when the sense of the Divine Presence among us is at its strongest. I wish you a year of health, peace and joy. Rabbinically Speaking is published as a public service by the Jewish Press in cooperation with the Tampa Rabbinical Association which assigns the column on a rotating basis.


for giving us the Torah. RSVP online the temple. TorahFest: Immediately following Simchat Torah service on Sunday, Sept. 30, TorahFest runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This fall festival celebration includes a hamThe afternoon will also feature face painting, balloon art and carnival games for all ages. RSVP online temple. Yizkor: Remember deceased loved ones by attending the tradiActive adults in the congregation are invited to share a dinner on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6:30-8:30 rai Zedek will provide appetizers orders are Dutch-treat. RSVP at temple at (813) 876-2377.Cong. Rodeph Sholom Sukkot Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Sukkot dinner: Shabbat services will be held Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. with third grade consecration and sixth grade Siddur ceremony. This will be followed by a Sukkot dinner. To register for the dinner, go to The cost for dinner is $18 for those 14 and older and $10 for those ages 4-13. Shemini Atzeret: Services a.m. with a kiddush lunch and learn. Simchat Torah: A comtional dinner at 6:15 p.m. and erev Simchat Torah service at 7 p.m. Services also will be held Tuesday, Adult education: Rabbi Josh Hearshen will teach Torah study on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Talmud study on Thursdays at noon. At 7 p.m. on Thursdays he teaches Sukkot party: The congregation will hold a Sukkot party on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at the For information on the location of at Bais Menacham ChabadTorah class: Join a weekly Torah class on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Tampa. The class explores contemporary issues through a Torah perspective. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 5044432 or email bmchabad@gmail. com. Practical kabbalah: the soul and mind with a touch of kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Classes are held on Wednesdays, 6:15 7 p.m.Sukkot fair: The community is invited to a free Sukkot Fair on Thursday, Sept. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Sukkah on the University of Tampa campus, located in the Vaughn courtyard, 401 W. music, pizza, other refreshments and games for all. The event is sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Student Union at UT in partnership promotes Jewish engagement. For more information, contact Rabbi Levi Rivkin at (813) 405-5542 or or Emily Cong. Mekor ShalomReligious school: day of religious school will start on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9:15 a.m.Cong. Beth Israel The temple will hold its Sukkot service on Simchat Torah: The temple will hold Shemini Atzeret, Simchat 7:30 p.m. For guest tickets, contact Janet Corin at (401) 524-0847 or Sandy Zains at (330) 509-0123. Beatles bash: The temple at the South Campus CommuJEWISH PRESS of TAMPA CongregationsSEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 to recognize those who have dedicated their time, talents and lives to the Jewish community. All honorees will be inducted into the Weinberg Village Jewish Senior Hall of Fame at our 8 Over 80 Awards Reception. ve he te1 to 3 pm Congregation Schaarai Zedek3303 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609 On the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community CampusA wholly owned subsidiary of Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation, Inc.813.969.1818 | Fax 813.265.2901 Assisted Living Facility License No. 08679Proceeds raised through the publication of the Mazel Tov recognition book will be directed to the Weinberg Village Facility Enhancement Fund and the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Endowment Fund. If you would like to honor the recipients in the Mazel Tov recognition book and/or need additional information, please contact Dan Sultan at 813.969.1818 or Harry & Jeanette Jill NeumanREALTOR 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 231, Tampa, FL 33602 I love what I do and youll love the results. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! $15 and will be available at the North Campus Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17, 21, For more information, call Ilene Unruch at (973) 876-3531 or Marlene Hollander at (813) 331-3888.Cong. Beth Shalom BrandonCandidate forum: Local political candidates will make short presentations about them selves and their platforms at the synagogue on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. during a program put on by the Lifelong Learning Committee. There will also be a representative of the League of Women Voters on hand to explain the constitutional amendments on the ballot. Temple Emanuel LakelandSukkot: The temple will have erev Sukkot services on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. there will be a complimentary breakfast with the rabbi, followed by services at 10 a.m. be a Shabbat dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by Sukkot services at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner if $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12, with a maximum family cost of $36. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 21 at (863) 682-8616 or pay online Shemini Atzeret: Services Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Simchat Torah: The temple will hold Simchat Torah services on by an ice cream social. (JTA) Sweden has plans to build its rst Holocaust museum with a focus on Holocaust survivors from the Scandinavian country and a center devoted to the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. Announcing the decision to create the museum, on Twitter that the news feels more important than ever. The museum is likely to be built in where dozens of anti-Semitic incidents are recorded annually. It is tentatively slated to be ready to open in 2020, the Dagen news website reported. A center on Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust, is expected to attract international visitors. The museum will focus on surviving Swedes and collect items, interviews and documents about their experiences. tered at museums, archives and private homes. make up one-third of the population. Several hundred Jews live there.Sweden to create its rst Holocaust museum(JNS) Since last Rosh Hashanah, Israels population has grown by 162,000 people, to 8.907 million citizens, according to data published by In the Jewish year 5778, the Jewish population numbered 6.625 million people (74.4 percent of the population) and 1.864 million Arabs (20.9 percent). Among the Jewish population, as traditional characterized by religious practice, 21.4 percent as traditional, with 44.3 percent Almost 90 percent of Israelis expressed satisfaction with their lives and most Israelis (84 percent) described themselves as healthy or very healthy. Israels fertility rate of 3.11 children per countries. Israelis had 175,000 babies and there were 43,000 deaths in the last year, with 25,000 people making aliyah. There were 52,809 marriages in Israel in 5778 and 14,819 divorces. The most popular names for girls were: Tamar, Noya and Lia. The popular names for boys were: New Israeli demographics released ahead of New Year


PAGE 6 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 Tampas 13th Festival of Jewish Books & Conversations, hosted by the Tampa JCCs, will begin Thursday, Nov. 1 and will run through Sunday, Nov. 18, during the National Jewish Book Month. More than a dozen authors will be featured, many acclaimed award winners. Featured topics include never-before-told stories of a mysterious Coney Island doctor who saved thousands of babies, another doctor who was one of our youngest and most visionary Founding Fathers, an Italian cycling legend and of a mom who helped save the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis. Festival novels offer tales of a mystics death predictions and a humorous look at a family wedding. Events will take place at the JCC on the Cohn Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard, Tampa and other locations around the community. The featured books are chosen each year by the Jewish Book Festival Committee, led by Debbie Doliner and Barbara Manners. Tampa JCCs Arts and Culture Director Brandy Gold emphasizes that participants in festival events do not need to be book lovers or avid readers. Most attendees have not read the book prior to attending. Our festival is all about offering conversations about compelling topics of interest, said Gold. Come out, enjoy and support our Jewish community, while learning, listening, engaging in stimulating conversations while having lots of fun. All programs are open to the entire community. Reservations are encouraged (required for a restaurant luncheon event) and can be made with your ticket purchases at, beginning Oct. 1 or at the door. Tickets range in price from $5 to $25. All events, excluding the Skype program, will conclude with a book signing by the featured author. The Tampa JCC on the Cohn Campus will feature a festival bookstore throughout the two weeks where guests could purchase the featured books. Additional festival authors will be presented January through May, 2019, through the popular Sip & Skype programs plus a bookstore author appearance is scheduled in April. The Gemunder Family Foundation is the Jewish Books & Conversations presenting sponsor. For more information about the authors, books, festival events, or sponsorships, contact Brandy Gold at com or (813) 769-4725. More details and the schedule for the festival will be included in the next issue of the Jewish Press.Save dates for Festival of Jewish Books & ConversationsRaising children in the age of the internet and smart phones can be a challenge, and many parents struggle to understand the effects of this technology and how to set limits on screen time. To better understand the issues involved, the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County will present the movie, Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age. Congregation Beth Shaloms Rabbi Danielle Upbin, a mother of four, will lead a discussion following the movie. The free program will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the mid-Pinellas location of Empath Healths Gathering Place, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, beginning at 3 p.m. Middle school and high school students and their parents are urged to attend. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary pizza dinner. Screenagers has been screened more than 6,000 times to two million people in more than 50 countries around the world. Last year, the movie was shown at the Hillel Academy in Tampa. the impact of screen technology on kids and offer families proven solutions that work to get teens to cutback on their screen time. Some of the movies surprising or may be not so surprising statistics show that kids spend on average 6.5 hours a day on screens not including classroom or homework and boys spend on average the equivalent of 1.5 days on video games every week. ton decided to make Screenagers when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about the issue. As a director, Ruston turned the camera on her own family and social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. The stories include Hannah, a 14-year old victim of social media bullying who tried to hide her social media use from her mom, and Andrew, whose love of video games, turned into an addiction taking of college. Registration for the Oct. 14 program is required. For more information, or to register for this event, contact Maxine Kaufman, Federations director of arts, culture, and education, at For more information about the movie and educational programming, go to www. and screen time subject of lm, discussion The primary mission of the Jewish protest group IfNotNow (INN) is to end the West Bank occupation. Some like me would argue the group is radical, but their actions would require another article to explain. JTA writer Ben Sales described the protest of Birthright tours in the Jewish Press Aug. 10 issue. The story reported how tour participants spontaneously argued with tour guides explaining Israeli policy in the West Bank and then left the tours in protest. The truth is this was an organized campaign by INN that was openly promoted on their website all summer. INN targeted Birthright participants and invited them to attend workshops to encourage protest. Birthright donors were demonized as rich, right-wing extremists attempting to conceal evil motives. Of course, without a solid understanding of Israeli history, and the onslaught of anti-Israel narLetter to the Editor ratives, some Jewish kids will be converted. Whats unacceptable is that Ben Sales either ignored or concealed the reason behind the protests. The headline should have simply read: IfNotNow Targets Birthright Tours. I believe were raising a generation of anti-intellectuals. A common observation after reviewing INN news stories is theres not a single constructive solution they offer; its strictly protest-only. When they refused an invitation to meet with the ADL after protesting at their headquarters, INN leadership claimed enough talk, time for action. A critic of INN called their behavior infantile. I would add convenient. One look at their website and its clear why this group is impossible to nail down. How can one argue the merits if there are no specifics? How convenient to offer popular slogans without describing how to achieve them. One compliment I can give is I appreciate their history of peaceful protest. But I also hope they acknowledge its morally wrong to accept a free trip to Israel and then insult the people who donated it. Two factual statements: 1. Israel is one of our greatest allies and an amazing country. 2. The reasons and solutions to the be open, honest, and teach that message to our youth.


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 7 SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood cordially invites you to a luncheon featuring anti-bullying ambassador, social activist & writerrfntbfrrnb10 am Registration and Social 11 am Lunch and Program Renaissance Tampa International PlazabfbrfrbnrbfbfnbbbnfrrnfrfbbbrrfnrbrrfbfrFaith Alexander, Event Chair or 813.508.0544 t 240 59th Street North, St. Petersburg FL 33710 AL#10306 Personalized Support Respite Stays Available Large Private Apartments Life Enriching Programs SUMMER SPECIAL!$2,500 Community Entrance Fee Waived AND $500 OFF Monthly Rental for 1st 6 MonthsOFFER EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 30, 2018Call 727.302.3800 to schedule a tour and ask about a free 2 night trial! Street North, St. Petersburg FL 33710 FILMWe believe this new technology will enhance Holocaust learning in a world where fewer and fewer survivors still live to share their authentic experiences, said Elizabeth Gelman, executive director of the Florida Holocaust Museum. Calling the immersive experience of The Last Goodbye a game changer for Holocaust education, Gelman said, Our goal is to connect one person to one person, bringing the focus away from incomprehensible numbers and to the actual people who were affected. First screened at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, the movie is exhibited within an installation created by David Korins, the renowned designer of Broadway hits Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. The Last Goodbye has achieved critical acclaim and received numerous prestigious awards, including two Webby Awards and the Creative Arts Award, VR Documentary Jury Prize at the 2018 Lumiere Awards. Every generation needs to bear witness to these atrocities, but our tools for learning and preservation change. We felt that testimony in room-scale VR would engage audiences in understanding the nature of the Nazi concentration camp system where the SS authorities could murder targeted groups, said USC Shoah Foundation FinciViterbi Executive Director Stephen Smith, Through the use of VR technology, We can give viewers the opportunity to explore the space side by side with Pinchas in order to truly understand what this experience was like. It is a powerful way of understanding and emotionally connecting to history, addwas itself a feat of innovation. Thousands of photos were stitched together by an expert at MPC to create three-dimensional images timony, taken in the same spaces, was then environment in which he recounts his heartbreaking story of suffering, loss and survival. It stands as a testament to the strength of the human heart and the enduring power of hope and perseverance. The Last Goodbyeperience is included with the cost of admission to the Florida Holocaust Museum. It is available to one person at a time, with only two time slots offered every hour. Tickets served basis. The public may contact the museum after Thursday, Sept. 13 at (727) 820-0100, ext. 226, to schedule a viewing. The museum is located at 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg.


PAGE 8 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 Organizations HadassahSave the date: The Tampa Ameet Hadassah Chapter is planning a gala dinner dance called   Catskills Revisited A Night to Remember   for Sunday, Nov 4 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. The evening will include special guests, a silent auction of goods and services, gourmet dining, a Catskills-style show, music, dancing and more. Sponsor ships are available. Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for   breast cancer research at Hadassahs Jerusalem hospitals.   For more i nformation, contact event co-chairs: Mi chele Norris (813) 352-8765,   michelen.ha   or Anita Gr eenberg at (813) 254-3454 at SocietyEnhancing the family tree: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will host guest speakers Jo Anne Spatz De Vargas and Marty Lazar of Vu Documentaries on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. as they discuss How Video Can Enhance a Family Tree. Those attending will learn about per sonal documentaries with videos that help you share your family story.The meeting will be at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services; 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m.    Everyone welcome.   For more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981Young AdultsBreak-the-Fast dinner: The 20s+30s group at Congregation Schaarai Zedek in Tampa invites others in that age group to a Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast at Metro Diner, 4011 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers are free but participants pay for their own dinner. RSVP by Sept. 17 at www.zedek. org/20s30s. You do not have to be a member of the temple to attend. For more information, contact Lindsey Dewey at ldewey@zedek. org or (813) 876-2377, ext. 221. Bowling: Enjoy an afternoon of bowling at Pinarama, 5008 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, with #Gather on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Trivia night: Test your trivia knowledge with Team #Gather at 81Bay Brewing. 4465 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Happy hour begins at 7 p.m. and trivia is at 8 p.m. This is a free event. Bagel lovers unite: Enjoy your Sunday morning with a bagel brunch spread on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10-11:30 a.m. This #Gather family event is at Ballast Point Park, 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, which has playground facilities for the kids. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for guests. There will be bagels, lox, cream cheese, coffee and juice. #Gather offers a mix of social and inter active activities for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for #Gather events, visit: www.bryanglazerfamilyjcc. com/gather or programs/young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at or (813) 769-4723.Active AdultsAll programs listed are either at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, or at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave.   To RSVP or for more information on programs at either center, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 291-2253 or All registrations should be completed before events begin.   Silver night out: Seniors are invited to the Silver Night Out Dance on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 -10 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The event will feature live music, a full dinner, a photo booth, cash bar and red carpet. The cost is $25 per person.   Ghost tour: T ampa Theater at 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa, has a reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in Tampa and is offering Ghost Tours to share stories of the spirited former employees and patrons who still make their presence known. Take the tour on Thursday, Oct. 4. There will be an optional lunch at Caf Paninoteca, 519 N. Franklin St., at 12:30 p.m. and the tour at 2 p.m. Tour cost is $5 for guests and $10 for members. Register at either JCC campus for this tour. Mens Club: This group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for card games, ping-pong, billiards and occasional outings.   Scrabble: Enjoy open play Scrabble on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. All levels are welcome. Cost is free for members and $10 for guests. Bridge lessons: Bridge lessons for players at all levels will continue on Fridays through Oct. 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. Cost is $50 for JCC members and $60 for non-members for the six-session series. Pro-rating cost options are available. Online life journal: Learn how to create an online journal of your memories, insights, photos, videos, special moments and share it with your loved ones. No techni cal knowledge is required. Volunteers will be on hand to help you out. The next workshop is on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. Broadway music: Take in a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 1-2 p.m. by Erin Horan of the Florida Orchestra on some of the most popular composers of Broadway musicals, including Richard Rodgers, Lerner & Lowe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The lecture will be held at the Glazer JCC. Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. This is free for all members. All levels of players are welcome. At the Cohn campus, there is free open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.   News talk: This discussion group, meeting at both JCCs, is led by Pat Renfroe and explores hot button issues of the day. Sessions at the Glazer JCC are on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.   The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. JetSetters: The Phyllis Borrell JetSetters social group for adults of all ages meets at the Cohn campus for an hourlong program followed by lunch.   The next program will take plac e on Thursday, Sept. 27   from 1 1 a.m. to noon and is a Sukkot special event. The lunch is free for members, though a donation of $5 is suggested.   Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and her group of Yiddish enthusiasts at the Cohn Campus on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. as they chat and reminisce. Chess lessons: Learn how to play chess on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. at the (L-R) Susan Edgerly, Ellyne Myers, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Luise Burman, David Burman (past president, national committee of Hadassah Associates), and Abby Blackburn. Hadassah Ameet Chapter met recently with Castor to lobby her for support of the Never Again Education Act which would require school districts to include lessons on the Holocaust in their Social Studies curricula. The group also voiced support for a medical research act.Cohn campus. Canasta: Meet in the senior lounge at the Cohn campus every Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. for friendly games of canasta. Movie matinee: Enjoy a classic movie day of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the Cohn campus. There is no charge to attend. Music Man. Do the Dali: Sign up for a docent-led tour of the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon. The tour includes a lunch at Caf Gala. The cost excluding lunch is $19 and registration is required. The special exhibit of Visions of Dalis Spain by photographer Clyde Butcher will be on display.Job-LinksMonday Morning Links: Free sessions of Monday Morning Links are offered at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa from 9:30 11 a.m.   On Sept. 17, the topic is Keys to a Productive Career Transition. On Sept. 24, the topic will be Self Care: Strategies to Replenish, Recharge, & Reboot. On Oct. 1, the topic will be Demystifying Behavioral Interviewing. Job-search aids: Success workshops to aid with job-search skills will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4. On Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon the topic is Customize Your Rsum to Stand Out From the Crowd. On Sept. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the topic is Preparing for Your Interview and on Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the topic is Financial Fundamentals for Now and the Future. The workshops are free for   Job-Links   program participants; $15 for guests. Reservations required.   To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email   RSVP@TBJL.or g. Switching Gears: A four-part Switching Gears workshop series is taking place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-JobLinks. TBJLs professional career coaches will present interactive content to enhance attendees job-search skills whether they are just beginning their career, returning to the workforce after an absence, or considering a career change. Topics include conducting self-assessments, developing a brand, enhancing interview skills, managing networking, strengthening rsums and and more. Participants can attend any or all workshops. The fee to attend is $15 for individual sessions or $50 for all four. Dinner is included. Seating is limited. To register call (813) 344-0200 or email out


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For more information about the event or corporate/individual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Linda Wolf, Assistant Director, Hillels of the Florida Suncoast at (813) 899-2788 or [ ] JERUSALEM (JTA) Monica Lewinsky, an antibullying advocate who gained fame for her affair with Bill Clinton while serving as a White House intern, question was about the former president. Lewinsky, who will be the keynote speaker for the Congregation Schaarai Zedek Sisterhoods annual Star Event in Tampa on Oct. 15, appeared at a confer ence in the Israeli capital organized by the Israel Tele vision News Company, where she delivered a speech and then sat on stage for a live interview with Israel Channel 2 news anchor Yonit Levi. Levi asked Lewinsky if she was still expecting a personal apology from Clinton over the inappropri ate relationship, for which Clinton was impeached, Channel 2 reported. Im so sorry, Im not going to be able to do this, Lewinsky said as she walked off stage following the question, according to reports. Lewinsky said later in a tweet that she and Levi had discussed prior to the staged event what questions were fair game and what were off limits. had put to me when we met the day prior. I said that was off limits, Lewinsky said in the tweet. When she asked me it on stage, with blatant disregard for our agreement, it became clear to me that I had been misled. I left because it is more important than ever for women to stand up for themselves and not allow others to control their narrative. Lewinsky also apologized to the audience that this talk had to end this way. She did not publicly discuss her relationship with Clinton until 2014. In February, Lewinsky wrote a personal essay for Vanity Fair on the 20th anniversary of the investigation into the affair, in which she admitted that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder over the fallout from the investigation and publicity, and that the #MeToo movement had changed her perspective on the affair and its aftermath. I dont think I would have felt so isolated if what happened in 1998 happened in 2018, she told her Jerusalem audience. By and large I had been alone. this crisis, who knew me well and intimately. Lewinsky also told the audience that after the news broke of her affair with Clinton, I was shunned from almost every community which I belonged to, includ ing my religious community. That led to some very dark times for me. Clinton said in an interview in June with NBCs Today show correspondent Craig Melvin that he felt his public apologies for the relationship were enough. Lewinskys visit to Tampa next month is part of the temple Sisterhoods 17th annual Franci Goldman Rudolph Star event at the Renaissance Hotel in Tampas International Plaza.For more information on th at event, go to or call the temple at (813) 876-2377.Monica Lewinsky cuts short Jerusalem interview after question about Clinton apology(JTA) An online post said a bunch of hairy stink rude obnoxious jews are overtaking the Indiana University campus. The existence of the anonymous native student publication The Tab on its Instagram account. The Aug. 29 post had appeared on the Greekrank website about fraternities and sororities on campus. It has been deleted, but screenshots have circulated. the post in a statement, The Indiana Daily Student reported.The language used by these anonymous posters is hurtful and offensive, the statement said. It also said that Hoosiers are better than this. The of all I dont want to sound racist or anything.. but like wtf why are there so many jews here at IU now wat happened? the post said. where being takin over by a bunch of hairy stink rude obnoxious jews... the girls acts so damn exclusive and if ur not jewish u cant hang out with them or even talk to them.. they give us looks like were below them and not wor thy of talking too...this must end or this school is gonna go to ****! Responses included UR not wrong but you cant do anything about it and Dont really have a problem with the guys or girls, just the JAPS, and seriously there everywhere. The editor of The Tab said on Instagram that to hear that antiSemitism is alive and well as a Jew on campus makes me mad. We are better than this. Now show it. with students at Hillel, The Indiana Daily Student reported, citing Hillel director Rabbi Sue Silber berg. Theyre very upset and take it very, very seriously, and thats been very comforting for the students, Silberberg said of the uniThere are about 4,000 Jewish undergraduates on Indiana Universitys Bloomington campus, making up 11 percent of the undergraduate student population, according to the Hillel Guide to Colleges.Anti-Semitic online post says Jews are taking over Indiana U


PAGE 10 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 OCTOBER 3 ~ NOVEMBER 4ONLY online submissions will be accepted. Deadline for submission is Sept. 26, 2018. Jewish Press Online Ticket Contest Jewish Press Online Ticket Contest Win 2 TicketsThe winner will be chosen from those correctly answering the following:To enter: Go to www.JEWISHPRESSTAMPA.comName one of the objects waved on Sukkot. TO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF IN ST. PETERSBURG EMT CORPSan all-female version of Hatzalah with only strictly observant Orthodox members. In a statement, Eiselt explains that over four a one-woman crew. rical release around the country this summer, will have its broadcast premiere as part of PBSs documentary POV series. It will air locally on WEDU on Monday, Sept. ed on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 4 a.m.) The woman behind the female corps is Rachel Ruchie Freier, a lawyer and Borof volunteers, albeit who are tentative at the start. clash with the establishment Hatzalah and its supporters. Opponents threaten to boyand the companies that sell them medical supplies. They also post nasty comments on Twitter, such as God have mercy if you Photo courtesy of Malka Films help the members of what they call Ezras Part of Freiers fortitude manifests itWhen she insists that only married women can join the team, some members object that level of maturity, she says. women on call respond from wherever they it does not appear that Ezras Nashim owns its own ambulance. It contracts with a private company to provide patient transport. Photo by Julieta Cervantes Who staffs that ambulance? Men? Do the women EMTs accompany patients in the ambulance? There are other questions. At one point Freier says she refuses to let the project fail In fact, in 2016 Freier was elected as a Does it matter? no for an answer from the all-powerful patriarchy. 93Queen (JTA) President Donald Trump that Jared Kushner should not serve in the White House due to potential journalist Bob Woodward claims. Newsweek Fear: Trump in the White House says that Trump contemplated the liability posed to him by Kushner, his son-in-law and that Kushners business interests counsel Robert Mueller. tion of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and any involvement by Trump and his The Washington Post reported that Mueller had requested more of Kushners business records and that Kushner had hired a top WashThen-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus decided to Washington Post Priebus could see the fires investments Jared was involved in, Woodward writes. He told Trump that Jared should not be capacity. Nepotism laws existed for a reason, Woodward continued, if it hasnt already, Priebus told Woodward wrote. This time he paused, slowed Priebus apparently continued to tell the president that Kushner tion in the White House or have trouble with Jared, who wanted to stay, Woodward writes. Jared remained a mission Priebus failed to accomplish. move his son-in-law, who is an orthodox Jew. Just over a month later, it was Priebus whom Trump ousted, Department of Homeland Security. Trump told reporters at the White Trump agreed Kushner should not serve in White House, Woodwards book claims


JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA PAGE 11 SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 rffr rfnt brbrtntbb rfntb ffbftr trrrrrrbbbbntbb fbtbbbbbbb tbbbbrfrrfntbff nn frfnrr By MY JEWISH LEARNING STAFFYom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Traditionally one of the most somber days on the Jewish calendar, its known for fasting and repentance not to mention killer caffeine withdrawal headaches. However, the holiday has some lesserknown associations as well. 1. The word scapegoat originates in an ancient Yom Kippur ritual. Jews historically have been popular scapegoats blamed for an array of ills not of their creation. But, and were not kidding, they really do deserve blame (or credit) for the term scapegoat. In Leviticus 16:8 (in the Torah portion Achrei Mot), the High Priest is instructed on Yom Kippur to lay his hands upon a goat while confessing the sins of the entire community and then to throw the animal off a cliff. 2. Another animal ritual, swinging a chicken around ones head, has sparked considerable controversy, and not just from animalrights activists. In 2015, the kapparot ritual, in which a chicken is symbolically invested with a persons sins, then slaughtered and given to the needy, spurred two lawsuits in the United States: one by traditional Jews claiming their right to perform it was being abridged by the government and another by animalrights activists. Centuries earlier, the ritual drew criticism from notable sages like the Ramban (13th century) and Rabbi Joseph Caro (16th century), whose objections had less to do with animal welfare than with religious integrity. Some observant Jews today, unable or unwilling to gain possession of a live chicken, now swing money over their heads that then goes to charity. 3. Yom Kippur once was a big matc hmaking day. The Talmud states that both Yom Kippur and Tu bAv (often described as the Jewish Valentines Day) were the most joyous days of the year, when women would wear white gowns and dance in the vineyards chanting Young man, lift up your eyes and see what you choose for yourself. Do not set your eyes on beauty, but set your eyes on a good family. Given the aforementioned caffeine cision on an empty stomach, were glad this particular tradition is no more. 4. Food and drink are not the only things Jews abstain from on Yom Kippur. Other traditional no-nos on Yom Kippur include bathing, wearing perfume or lotions and having sexual relations The less-thanrestrictions (not to mention the romantic restrictions imposed by the third) may explain why the day ceased to be an occasion for from wearing leather. So the good news is that you can go to shul in comfy (non-leath5. In Israel, Yom Kippur is the most bikefriendly day of the year. Although many Israelis are secular, and there is no law on the books forbidding driving on Yom Kippur, virtually all the countrys Jews avoid their cars on this day. With only the occasional emergency vehicle on the road, bikers of all ages can be seen pedaling, even on major highways. 6. Eating a big meal before the holiday begins will make your fast harder rather than easier. Traditionally, the meal eaten before beginning the fast is supposed to be large and festive, following the Talmudic dictum that it is a mitzvah (commandment) to eat on the eve of Yom Kippur, just as it is a mitzvah to Things you probably dont know about Yom Kippur Orthodox Jewish girl performing the kapparot ceremony prior to Yom Kippur in Jerusalem in 2016. Sarah Chandler, an ordained Kohenet (Hebrew priestess) and animal rights activist, suggests a twist on the kapparot ceremony instead of grabbing the chicken and whipping it through the air, just give it a hug.Jewish Broadcasting Service will be broadcasting live services from Central Synagogue in New York City during the High Holy Days which can be viewed locally on various cable and streaming services. The schedule includes: p.m. day. Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at 10:45 a.m. at 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. 1 at 9:30 a.m. For those with Spectrum cable the programming is on channel 166 SD and 1223 HD; for AT&T DirecTV viewers it is on channel 388; for Roku subscribers, look under religion and online it is at High Holy Day services on tv, onlinePhoto by Ilia Yemovich/Getty Imagesfast on Yom Kippur itself. However, eating extra food particularly in one last-minute feast does not help to keep you going for 24 hours, says Dr. Tzvi Dwolatzky of Israels Rambam Health Care Campus. He suggests eating small amounts of carbohydrates (bread, potato, rice, pasta), some protein 7. On Yom Kippur in 1940, Londons Jews kept calm and carried on. In the midst of the Battle of Britain, the relentless Nazi bombardment of London that began in September 1940, the citys synagogues went on with their Yom Kippur services. According to JTA, while air raid warnings twice disturbed the morning services on Oct. 12, 1940, most synagogues carried on regardless and a large proportion of the men attending services wore uniforms of the various forces. 8. Yom Kippurs Kol Nidre services are the only night of the entire Jewish calendar when a tallit is worn for evening prayers. According to the late Rabbi Louis Jacobs, the tallit is worn during Kol Nidre as a token of special reverence for the holy day. It is traditional to wear a tallit or a white garment for the entire holiday, with the color white symbolizing both our spiritual purity and our removing ourselves from the vanities of the material world. Many people actually wear a white robe called a kittel. 9. A Virginia rabbis pro-civil rights movement sermon on Yom Kippur in 1958 riled up local segregationists and sparked fears of an anti-Semitic backlash. JTA reported that Virginias Defenders of State Sovereignty group demanded that local Jews move quickly to refute and conthe states massive resistance to school desegregation and said that if he had intended to destroy Christian-Jewish relations, he could not have been more effective. While a leading member of the Reform temple reportedly said a considerable number of congregants worried Franks stand might result in increased anti-Semitism, others sided with the rabbi, holding that he held a spiritual and moral duty to speak out for social justice. The congregation stood by Frank, and The Washington Post published an editorial calling him a courageous clergyman.


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(Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) MARGOT ELAINE LEVIN, 52, died Aug. 25. Born in Baltimore, MD, she moved to Tampa as a child, graduating from Tampa Preparatory School. She attended Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennslyvania. She had a successful career as a management consultant, was active in her alumnae associations and enjoyed and contributed to the cultural life of New York City where she lived for many years. Survivors include her mother Dr. Shirley Borkowf. The family suggests memorials to Congregation Beth Am in Tampa. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel) SALLY MACK WARNER, 74, of Tampa, died Sept. 3. Originally from Boston, she was a longtime resident of Tampa moving here from Philadelphia. Self Service Shoe Stores, with locations throughout Florida where she worked for over 15 years alongside her brother and late father, Samuel Mack. She had diverse interests ranging from playing bridge to needlepoint and being a political enthusiast. She loved to travel and gamble, making cruises the perfect mode for her. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Lindsey and Billy Steen; brother and sister-in-law Warren and Brenda Mack; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Hillel Academy. (Segal Funeral Home, Beth David Chapel)This SodaStream display was set up in New York City this month to raise awareness of the negative consequences of one-use plastic bottles. By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN JTA news serviceNEW YORK Tourists and locals wandering around Flatiron Plaza in downtown Manhattan were met with an unusual sight: a 20-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty standbottles and metal cans. On the other side of the eye-catching set-up, titled Drowning Liberty, were booths with people handing out glasses of seltzer. The installation, on display for three days last week, was organized by SodaStream, an Israeli company that sells at-home carbonation kits, together with the Oceanic Society. Its goal is to raise awareness of the negative consequences of single-use plastic (and drum up business for the company while theyre at it). Passers-by were encouraged to sign SodaStreams sustainability pledge, promising to eschew one-use bottles for reusable ones. The company claims that making soda at home in reusable bottles results in less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste and less transport of bottled beverages. We have no choice, SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said in a statement. We have to go reusable. Annual plastic production is skyrocketing and the U.S. is one of the biggest polluters in the world. Among those who stopped by to sign the pledge was Adrian Grenier, an actor known for his role on the TV series Entourage. Passers-by who paused to take photos and have a drink of seltzer told JTA that the set-up resonated with them. Henry Ortega, 24, said that seeing Lady Liberty up to her waist in plastic bottles reminded him of the importance of not littering. As you know, the city of New York is dirty in the streets, he said. This can actually give us an open mind that weve got to wake up. Its a wake-up call. Azinat Axorova, a 28-year-old visitor from Russia, said the statue made her think of what she had observed about Americans consumer habits. Americans use a lot of things that they dont need, she said. Consumption in this country is so vast that there is so much waste that you dont even think about it. Last month, PespiCo announced plans to acquire SodaStream for $3.2 billion. SodaStream is behind this 20-foot Statue of Liberty replica drowning in plastic bottles




(JTA) The U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal with Iran triggered a European desertion of that country that is threatening its regimes survival, President Donald Trump said. Trump spoke about the issue Thursday, Sept. 6, during a Rosh Hashanah phone call with rabbis and Jewish leaders. Taking part in the 20-minute call were his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner; U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; the attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz; and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Trump did not invite questions from listeners, although Coleman and Dershowitz both asked questions. Last year, leaders of the Reconstructionist, Reform and Conservative streams declined to organize the annual pre-Rosh Hashanah call in the wake of Trumps comments surrounding the Charlottesville white supremacist rally. This years invitation list leaned heavily toward Orthodox and hawkish pro-Israel groups, the Forward reported. ing. You know, they tried to play hardball for a little while, but theyre now leaving and theyre doing the right thing, Trump said about Iran. In June, the French automaker Peugeot-Citroen said it intended to leave the Iranian market for fear of U.S. sanctions. Other European corporations that said they would leave Iran following the deals termination in ish shipping giant Maersk; the German conglomerate American corporations including General Electric, Honeywell and Boeing also announced that they were leaving Iran following the U.S. pullout from the deal. The Asian conglomerates Reliance, Mazda and Hyundai suspended contracts with Iran. Trump has said that Iran did not live up to the spirit of the deal it reached with the United States and six other powers under former president Barack Obama in 2015. It offered Iran sanctions relief in return for its scaling back of parts of its nuclear program. Israel and Saudi Arabia opposed the deal, arguing it was too soft and that its 10-year time limitation period meant Iran could build nuclear weapons once it expires. But Obama, leaders of the European Union, which was a party in the deal, and other advocates said it was the best way to block Irans path to developing a nuclear bomb. When the United States pulled out, it exposed EuroThese developments, compounded by low oil prices, sent the Iranian currency into a free-fall. The rial hit a record low this week of around 150,000 against the dollar, compared to about 3,500 rial for one dollar in September 2016. In the phone call Trump said he did not anticipate the full scope of his actions on Iran. It turned out to have a much bigger impact than I thought. I did it primarily because of nuclear, but I knew it wouldnt be great for their economy. I had no idea how devastating it would be, he said. In 2016, Trump said, It was a question of when will they [Iran] take over the entire Middle East. And that probably includes Israel, in the mind of a lot of people. Yet today, they are now really looking to survive. He said the United States would be prepared to negotiate a new agreement with Iran if the latter seeks talks. Trump also said that his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, didnt like terminating the deal. I played the game for a while; I wish I did it sooner, the president said. But I played that little game for a And I did it. In the talk, Trump and his interlocutors revisited maincluding moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The speakers thanked Trump for making the move. Trump said he encountered so much resistance from world leaders that he stopped taking their calls over the issue. He also noted the U.S. announcement that it would pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council over its anti-Israel bias and the decision to permanently stop making contributions to UNRWA, the U.N. aid agency for Palestinians. Trump reiterated his belief that moving the embassy a path to peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinian Authority has said it will not engage in such talks, saying the United States is not an honest broker. I think its disrespectful when people dont come to the table, Trump said about the issue. Regarding Rosh Hashanah, Trump said: I send my warmest wishes to the Jewish people in the United States and around the world as we approach the High Holy Days. I want to express my deep admiration and gratitude for the extraordinary contributions of the Jewish people to the United States and to the world. Over the centuries, he said, The Jewish people have suffered unthinkable persecution, yet you have an example of humankind. His own connection to Judaism is also personal, Trump said. I am the very proud father of a Jewish daughter, Ivanka, and my son-in-law, who Im very proud of also I will say that very loudly Jared, and my several Jewish grandchildren, namely three beautiful Jewish grandchildren that I love.PAGE 14 JEWISH PRESS of TAMPA SEPTEMBER 7 20, 2018 Name of Business: Right at Home Locations: 1 in Tampa, serving Hillsborough County Ownership: Lee BuderusQ What product or services do you offer? A Right at Home Tampa provides two levels of home care: Companion Care and Personal Care both of which allow our clients to stay in their home environment which they love.Q What inspires your work and what sets you apart from everyone else? A Our inspiration comes out of the compassion in our hearts, when written down we call it Right Care.Q Why do customers select your business? A Our clients choose Right at Home because they trust that we can do what we say we can do.Q How did the business get started? 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Whatever we need or dont need, Lisa takes care of it.. ~Ken G To reach Right at Home, call 813.514.4724 Your 24/7 Source For:Jewish Community News National & International News Advertising Information Silver, Gold & Sapphire Necklace Visit us on both sides of the Bay Hyde Park Village St. Petersburg 1619 W Snow Circle Tampa, FL 33606 813.831.2111 300 Beach Drive NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.894.2111 You can also shop online Iran ghting to survive, Trump says on Rosh Hashanah greeting call(JTA) A Jewish-American soldier from World War II who was listed as missing 74 years ago has Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz was buried at the Riverside National Cemetery, where four of his brothers also are buried. In March, his remains were recovered and identiwhere he was killed, the Los Angeles Times reported. More than 30 of his relatives, including nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and their children, attended the funeral, according to the Times. Rosenkrantz became a hometown hero three months after being shipped out to Europe in 1943, when he and another paratrooper were mistakenly dropped into an Italian unit and all 200 of them surrendered to the two American soldiers. He was killed at the age of 28 during Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands, in a battle chronicled in the 1977 A Bridge Too Far. Rosenkrantzs dog tags, which were stamped with a J for Jewish, had been returned to the family in March 2012, according to a website in his memory maintained by his nephew Dr. Phillip Rosenkrantz. According to the website, the dog tags were found not long after the war by a farmer and turned over to the U.S. Army. They were then misplaced and found by the army in 2011 and released to the family The soldiers remains had been recovered by Canadian soldiers and buried in an American military grave in the southern part of the Netherlands. This was discovered by a Dutchman, Ben Overhand, who as a teenager beliberate the Netherlands and saw the website dedicated to Rosenkrantz. Jewish American soldier buried for 74 years after going missingCorrectionThe date of the closing reception for a photo exhibit titled To Bear Witness, by USF student Avi Davidson, is Friday, Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the Centra Gallery in the Marshall Student Center. An incorrect date for the reception was listed in the Aug. 24 edition of the Jewish Press. Photo from the David Rosenkrantz memorial websiteRecovered dogtags returned to the Rosenkrantz family in March 2012


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More Information Robin Dermer, Planned Giving Director, Florida,, 561.447.9733 800.JNF.0099 By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN JTA news service (JTA) Joshua Malina and Lisa Edelstein are among the actors and comedians starring in a campaign launched by Hillel International to encourage college students to vote. Malina, known for his roles on the TV series The West Wing, Scandal, and Edelstein, of House, portray parents congratulating their daughter, Hannah, on turning 18 and becoming a MitzVote, a play on the bar and bat mitzvah coming-of-age ceremony. The comic video also features Israeli-American actress Odeya Rush, comedian Michael Ian Black, Saturday Night Live alumnus Tim Meadows and Scott Rogowsky, who hosts the popular smartphone game show HQTrivia. The actors portray relatives and family friends of the teen, from Rush as a reluctant sister to Black and Meadows as family friends who refer to her as the second favorite child. In short clips, all congratulate Hannah on being able to vote. Theres even a rabbi, who explains that she considers voting, the 614th mitzvot. The video, released Thursday, Lisa Edelstein and Joshua Malina star in the launch video for Hillel Internationals MitzVote campaign.Hillel International launches MitzVote campaign Sept. 6, marks the launch of Hillel Internationals MitzVote campaign, which aims to register and engage 100,000 young voters on over 100 college campuses across the United States. ( The non-partisan campaign aims to give college students an opportunity to become engaged citizens in the way that bnai mitzvot recognizes young Jews as an adult in the Jewish community, according to a statement. Long before American democracy was born, Jews have been celebrating their bnai mitzvot. This campaign is creating a meaningful coming-of-age experience for all Americans who turn 18 and are eligible to vote, said Sheila Katz, vice president for student engagement and leadership at Hillel International. The organization is partnering with Hillel chapters across the country, get-out-the-vote groups and Jewish fraternities and organizations as part of the campaign. The video was produced by Mik Moore, one of the creators of The Great Schlep, a Jewish initiative that promoted Barack Obamas presidential run in 2008. Katz told JTA that Moores past work did not affect the non-partisan nature of the campaign. Were not endorsing any candidates, were not pushing out a particular agenda, other than voting is a Jewish value, and we were excited to hire a great creative agency that has a history of doing political campaigns and other types of campaigns, she said. JERUSALEM (JTA) The American indie pop band Of Montreal from Athens, GA ,is the latest artist or group to cancel its participation in the three-day Meteor Festival in Israel. After exhausting all of the different possible ways of justifying playing an Israeli party festival, while the political and military leaders of the country continue their murderous and brutal policies against the Palestinian people, we came to the realization that there is no actual appropriate move other than to cancel the show, the band said in a statement. The bands decision comes days after headliner Lana Del Rey canceled her participation, saying it was because she was unable to arrange a second performance for her Palestinian fans. A day after Del Rey canceled, the American electronic musician Shlohmo also announced on Twitter that he would not perform. He had decided initially that he would perform and donate his earnings to the people of Gaza. In all, out of the more than 125 announced acts about 18 artists and groups have pulled out of the Meteor Festival in recent weeks, after coming under pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Following Del Reys cancellation, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who supports the BDS movement and contacted Del Rey directly to drop her participation, turned his public attention to American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, despite contacting Washington and his publicist privately last month. Given that Lana Del Rey has now cancelled, you are the only notable standout. Please dont play the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv. To do so would be a betrayal of everyone who ever stood up for civil or human rights anywhere, Waters wrote in a post on Facebook. Among the other artists that have canceled are the South African duo Black Motion, American DJ Volvox, British DJ Leon Vynehall, Turkish singer Selda, Nazareth electronic duo Zenobia and Australian DJ Mall Grab. Several other artists who were asked to perform cited BDS in declining the invitation, according to reports. On its website, the festival organizers issued a statement responding to the BDS protest, saying it is percent politics free, receiving no money from the government or any political entity. No one will make us hate, that includes the BDS, which insanely politicized our event. no one, the statement reads. Music heals, politics kills.Indie band Of Montreal joins Lana Del Rey, other acts in pulling out of music festival in Israel(JTA) Rapper Mac Miller was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Friday, Sept. 7. TMZ reported. Miller, 26, was born to a Christian father and Jewish mother in Pittsburgh. He has talked about having a bar mitzvah and celebrating Jewish holidays growing up. He also has a Star of David tattoo on his hand. In his song S.D.S, he describes himself as a Jewish Buddhist tryna consume the views of Christianity. Miller struggled with substance abuse for years, including during a star Ariana Grande. He was found by police at his home in Californias San Fernando Valley, and pronounced dead at the scene. He was about to start a concert tour next month.Jewish rapper Mac Miller dead at 26 Mac MillerScreenshot via YouTube




By any and every objective indicator, the 2017-2018 program and scal year was incredibly exciting and our organization made many very signicant strides forward in several key areas. e primary reason for the excitement this past year was that in addition to all of the important activities on the beautiful and dynamic Maureen and Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Center Campus, the spectacular Bryan Glazer Family JCC (BGFJCC) was open for its rst full year and this truly extraordinary facility served our community in a variety of transformational ways. e BGFJCC nished the program year (June 30th) with close to 5,500 individual members. Also, the event center at the BGFJCC hosted approximately 215 JCC, community and corporate events and did more than $2 million of business this past year. e BGFJCC continues to be very busy every day with a vast array of educational, recreational, tness, aquatic, arts and cultural programs for people of all ages. e BGFJCC is also the home for the Tampa JCCs and Federations most innovative project, the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA). FIBA continued to work closely with the eight fascinating Israeli companies from the previous year and also added eight very interesting new companies to its portfolio. One of the rst eight companies, StemRad attracted an almost $6 million investment from a group of local investors and was the rst FIBA company to hire local sta and set up its U.S. headquarters in Tampa. FIBA also started to generate revenue from one of its other original companies. e BGFJCC may have captured a lot of attention, but so many other important initiatives that strive to serve and strengthen our community were part of our organizations story this past year, including the following: Ongoing beautication of the vibrant Cohn Campus. e facility continues to draw 1,000 people per day and the plan is to continue to enhance this ourishing campus on a continual basis. Were currently considering some exciting expansion plans. e nancial support we oered to our local beneciary agencies and to a variety of projects in Israel continued to make a meaningful dierence in the lives of many people. e Tampa Orlando Pinellas (TOP) Jewish Foundation has established a leadership role within Jewish foundations. We believe the foundations anti-terror investment policy is unique among Jewish foundations across the country and it has positioned TOP for signicant growth in the years ahead. For the rst time ever, TOP has also expanded beyond the three-community region. Among other activities, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) continued to work with other organizations in eorts to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. e JCRC, in partnership with the Tampa Rabbinical Association, also played a role in working with the Hillsborough County School Board to ensure the Jewish community continues to have an eective relationship with the board. Weinberg Village continued to provide a superb living experience for its residents and the facility remains nancially self-sucient, with a near capacity census. Our most visible young adult program, our Jewish Leadership Training Institute graduated another crop of incredibly talented young leaders this past year and its clear that our community will be in very good hands as the future unfolds. is is just a small sampling of the things going on at the Tampa JCCs and Federation and we encourage everyone to get involved with our organization and our community in as many ways as possible. We also want to thank the approximately 400 dedicated volunteers, 275 sta members and the large number of generous donors who continue to help make our organization and our community very robust. Todah Rabah, Gary Gould Joseph Probasco Chief Executive Ocer President OUR MISSIONTo support and enrich the continuity of Jewish life and values in our community, in Israel and worldwide.OUR VISIONe Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation is the heart of a vibrant, harmonious and connected community that embraces everyone. We strive to be a unifying force for Jewish activity in Tampa. We provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for community gatherings and activities. We reach out to encompass all Jewish constituencies and are the rst stop for newcomers. We actively support and build our connection with Israel and world Jewry. We fund current needs for our community and the world and, through endowments, provide for the future. We provide a work environment that recognizes and rewards excellence in sta and volunteers.OUR VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES Tzedakah and caring for Jewish causes Commitment to the survial of world Jewry Love for Jewish Culture, traditions and learning Communication that is truthful and open Respect for others ANNUALREPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS & FEDERATI ON Tampa


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM Tampa JCCs & Federatione Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation (TJCCF) is the umbrella organization that includes the Tampa Jewish Federation, the JCC on the Cohn Campus, the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and several strategic, community-based committees. TJCCF is governed by a volunteer board of directors that oversees the operation of the entire organization in concert with the professional management staff. e organization also owns the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences, which operates as a separate Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator. We are a binding force that unites Jews and non-Jews across Tampa Bay. To learn more about the Tampa JCCs and Federation visit us online at or contact Alissa Fischel at 813-769-4726.Tampa Jewish FederationAs the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement in the Tampa area, the Federation component of our organization is committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future across Tampa, in Israel and around the world. Our Annual Campaign was chaired this past year by Laureen Jae. rough the eorts of our Annual Campaign and the generous support of our community and corporate partners, the Tampa Jewish Federation is able to provide critical assistance to a signicant number of agencies that apply for funding. During the 2017-18 allocations process, beneciary agencies met with the allocations committee, chaired by Debbie Taub, to review each organizations nancial health, their critical needs and accomplishments over the course of the last year. Each agency discussed their core programs and services and overall impact within the community, which helped to further educate and enlighten the committee and representatives from other agencies in attendance. 2017-18 Board of DirectorsPRESIDENTJoseph ProbascoVICE PRESIDENTSLynne Merriam Steven Specter Herb SwarzmanIMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTRochelle WalkTREASURERRochelle WalkSECRETARYJoyce Whitman TawilDIRECTORSLindsay August Maureen Cohn Francine Dobkin Sharon Feen-Wallace Kip Goulder Rochelle Gross Laureen Jae Ronald Pross Sue Schoenbaum Melinda Sheer Aaron Silberman Ashley Simon Cindy Spahn Leah WhitmillWHO WE ARE Tampa Jewish Community Centerse 2017-2018 year was a year of shi for the Bryan Glazer Family JCC; going from the place people come to see because its new, to the center people expect to go to for great programming, social and corporate events and tness. is year also saw continued improvements to the JCC on the Cohn Campus, most notably the opening of the Judy Cohn Plaza and Jack Roth Garden which were commemorated with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Israel Independence Day celebration in April. e Tampa JCCs continue to expand upon its extensive health and tness oerings. Members range from infants and toddlers to active older adults who participate in a variety of wellness programming daily. Group exercise at both locations continue to inuence usage and community, with over 80 classes at the BGFJCC and almost 30 at the Cohn Campus. Adult basketball leagues have expanded, adding in a 40+ league and recorded almost 120 participants this year. Yoga & Brunch has become a staple at the JCC on the Cohn Campus for all members. Our two JCCs had over 6,000 active members this past year. We want the community to know how grateful we are for the hard work our sta dedicated to preparing our facilities as Hurricane Irma was looking like she was heading our way, and for quickly responding to get our doors re-opened for our members and preschool families. Many members used our Centers to enjoy the basics in life running water, electricity and WiFi. We also opened quickly so those in need could come and collect the generous donations of food and supplies collected by the Tampa Jewish Federation and Tampa Jewish Family Services.Strength in Numbers Total Financial Resource D evelopment for the year came in at nearly $2.4 mi llion, which allowed the organization to maintain its allocation distributions at the s ame level and provide ad ditional support to increasing supplemental programs. anks to the generosity of nearly 1,400 donors to the an nual campaign and supplemental programs. In Womens Philanthropy, o ver $633,000 was raised from 576 donors, and nine new Lions of Judah were welcomed. e Young Adult Division raised over $43,000 and engaged singles, couples, and families with continued high-quality programs.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM Professional Societies e Cardozo Society is an honorary society for Jewish attorneys and other legal professionals in the Tampa Bay area. e society hosts programs featuring industry leaders and speakers to address Jewish and legal concerns and provide educational, leadership, social and networking opportunities for attorneys. e Monteore Society was newly created to augment the reach of the existing professional societies to provide an opportunity for community members to develop new professional relationships within the nancial industry; including accountants, stockbrokers, bankers, nancial planners and advisors, insurance brokers, investment consultants, wealth management advisors and others in nancial services in the Tampa Bay area. e Cardozo and Monteore Societies hosted a joint event this past year in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. e event was sponsored by e Bank of Tampa and held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. e Cardozo Leadership Award was presented to Barry Kanner of Pinellas and Sam Linsky was the Tampa recipient for the Monteore Leadership Award. Both were honored for their outstanding commitment to Federation and the legal and nancial community respectively. e event, chaired by Bonnie Wise and Hal Hershkowitz, included a panel discussion featuring local legal and nancial leaders on Ethical Behavior rough a Jewish Lens: Contending with Economic, Social and Cultural Issues. e Maimonides Society of Tampa is a fellowship of physicians and dentists and other health care professionals who seek to strengthen the bonds between themselves, Israel and the broader Jewish community. Through this society, health care professionals are presented with a unique opportunity to network with their peers, while making a meaningful impact in our local and global communities through their involvement and financial contribution to the Tampa JCCs and Federation. is past year, the Maimonides Society event was chaired by Dr. Stephen Kreitzer who honored Dr. Ron Pross with the Tampa Maimonides Leadership Award for his extensive involvements within the Jewish and medical communities. Dr. Charles Lockwood, Senior Vice President of USF and the Dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine gave an insightful presentation on how the Water Street Project in Channelside will revolutionize the medical eld locally. is event was generously sponsored by Valley National Bank. e objective of each society is to support the activities of the Federation, assisting to maximize Federation gis to preserve and enhance Jewish life in Tampa, the U.S. and worldwide. Membership is open to any legal professional (Cardozo), nancial professional (Monteore), or medical professional (Maimonides), who contributes a minimum gi of $1,000 to the Annual Campaign. Professionals age 35 and under must contribute a minimum of $360 to the Annual Campaign. Events sponsored by the societies are open to all community members and their guests. FEDERATION HIGHLIGHTS Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday is a nationwide day of giving conceptualized to kicko o the charitable season and end-of-year (tax year) giving. e Tampa Jewish Federation participated in this movement to promote charitable giving and celebrate philanthropy by hosting a phone-a-thon event and day of crowdfunding that raised just over $100,000 for the Federations Annual Campaign. Local lay leaders volunteered to make thousands of calls requesting the communitys nancial support to best serve the beneciary agencies and partners of the Tampa JCCs and Federation. Partner Agencies American Joint Di stribution C ommittee (JDC) Birthright Israel Bryan Glazer Family JCC Ethiopian National P roject (ENP) Hebrew Immigrant A id S ociety (HIAS) H illel Academy o f Tampa Bay Hillels of the Flo rida Suncoast Hillel Foundation Statewide Israel Trauma C oalition (ITC) JCC on the Cohn Campus Jewish Agency f or Israel (JAFI) Jewish Education L oan Fund (JELF) T ampa Jewish F amily Services World ORTCommunity Allocations 2017-18 Corporate GivingDuring the 2017-18 year, over $356,000 was raised from corporate partners by the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation to support programs and activities. Corporate sponsorships completely or partially funded the following programs: Annual Presidents Dinner Campaign Kicko Event Cardozo/Monteore S ocieties Event FIBA Innovation Fusion Golf Tournament Israel Independence D ay Celebration Jewish Book Festival Maimonides Society Event PJ Library Professional Community C onnection (PCC) Soball Tournament Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Women of Distinction Israel and Overseas: 25% Bryan Glazer Family JCC: 17% JCC on the Cohn Campus: 17 % Tampa Jewish Family Services: 14% Hillel Academy of Tampa: 11% Other Jewish Organizations: 9% Hillels of the Florida Suncoast/Statewide: 6% PJ Library: 2% Birthright: 1%


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM Community Leadership Awardse Community Leadership Awards recognized and honored those who have and continue to dedicate their time, talents and eorts to advance the mission of our organization and the mission of other local Jewish community agencies. Recipients embody the principles of tikkun olam and commitment to enriching the continuity of Jewish life locally and worldwide. e 2017-2018 Award Recipients included: Leo Levinson Award for Leadership Excellence Rochelle Walk e Bob Jacobson Memorial Award for Excellence Judy Balber e Hope Cohen Barnett Young Leadership Award Ashley Simon e Charles Adler Young Leadership Award Kip Goulder Leonore Kessler Womens Division Leadership Excellence Award Betty Shalett Steve Marx Innovation Award e Hillel Academy MakerLab Alice Rosenthal Its More an Just a Job Award Pam Levenstone Maril Jacobs Todah Rabah Award Detective Charlie George In addition, community members were honored for their involvement within various local Jewish agencies including: the Hillel Academy Outstanding Service Award to the Hateld Family; the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast Appreciation Award recipient was Jim Annarelli; Debbie Doliner was named the Tampa Jewish Family Services Soa Maisler Leadership Award recipient; Dr. Abe Marcadis was the recipient of the Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation Distinguished Trustee Award and the Weinberg Village Volunteer Service Award was given to Jerome Messerman.Campaign Kickoffe Campaign Kicko ocially begins the Annual Campaign of the Tampa Jewish Federation to raise vital funds to support an abundance of dynamic programs and services. is past years event was chaired by Laureen Jae, 2018 Campaign Chair. Renowned speaker and Rabbi, David Wolpe spoke on the topic of What Judaism Has to Teach the World at this years event on ursday, November 2nd at Congregation Schaarai Zedek. In addition to Wolpes presentation, the program included a community appeal and was followed by a decorative dessert reception.Womens Philanthropy e Lion of Judah Society is comprised of women who contribute $5,000 or more to Federations Annual Campaign. e Lion of Judah is a symbol of a Jewish womans strength, a symbol of her caring about the organized Jewish world and a symbol of her nancial commitment to repairing the world. e Bobbe Karpay (zl) Women of Distinction Program bears Bobbes name to honor and inspire women of the Tampa Jewish community to see the simple elements of the community and make life distinctively better. Each honoree exemplies Jewish values and commitment to their organizations and the Jewish community. Twenty women were honored this past year from Jewish organizations throughout Hillsborough County including: Deborah Barnes, Lynn Chernin, Denise Freedman, Maxine Gourse, Andrea Holper, Sara Ingber, Stacy Leeds, Alicia LeVine, Rachel Levy, Ricki Lewis, Beth Morris, Andi Parker, Kristin Schmidt, Talia Shuman, Vikki Silverman, Sheila Slavkin, Joanne Sudman, Bonnie Wise, Jan Wuliger, and Sandra Zians. Following the presentation of awards, the evening featured a keynote address by an inspirational speaker and author, Amy Silverstein who told a beautiful story of how women rise up with the best, most giving of intentions, and care for others in times of need.Professional Community Connection ( PCC )Professional Community Connection is a quarterly program designed to foster the development of networks and relationships between Jewish professionals and businesses in the Tampa Bay area. PCC provides a platform for Jewish business people to make new connections with the hope that it will lead to increased business opportunities, increased business professional involvement within the Jewish community and the Jewish Federation and raise awareness and understanding of the Tampa Jewish Federation. ree networking events were hosted this past year, engaging hundreds of professionals from a variety of industries. FEDERATION HIGHLIGHTS Jewish Community Relations Council ( JCRC )e Jewish Community Relations Council, under the strong leadership of Jonathan Ellis, continued to work to create consensus and lead advoca cy eorts in the organized Jewish community, ensuring that our voices are amplied and heard. We build bridges with other faith, interest and ethnic based groups that share our passion for social justice, forging relationships based on the issues our community cares about most. Over the last year we have continued to cultivate our relationship with the Muslim community and have expanded our outreach eorts with the Turkish and African American communities. e JCRC, with the direction of the Jewish Council of Public Aairs (JCPA), Israel Action Network (IAN) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is committed to monitoring and responding to anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity within our local community. We provide nancial support and guidance to the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast to eectively combat the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) on the USF Campus. By virtue of our allocation to Hillel, they are successfully mitigating a contentious climate through positive messaging on social media and through various social engagements with students of all faiths. Annual Presidents Dinnere Annual Presidents Dinner is our organizations premier event held to toast the vibrancy and success of our Jewish Federation. Bringing together community and civic leaders, this event is evidence of our communitys shared commitment to tikkun olam (making the world a better place). Sue Schoenbaum was the recipient of our most prestigious honor, the Tikkun Olam Award. e Annual Presidents Dinner has celebrated een years of tradition bringing prominent and nationally recognized speakers to address our community on the most pressing issues facing the Jewish people today. e 15th Annual Presidents Dinner was chaired by Carol Jae and David Rosenbach and the evenings guest speaker was Dr. Frank Luntz. Dr. Luntz is considered to be one of the most honored communication professionals in America today and spoke on the most current of topics, Combatting Anti-Semitism. is years dinner was held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and reached maximum capacity with just under 600 individuals in attendance and the event raised over $250,000 towards the Federations annual campaign.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM Young Adult Engagement Initiativese Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) project continues to be one of the most exciting and innovative initiatives in the history of the Tampa JCCs and Federation. Housed within the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, FIBA seeks to engage a broad spectrum of interest and engagement from among both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Specically, FIBA is an innovative business development and community engagement program, which operates as a conduit for Israeli entrepreneurs to open a Tampa Bay based (US) headquarter responsible for sales, marketing, tech support, and customer service for their products and/or innovations for the North American market. e programs mission is threefold: rst, to foster economic growth and stimulate innovation within the expanding business ecosystem in Tampa Bay by attracting high-growth Israeli tech ventures and facilitating their launch and expansion. e second part of the mission is to engage the entire spectrum of the Tampa Jewish community including high school and college-age students as interns and budding entrepreneurs, millennials young professionalsFEDERATION HIGHLIGHTS adult professionals and serial entrepreneurs as mentors and potential investors, and seniors for mentoring, investing and other coaching services. In doing so, it is our hope that all of Tampa Bay will be exposed to one of Israels most renowned commodities disruptive and life changing technological innovations and will be better positioned to learn more about Israel and help combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism and disinformation emerging within the BDS movement, as well as the many misconceptions regarding Israel so oen put forward in the media and on college campuses. e nal part of the mission is to potentially generate revenue for the Tampa JCCs and Federation to assist the organization in achieving other goals. During the 2016-17 program/ scal year FIBA operated on a $1,000,000 grant from the State of Florida and some private contributions. During its rst year, FIBA selected eight Israeli companies to participate in the rst cohort of the FIBA program. e JCCs and Federation received equity in ve of the companies and a percentage of sales revenue in all eight. For 2017-18 scal year, FIBA received a $400,000 grant from the State of Florida and a $100,000 grant from Hillsborough County. FIBA also secured additional revenue from corporate sponsorships, individual donations, ticket sales for FIBA-sponsored events, and sales revenue from FIBA companies. In its second year, FIBA welcomed an additional eight Israeli companies to participate in the FIBA program and continued to work with a number of the companies from the rst cohort in an eort to generate revenue and encourage the companies to establish a permanent physical presence in the Tampa Bay area. During the past year, FIBA realized a number of successes. Among these successes, six of the companies have either created jobs in Florida or are actively recruiting talent in Florida. Over half of FIBA companies have concluded or are in the process of closing their rst pilot or proof of concept here in the Tampa Bay area. FIBA also held the second annual Innovation Fusion, featuring keynote speakers from two Israeli stand out companies, Waze and Wix. FIBA had approximately 500 attendees register for this incredible event. At Innovation Fusion, FIBA announced a partnership with Florida Funders which will allow FIBA to utilize Florida Funders innovative crowdfunding platform to share investment opportunities in FIBA companies with the community at large. For 2018-2019 scal year, FIBA received a $750,000 grant from the State of Florida and a $100,000 grant from Hillsborough County. FIBA plans to sustain operations going forward by generating revenue from a number of dierent sources including a share of company-generated revenue, corporate sponsorships, private donations, events and other grants.Florida-Israel Business Accelerator ( FIBA ) National Young Leadership Summer Mission to Israel Jewish Leadership Training Institute graduate Luy Teitelroit participated in the 2018 National Young Leadership Summer Mission to Israel with Jewish Federations of North America. Along with 70 other young adults from across the United States and Canada who are passionate about tikkun olam (repairing the world) and building Jewish community with other emerging young adult Federation leaders, Luy visited sites throughout Israel that have been directly impacted by the support and generosity of the Jewish Federations of North America, including the Tampa Jewish Federation. Luys rst trip to Israel, which was subsidized by the Tampa Jewish Federation, made a deep and lasting impact on him personally. When we asked Luy to tell us about his trip, he stated, e NYL mission was instrumental in exposing me to the Federations work in Eretz Yisrael. While learning more about the programs rst-hand le me with a sense of pride, it was being there and meeting the workers and beneciaries that had the greatest impact on me. e memories created on this trip will last a life time. is year, the Tampa JCCs & Federation introduced two initiatives to provide young adults an opportunity to get more connected to the community. In the Fall, we rolled out #Gather, a mix of social, interactive and hands-on activities designed to help young adults connect with friends, meet new people and make authentic connections. We oered more than 20 experiences throughout the year, including a Wieball tournament, an improv comedy workshop, game night, art classes, a BBQ and a poolside happy hour at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. #Gather is open to young adults ages 20s, 30s & 40s of all faiths and backgrounds. We also introduced IMPACT. IMPACT is a community of young adults who share a commitment and passion for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and building a strong Jewish community with the Federation. IMPACT focuses on leadership training, volunteer and mentorship opportunities, and philanthropic projects. is year, IMPACT oered a wide variety of programming, including: the Jewish Leadership Training Institute, a leadership development program for emerging leaders; a Birthright Israel Beach Bash, bringing together 18 years of Birthright participants from the Tampa Bay area; Cocktails with IMPACT, an exclusive get-together for young adults to learn more about the Jewish Federation from passionate community leaders; Newcomers Nosh, an event to welcome newcomers to the Tampa area; and the annual Vodka Latke, with more than 150 singles and couples gathering on December 24th. We introduced many young adults to the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator through a bi-monthly initiative, Meeting of the Minds, to facilitate connections between young professionals and FIBAs cohort of entrepreneurs. More than 125 young professionals have joined the initiative and have attended these interactive discussions to meet, help open doors, mentor and support the Israeli entrepreneurs who are working to grow their businesses in the United States.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM HONOR ROLL $50,000 $99,999 Douglas & Maureen Cohn Glazer Family Foundation/ B ryan & Shanna Glazer Gary & Phyllis Gould Ellis & Veronika Norsoph Je & Sue Schoenbaum Jerey & Julie Seaman $25,000 $49,999 Harold Grinspoon Foundation Fred & Lynne Merriam David & Sara Scher William Stamps Farish Fund/ R ichard & Cornelia Corbett$18,000 $24,000 Steven Greenbaum & J udy Gensha Deborah Roth Arnie & Bev Tannenbaum$10,000 $17,999 Jerey Berger & Susan Kessler Nathaniel & Debbie Doliner Emanuel & Rina Donchin Gemunder Family Foundation/ D avid & Beth Gemunder Marie Hyman Michael & Janet Kass Blossom Leibowitz Martin & Barbara Port Richard Rappaport Mitchell & Susie Rice David & Ann Rosenbach John Hans Rosenberg En dowment Fund James & Amy Shimberg Foundation Steven & Rochelle Walk Carl & Paula Zielonka$5,000 $9,999 Anonymous Annette Bauman Monroe & Suzette Berkman Mitch & Sylvia Bernatsky Jarrod Bray & Jennifer Scher Irwin & Phyllis Browarsky Carole Cherry Richard & Francine Dobkin Jonathan & Isabel Ellis Daniel & Rachel Feinman Paul & Alissa Fischel Steven & Deborah Gitomer Bruce & Eileen Goldenberg Diane Goldfeder Stuart & Jerilyn Goldsmith Steven & Susan Haubenstock Shirleyann Haveson Fred & Debbie Homan Mark & Carol Jae Scott & Laureen Jae Annette Kaplan Barry & Joyce Karpay Bobbe Karpay Lion of Judah En dowment Fund Joel Karpay Joyce Hartman Karpay Barry & Lili Kaufmann Jason & Kathryn Kislak Jaime & Jane Kratz Stephen & Laura Kreitzer Dennis & Ellen Laer Reggie LeBlanc & Sa lly Benjamin Michael & Stacy Leeds Edward Leibowitz Jonathan & Karen Levy Robert & Lena Lewenson David & Nancy Linsky Merrill Marx Shari, Todd, Max & Sa m Mezrah Richard & Ellyne Myers Brian & Carlyn Neuman Jay & Lois Older Steven & Iris Pastor Joseph & Eliane Probasco RFLP Group, LLLP Michael Rosenbach & A lanna Drasin David & Francine Rosenberg Mark & Deborah Rosenthal Stanley & Alice Rosenthal Todd & Debbie Rosenthal Jack & Shana Ross Richard Rudolph Ronald & Ann Rudolph Walter Sanders Keith & Karen Schilit Betty Shalett Jim & Elizabeth Shimberg Scott & Heidi Shimberg Aaron & Cherie Silberman Bruce & Vikki Silverman Rena Singer Stanford & Sabrina Solomon Cindy Spahn Steven & Randie Specter Bernard & Sharon Stein Dan & Laurence Sultan Herbert & Joyce Swarzman Brian & Debbie Taub Joyce Whitman Tawil Gary & Lisa Teblum Irwin & Sharon Wallace Steven & Rande Weissman Gary & Roberta Zamore $1,000 $4,999 Rudolph & Melanie Acosta Philip Adler Terry (zl) & Leslie Aidman Jay & Gail Allison David Anton & B ecky Ferrell-Anton Jordan & Lindsay August James & Marcy Baker Leslie & Hope (zl) BarnettWe value all of our donors for their generosity and support. Our donors make it possible for us to deliver hope, dignity and comfort to millions of people i n Tampa, Israel and 70 countries around the world. Your generosity improves our world, one community, one family, one person at a time. Donors to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Donors to the Tampa Jewish Federation Annual Campaign$4,000,000 Bryan & Shanna Glazer Leader$1,000,000 $1,500,000 Golding-Scher Family Diane & Leon Mezrah Family (Di ane, Leon, Todd, Shari, L ee, M ax, Sam & Cole) e Vinik Family $250,000 $500,000 Clinical Research of West Florida/ A ydin & Barbara Keskiner/ F red & Lynne Merriam Rosenblatt-Linsky Family Je & Sue Schoenbaum Wuliger Family/ e Wuliger Foundation $100,000 $200,000 Anonymous Doug & Maureen Cohn Walter Kessler (zl) & Family David & Chrisi Laxer Lee & Ruth Levant Cli & Linda Levy David & Sara Scher Harvey & Cherie Schonbrun & J oyce H. Karpay $50,000 $99,999 Anonymous Law Oces of Jerey Berger, P.A. Gary Cohen & Patricia Rohlf, A ndrew & April Cohen, H arry Cohen and Frank & J ulie Cohen Creative Contractors, Inc. June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation Gary & Phyllis Gould Scott & Laureen Jae Joel & Rhoda (zl) Karpay Jason & Kat Kislak e Levy Family Karen, J onathan, Dori & Zachary Leibowitz Family Foundation David and Nancy Linsky Vicki Rabenou Jack Ross Hinks & Elaine Shimberg Family James & Amy Shimberg Charitable Trust Arnie & Bev Tannenbaum$25,000 $49,999 Philip Adler Leslie & Hope (zl) Barnett Jerey Berger & Susan Kessler Marc & Karen Blumenthal Martin & Janie Borell Irwin & Phyllis Browarsky Bruck Family Foundation, Inc./ C harles Bruck Bush Ross P.A. Jonathan & Isabel Ellis Florida Blue Foundation Jonathan & Jessica Forman Fleischman Garcia Architects Seth & Hannah Forman Frank & Jillian Glass Robert & Beth Kokol Stephen & Laura Kreitzer Michael & Stacy Leeds Stanley & Susan Levy Sam & Stacie Linsky Mark Miller & M ichele Fleeter-Miller Dan & Deb Ochstein Jay & Lois Older Louis Orlo Marty & Barbara Port Alan & Lori Rash Mitchell & Susie Rice David & Ann Rosenbach Todd & Debbie Rosenthal Alfred & Rose Schi Mark Sena & Linda Saul-Sena Stanford & Sabrina Solomon Tampa Bay Radiation On cology, PA Steven & Rochelle Walk $5,000 $24,999 Morton & Sara Richter Mark & Myra Wolfsonank you to all that have made the Bryan Glazer Family JCC a reality. Donors that have made a minimum gi of $25,000 to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Capital Campaign are recognized below, in addition to donors that have made donations (of varying monetary amounts) to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC during our 2018 campaign year*.* *


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM HONOR ROLLCraig Behrenfeld & L isa Rohatiner Mitchell & Karen Bentley Burton & Nina Bernstein Richard & Donna Birnholz Marc & Karen Blumenthal Brash Family En dowment Fund Brian Breeding David Bruck Ronald & Vanessa Cohn Jim & Karen Dawkins Richard & Sheila Eatro Mike & Beth Eisenfeld Robert & Janet Ettleman Harold & Carole Ewen Nathan Farb Robert & Marilyn Farber Dennis & Nadine Feldman Gary & Sandy Feuerstein Marianne Fisher Steven & Cheryl Fisher Florida Health Care News Seth & Hannah Forman Susan Forman Stuart Frank Curtis & Barbara Freedland Michael & Sandra Freedman Maurice (zl) & Barbara Garrett Allan & Barbara Goldman Bruce & Barbara Goldstein Kip & Brina Goulder Alyce Gross Ira & Susan Guttentag Morris Hanan Peter & Diane Jacobson Keith & Guenita Kanarek Carol Kershbaum Lawrence Kessler Warren & Nancy Kinsler Gary & Laura Kleinman Michael & Cynthia Korenvaes Karen Kuhn Susan Kuhn Leo Smith Endowment Fund Aaron Lever & J odi Sered-Lever Barry Levine & G ina DAngelo Jack & Eileen Levine Richard & Lynn Levine Cli & Linda Levy Mark & Ricki Lewis Richard & Nancy Lewis Steven & Carol Lieber Samuel & Stacie Linsky Fred & Roberta Lipschutz Sanford Mahr David & Libby Mallitz Abraham & Betsy Marcadis Jerome & Lou Ann Messerman Stephen & Michele Mester Mark Miller & M ichele Fleeter-Miller Jonathan Moonitz David Moore Alan & Ellen Nastir Burt & Mimi Osiason Carol Osiason William & Vicki PaulDonors to the Tampa Jewish Federation Annual Campaign David Pearlman & D eborah White Arthur Polin Robert & Nadine Pressner Ronald & Susan Pross Fred & Susan Rabow Saul & Lee Rachelson Elliot & Karen Reisman Ira & Ester Robbins Michael Robbins Judith Rosenkranz Frederick & M ary Rothenberg Steven & Erma Ruess Stephen & Amanda Sa Albert & Anita Saphier Harold Saul Alfred (zl) & Rose Schi Jerome Schine Brian & Sheila Shaw Maurice & Kailie Shaw Casey Shear James & Melinda Sheer Erin Sheidler Howard Siegel Arthur & Janet Simon Jerey & Carol Simon David & Bonnie Solomon Martin & Maxine Solomon Marvin & Karen Solomon Ross Specter Paul & Cindy Sper Jesse & Myrna Starr Phillip & Lisa Stein Richard & Leslie Stein Ralph & Marlene Steinberg Robert Tannenbaum Albert & Judy Tawil Marc & Sheryl Tindell omas & Jean Valenti Byron & Nancy Verkauf Sergio & Karen Waksman Alan & Missy Weiner Irving & Frances Weiner Samuel & Carol Weinstein Charles & Aida Weissman Otto & Elaine Weitzenkorn Mark & Myra Wolfson Tom & Donna Wood Mark & Lindsey Wright Jan Wuliger Robert & Alyson Zamore Lara Zielin $360 $999 Ryan & Lynda Barack Aaron & Pamela Behar Herbert & Gloria Berkowitz Alvin & Iris Bernstein Michael Bille & L ois Greenbaum Michael Bloom Robert & Nancy Bolt Leonard Buckner Milton & Erin Carp Jospeh & Patricia Chillura Gary Cohen & Patricia Rohlf Ellen Crystal Lee Damsker Barbara Eller Steven & Patricia Farber Larry & Phyllis Fishman Pat Frank Steve & Denise Freedman Tom & Susan Freeman Steve & Sandy Gersten Bruce & Sharon Gobio Morrie & Stacey Goldstein Richard & Virginia Gordimer Ephraim & Nancy Gra Georey Graham & A ndrea Simon Eric & Dana Gruman William & Eva Gruman Barbara Ingber Richard & Mary Kanter Richard & Elisa Katze Kenneth Lane Dennis & Francine LeVine Michael & Alicia LeVine Richard & Barbara Levine Warren & Brenda Mack Jerey & Roberta Malickson Ralph & Margot Marcadis Andrew Meyer Albert Miller Arthur & Rosalynne Miller Jerey & Nancy Miller Joel & Judith Mish Lloyd & Patti Morgenstern Jerry & Janice Nepon-Sixt Kenneth & Trudy Novak Marc & Robin Ostro Gabriel Pantol & R achel Burke Steven & Jackie Permuth William & Sheri Peterson Ariel & Lauren Prager Steve Present Lisa Robbins Jason & Hillary Rosenberg Michael & Judy Rothburd Robert & Peggy Rothman Steve & Deborah Rovner Edward & Kelly Rubin Daniel & Joan Rutenberg Steven & Laura Salzer Michael Schine Mark & Jessica Schneider David & Lori Schwartz Georgeann Schwartz Charles & Shelly Segal Michael & Nancy Shaw Harvey Stahl Jonathan & Martha Stein Michael & Miriam Steinberg Adrianne Sundheim Elliott Tepper Andrew & Gail Titen Betty Tribble Kenneth & Jennifer Turkel Herman Weinberg Diana Winoker Marilyn Wittner Harvey & Francine Wolfson Miriam Zack Miriam Zicht Brian & Martie Zuckerman $180 $359 Philip & Muriel Altus Dawn Armstrong Marvin Aronovitz Steven Atran Michael & Virginia Barnett Roy Beck & Ruth Hanno Wendy Belkin Gerard Benatar Mitchell & Lynne Billing Estelle Bodenstein Bonnie Bredt Brian & Elaine Broverman Lenny Calodney Richard Chapman Lance & Michelle Cherry Andrew & April Cohen Jack & Marcia Cohen Alan & Mura Cousin David & Sharon Cross Mike Deeson & L aurie Garrett Gabriel & Raquel DeMayo Leroy & Kay Doughty Yossie & Sulha Dubrowski Barry & Susan Dvorchik Susan Eckstein Rodolfo & Yvette Eichberg David & Erin Eichenbaum Deborah Eisenstadt Matthew & Carolyn Fink Jonathan & Jessica Forman Ilona Friedman Max & Isabel Gaber Michelle Gallagher Carol Gaynor Robert & Helene Geller Steven & Enid Gildar Georey & Amanda Gluck Jen Goldberg Rachel Golden Anthony & Marisse Goldman Mark & Elana Goldman David Goldschein Scott & Sue Goldsmith Myron & Marjorie Gra Rachel Grafman Scott Grebler Wayne & Deborah Greenberg Kathy Greif Rochelle Gross Todd Grubb & Arlene Newman Marvin Halem & Sylvia Richman Alvin & Terrill Hamero Jerey Hamero Joshua & Carrie Hearshen Mervin & Ronna Hellman Garson Herzfeld Ronald & Terry Hipps Richard & Bonnie Homan Sean Hopwood Martin & Sandra Hurwitz Ronald & Eleni Hyto Bruce & Claudia Kahan David Kalin Patty Kalish Joshua & Lisa Kantor Lori Karpay Karen Katims


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM HONOR ROLLWilliam & Liz Katz Benjamin & Ciara Kauman Stuart & Debbie Kaufman Shlomo & Sharlena Korman Ronald Lasday Daniel & Beth Levin Marc & Lisa LeVine Ronald Levy Andrew & Toni Lewis Ronald & Frankie Linsky Rebecca Long Jason Margolin & M indy Yergin Harold & Beverly Maurer Mark & Cindy Mellman Lance & Shelly Meyerson Greg Miller Richard & Tracey Miller Charlie Miranda Amanda Moonitz Allison Oakes Randy & Mary Osiason Edith Perez Jack & Linda Perman Kalman & Ethel Pila Lisa Resnick Linda Rice Wendy Rice David & Rudina Richter Ricardo & Marciela Rodriguez Allen Root Jack Rosenkranz Ed & Mindy Rosenthal Darren & Michelle Rothschild Lee Rubin & Joan Altshuler Roy & Melanie Sanders Robert & Amy Scherzer Ronald & Rita Schonwetter Daniel & Sydney Schwartz Matthew & Caroline Schwartz Michael Schwartz Larry & Esther Segall David Silverman Steven & Marilyn Silverman Ashley Simon Kathi Snyder-Ramirez Paul & Yvonne Sporn Arnold & Lillian Stark Tom Stanton Edward & Sherry Stein Michael Stein Evelyn Straus Morton & Elaine Stupp Wayne Tanner-Weinman Cameron & Judy Tebbi Michael & Tyrette Tebbi Luy Teitelroit John & Marguerite Timmel Tom Tippens Barry & Arline Verkauf Benjamin & Dottie Waksman Andrew & Alexandra Warren Lynn Wecker Susan Weiskopf Anthony & Nancy Weiss Lisa Weiss Tanner & Leah Whitmill Jody & Stephanie Wilner omas & Melody Wisdo e Sheldon & Kathi Wolf C haritable Fund Milton & Fannie Zamore David & Judy Zaritt Under $180 Terry Abrahams Allan & Ronna Fox P hilanthropic Fund Gail Allen Atilano & Diana Alonso Adam & Kellar Alpert Lewis & Phyllis Alpert Abby Altman John & Florence Antoine Richard & Judy Appelbaum Betty Arkin Marshall & Beth Arkin Barry & Maureen Aronson Lynda Arradondo L. Michael Ascho Doris Baer Gloria Barr Linda Barrett eodore & Elizabeth Bass Shirley Beller Howard & Stephanie Bergen Stuart Berger Charles & Harriet Berlin Robert Berlin Leonard Berman Robert Bern & Lea Merrill D avidson Bern Steven & Renee Bernstein Susan Bernstein Nathan Black Jacob & Sherry Blecher Joshua & Lindsay Bomstein Steven & Della Braverman Jerey & Pamela Brener Nancy Brereton Sig & Lorilie Brody Sharyn Brookins Allen & Diane Brown Peter & Mindy Nita Brudny Samuel Bulmash John & Merilyn Burke Sheldon Busansky Todd & Deborah Cagle Deborrah Cannizzaro Nace & Arlene Capeluto Roy Caron Matt & Yael Casselberry Marcia Champion Lewis Chazan Rosanne Clementi Alan & Lisa Cohen Cy & Teri Cohen Richard Cohen Susan Colton Bob & Janet Corin Elizabeth Corwin Shirlee Courtney Allen Craig Deborah Csere Sharon Dabrow Martin Dain Allan & Marilyn Daniels Jerey Davidson Madelyn Davidson Rachel Dawkins Helen Dayan Richard & Enid Dembo Jules & Renee Deutsch Barbara Diamond Pearl Dreier Edie Dressler Mendy & Dina Dubrowski Evan & Connie Duglin Susan Echelman Michael & Susan Edgerley Avi Elias Sam Eshelman Melvin & Marsha Fader Edward & Barbara Felder Marty & Dorit Feldman Stephen & Anna Feldman Scott & Leigh Feuer Beverly Fink Mark & Sheryl Finke Lloyd & Abrea Firestone Madeline Foust Joan Frankel Jack Franklin Stuart & Karen Frenchman David & Carol Friedman Robert & Catherine Friedman Steven & Lisa Friedman Bill & Marcy Fries Sheri Frogel Michael & Lorinda Gamson Dennis & Gayle Geagan Gideon & Lenore Gelbaum Suzanne Gellens Joe Gendelman Eve Gilbert e Glass Charitable Trust Harvey & Harriet Glass David & Susan Glickman David Gluck Herbert & Sharon Gold Parker & Jenifer Gold Judith Goldberg Donald (zl) & Geraldine Golden Betty Goldenberg Boris & Maya Goldgof Ann Goldman Eric & Erni (zl) Goldstein Linda Goldstein Sandra Goldstein Sid Goldstein Jodie Goldstein Leeds Cynthia Goldstein-Hart Rose Helena Goldwitz David & Leslee Gollins David Goodman David & Darlene Goodman Robert & Doris Goren Maxine Gourse Joan Green Martin & Judith Greengrass Ida Grimm Georey Gross & E laine McGuire-Gross Lee & Shelly Grossbard Cathy Grossman Paul & Rochelle Grossman Emily Gurtman Martin Gutkin Todd & Carol Haber Joshua Halpern & Adele Yunger Jon & Cynthia Harmon Henry & Yael Hateld Steve & Jill Hekkanen Judith Heller Lynn Heller Matthew Heller Allison Herman Larry & Marsha Herman Solomon & Rosalie Hersh Andrew & Tricia Hirsch Steve & Jeannette Hirschkowitz Hubert Homan Richard & Susan Homan Marcia Hoppenstein Dorothy Horning Rhea Hurwitz Adam Hymowitz Sara Ingber Ann Izmirlian Cynthia Jackson Ronald & Laurin Jacobson Naomi Jae Arthur & Rhoda Kaiser Steven & Dana Kanfer Anne Kantor Steven & Andi Kapplin David & Marisa Karp Robert & Mariela Karp Inna Katz Michael Katz Scott & Robin Katz Je Katzman Georges & Patricia Kaufman Peter & Laura Kaufmann Alan & Jeanette Kauf-Stern Rod Keskiner Byron Kolitz & Starr Silver Betty Kopelman Andres Kornworcel & A riana Ale Joan Kramer Jay & Linda Krasne Jason Kreitzer Bruce Krentzman Je & Jamie Krischer Ellen Kurland Andrew & Joan Landwehr Sarah Lane Charlotte Lash Esther Latnik William & Iris Lazarus Mark Leowitz Joseph & Marilyn Lehman Mark & Elizabeth Leib Larry & Susan Leibowitz J. Leonard Levy Arlene Lewis Emile & Claude Lewkowiez Loni Lindsay Sharlene Lindsey Elaine Linsky Alice Llano Gerald & Joy Lolli Tom & Julia Loncar Marvin Lutzker Tracy & Eric Lynn Michael & Sue Maguire Nina Malinak Steven & Lauren Mandel Debra Manley Jerey & Judy Marcus James & Susan Marenus Stuart & Lori Markman Howard & Carla Markowitz Barbara Marks Stuart & Joann Marofsky Alan Mazur Arthur Meier


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM Marc & Joan Wadler Carol Wagner Rena Waks (zl) Albert & Susan Waksman Brian Waksman Keith Walder David & Debbie Waldman Amy Wasser Larry & Janet Wasserberger Alan & Barbara Wax Richard & Rebecca Weinberg Ronald & Deana Weinberg Don & Leigh Ann Weinbren Daniel & Andrea Weisberg Mark Weissman Norma Wells Charles & Faye Williams Glenn & Anne Winograd Jason & Renee Winoker James & Bonnie Wise Fred Wittner Bernice Wolf Alison Work Stanley & Cynthia Wright Steven & Mildred Wurman Lewis & Cathy Yurdin Joseph & Sandra Zeligman Sam & Sandra Zians Jack Zichlin Bruce Zimmerman Les & Leni Zorn Ellen Zusman Anonymous Wayne Amchin Doug & Maureen Cohn Richard & Cornelia Corbett Gary & Phyllis Gould Joyce Hartman Karpay Reggie LeBlanc & Sa lly Benjamin Leonard & Helene Marks David & Nancy Resnick RFLP Group, LLLP Mitchell & Susie Rice Schoenbaum Family Foundation Bernard & Sharon Stein Steven & Rochelle Walk Stephen ZimmermanHONOR ROLLBenjamin & Bonnie Miele Charles Miller Tony & Cindy Minetti Bradley Minnen & Bonnie Saks Donovan & Michele Moretti Edith Moskowitz Sylvia Moss Marilyn Myerson Morton Naiman Prakash Nair & Jody Sampson Anatoly & Marcia Narod Marcia Naroditsky Rod & Jill Neuman Matthew & Gwendolyn Nieho Moshe & Michal Nizan Guy Norsworthy Stuart & Cindy Novick Laurie Noyes Hank & Sandy OBrien Daniel & Phoebe Ochman Russell & Maxine Oenbach Darryl Ogle Jessica Older Ron Parker Polly Pasch Liliya Passman Steven & Michelle Passon James & Elaine Payne Paula Pennington Joseph & Linda Perrotta David & Mary Persky Seth & Alex Pevnick Kresla Pila Moritz & Elizabeth Pila Loren & Alyssa Pincus Gerald Pliner Judith Pliner Marc & Bonnie Pomerantz Melvin & Gail Pozin Rochelle Pozin Jerey Puretz & E llen Kopel-Puretz Lion of Judah Pomegranate Morasha Endowment Deceased zl Max & Dora Rattes Sharon Ravner Howard & Doris Raymond Donna Reagan Jacob & Marcia Reiber Alex Reibman John & Sheila Rementer James & Cheryl Renner Jared & Jessica Resnick David & Teddi Robbins Sandra Robinson Gordon & Laura Rode Donald Roetter David Rosen Arthur & Terry Rosenblatt Barbara Rosenthal Lynn Rosenthal Susan Rosetti Carol Roth Phyllis Roth Mendel Rubashkin Jesse Rubin Lori Rubin Marcia Rubin Edward Rudd & S heila Solomon Rudd Jack & Rochelle Rudowsky Terry & Linda Salin Jon Sandow Alan & Stephanie Saunders Howard & Sandra Saviet Leslie Scharf & Connie Manseld Ron & Cindy Schi Beth Schlossberg Mark & Linda Schocken Adrian & Pattie Schreiber Carla Schumann Michael Schwartz William Schwarz Charyn Selig Dale Sena Roslyn Shapiro Nathan & Enid Sharf Jerey & Kelly Shear Audrey Shine Talia Shuman Eddie Siegel & Rose Rosen R. Lawrence & Tracey Siegel Audrey Silver Bernard & Carol Silver Allison Singer David Singer Jerrold Slutzky Ira & Sandra Smith Karla Smith Steven Sokol Edwin Solomon Lauryn Solomon Mical Solomon & K arla Edelson-Solomon Jack Somerstein Charles Spellman Anita Steinfeld Joseph & Jan Steinman Arlene Stern Boris & Margery (zl) Stern Michael & Beverly Stevens Robert & Carol Stoller Marjorie Strathman Leah Sudano Sam & Joanne Sudman Tampa Jewish Community Centers & F ederation Endowment Joy Tapper Carol Tarica Ted & Roberta Taub Bulent Tavlan Ray orn & Amy Solomon Lee & Valerie Tobin Melvyn & Elizabeth Tockman Sylvia Tripodi Toby Turner Brittany Vanacore Alexander Vinokurov Corporate Sponsors$10,000 $55,000 Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. Cherry Bekaert LLP ConnectWise Herman Forbes Charitable Trust Nielsen PNC Bank Rooms To Go Foundation, Inc. StemRad Tampa Bay Times e Bank of Tampa Valley National Bank Vinik Family Foundation $5,000 $9,999 BankUnited BB&T Branch Banking a nd Trust Bush Ross, P.A. Ferman Motor Car Company Gemunder Family Foundation Kuhn Automotive Group Frederick and Lynne Merriam Reeves Import Motorcars RFLP Group, LLLP David & Sara Scher Harvey & Cherie Schonbrun Sharp Electronics Corporation Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP Tampa Bay Trane TECO Energy TTS Outdoors Landscaping a nd Irrigation United Janitorial Solutions Inc. $2,500 $4,999 Air Animal, Inc. Akerman LLP Constangy, Brooks, Smith & P rophete, LLP Exos Community Services Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, P.A. Metzler Advisory LLC Mark & Michele Miller Mitchell & Susie Rice Synovus Tampa General Hospital TriNet Steven and Lisa Zaritsky $1,000 $2,499 Wayne Amchin Amscot Nikki Cooper Emanuel & Rina Donchin Stewart & Etta Donnell Federation of Jewish Mens Club Flo rida Region Phyllis & Gary Gould Harry & Jeanette Weinberg V illage Assisted Living Residences it SUPPORT GUYS Steven & Carol Lieber Richard & Barbara Manners Shari & Todd Mezrah Georey Simon & Andrea Graham Sykes Enterprises Inc. Tampa Bay Radiation On cology, PA e Manny and Ruthy C ohen Fund Tucker/Halle Tampa JCCs and Federation is immensely grateful for the support of all 2017-2018 corporate and community partners. ose recognized below have made a minimum sponsorship of $1,000.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM JCC Preschoolse Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation Preschool provides the rst steps into Jewish learning and community-building for many young families. At both the north and south locations, the Tampa JCC Preschool had another successful year, continuing a tradition of excellence highlighted by innovative programming. Both preschool branches are recognized nationally (NAC accreditation) and locally (Quality Counts for Kids). e JCC Preschool welcomed approximately 350 children in 2017-2018. is year, we opened an infant room at the JCC Preschool North Branch. We quickly lled the class and now have infants on a wait list. Problem-solving and inquiry are the cornerstone of the Tampa JCC Preschool curriculum. ere is a balance between individualized attention and learning cooperatively within a community. Children explore early literacy, math, social studies, science and ne arts in ways that are meaningful to them so that they can make connections to the world around them and form deeper understandings of concepts and relationships. Learning opportunities surround the children, from the intentional design of the classroom to the activities explored on the playground. Children learn values and character development through a Jewish lens, while embracing and welcoming the diversity of our community. Families are invited to attend our Shabbat and other holiday celebrations; this school-to-home connection is a powerful component of our preschool. In addition to the strong academic foundation, the JCC Preschool is a warm, nurturing, supportive community. From the caring, dedicated teachers to the amazing, active parents, the JCC Preschool is a welcoming place for all families. The JCC Preschool is the place to be for a great early childhood education, Jewish learning, and long-lasting relationships.Camp JCamp J at the BGFJCC added an entering K 1 grade camp, Ke, to the multitude of incredible specialty camps this summer. In Ke, campers enjoy specials throughout the week including music with our Israeli Schlichim, art and movement. Ke campers enjoy an instructional swim block as well as a free swim period each morning. We averaged 60 campers per week this summer, a 60% increase over last summer. We also added a tenth week of camp for non-public school children to accommodate their need for an extended summer experience.In 2018, Camp J welcomed 346 campers and CITs over nine weeks for an unrivaled day camp experience on our beautiful 30+ acre campus. is summer was lled with new encounters and adventures. Camp J added Rishon to big camp. Children entering kindergarten were able to be part of an authentic camp day experience within the safety of a nurturing group of their own. Eleven acres on the north side of the main campus was transformed into an amazing grass area where campers had the opportunity to participate in a variety of team building activities such as croquet, horse shoes and badminton for a traditional camp connection. Our lake front now has a beach entrance for boating experiences and a shaded pavilion to enjoy our nature and music activities. Each day campers enjoyed daily morning ag ceremonies with the Israeli and American ags, rock climbing, zip line, swimming, archery, arts & cras, as well as playing Gaga (the Israeli version of dodge ball). Each week campers participated in activities that incorporated nine dierent values such as ruach (spirit), kaliah (community) and kavod (respect). In addition to numerous eld trips, campers in grades 3-8 participated in overnights at the JCC, while 1st and 2nd graders stayed for undernights, extending their day until aer dark. NEW this summer! We had a combined orientation for all sta at both camps. Sta from both BGFJCC and the Cohn Campus came together for an intense orientation where the counselors learned all about Camp J and bonded with each other throughout the training. All our counselors consistently create a welcoming environment for all campers each and every day. Camp J campers enjoyed daily swimming, specialty activities and their free time in J Lo playing games. Our goal is for every child to have a meaningful experience at Camp J. Club J Afternoon Enrichment ProgramOur 2017-18 Club J aer school program welcomed 44 children, grades K-5, to the JCC on the Cohn Campus. e program sta picked up the children at eight school locations throughout Hillsborough County and transported them to the Cohn Campus for aerschool programming. eir time included homework, study time, dance, soccer, yoga, art, engineering, football, culinary creations, Shabbat, holiday celebrations and much more. e program also included family participation in various events such as parent vs. children kickball games and a tness challenge. e year culminated with an awards assembly and talent show. PJ Libraryrough the generosity of our continued partnership with PNC Bank and the ongoing support from the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Tampa JCCs have participated in the nationally recognized and award winning program, PJ Library. PJ Library provides a free book or CD that is mailed monthly to families with children ages six months through eight years. Learning programs include story time with PJ books, music and activities highlighting Jewish values that include unconditional love, comfort and the expression of gratitude. is past year the program enrolled and renewed over 100 children and serves 752 children in the Tampa area. Due to an over 50% enrollment increase in the last two years, we have nearly doubled our program opportunities for the community. In addition to holding monthly programs, PJ Playdates now attract 30-40 PJ families at each gathering. e most memorable events of the season were the Hanukkah Hop, Challah Twisting and PJ Library Loves Disco! e signature event of the year, the family LEGO Build, had over 100 people that came together to build the city of Jerusalem out of LEGO blocks, including the Kotel, Davids Tower, the gates going into the Old City and 80 buildings all in a 400 square foot model in the gymnasium at Bryan Glazer Family JCC.PJ Our WayPJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library, for kids ages nine to 11. is program is also oered by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is supported by the Tampa JCCs and Federation. Rather than receiving a specic book in the mail, children enrolled in PJ Our Way can go online every month and select the book they want to receive. ere is also an interactive element to the program and kids may share feedback by taking polls, participating in quizzes, partake in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts. With an enrollment of over 175 children and tweens, the program is rapidly expanding and seeks to engage new families in the coming year.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM TeensBBYO is a teen-led program, supervised by the Teen & Youth Department of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, that is reaching Jewish teens in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakeland and everywhere in between. BBYO has ocially received a charter for the BBG (girls) chapter in Tampa and the AZA (boys) chapter should receive their charter in the Fall of 2018. e Tampa chapters are oering Judaic, social, athletic and other educational programs for Jewish teens in the area. We look forward to the continued growth of our Tampa BBYO program. e JCC Maccabi Games will now be an integral part of our teen programming at the Tampa JCCs. Jewish teens ages 13-16 have the opportunity to participate in an Olympic-style sporting competition held every summer with over 750 Jewish athletes from around the nation and the world. We are thrilled to have eight athletes representing us at the games in August in California.Health & Wellness e Tampa JCCs continue to expand upon its extensive health and tness oerings. Members, ranging from toddlers and infants to active older adults, participate in a variety of wellness programming daily. Group exercise at both locations continue to greatly inuence usage, with over 80 classes at the BGFJCC and almost 30 at the Cohn Campus. Adult basketball leagues have expanded, adding a 40+ league with almost 120 participants this year. e Mezrah Family Aquatic Center has continued to expand their oerings with new programs such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Youth Triathlon Club in-addition to tripling attendance in Developmental Swim Team. Yoga & Brunch has become a staple at the JCC on the Cohn Campus. Members continue to enjoy the community atmosphere and personal touch they receive with all tness oerings, from personal training and Pilates Reformer to childcare and massage therapy. Bryan Glazer Family JCC Event Centere Event Center continues to be one of the premier venues in Tampa. is year our venue hosted over 215 non-JCC events including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, multi-day corporate conferences, sporting events, and nonprot galas. Several of the nonprot fundraisers we hosted raised more money this year than any other year in their history. We are proud to be part of their success. e Sales and Event Coordination team are dedicated to booking and carrying out our wonderful events. We love seeing our many repeat clients! Our kitchen works hard to deliver delicious food and takes pride in creating custom menus for our clients. As an organization we are committed to providing programs to our members and their guests, and as a result we use the event center and surrounding spaces an average of ten times per week. From ladies playing Mah Jongg to Movie Night to PJ Library events, people of all ages are at BGFJCC on a daily basis.Active Adultsis past year we introduced two new programs that have blossomed into vibrant hubs of involvement with the JCC for dozens of members of the community. Active Adults Mens Club e Active Adults Mens Club began as a request from a few JCC members to provide an opportunity for men to get together and socialize. It has grown into an energetic group with over 40 men gathering twice a month to socialize and have a good time. In addition to the meetings, which oen include a guest speaker, the group also explored outside activities such as trips to the Rays baseball games, touring the Holocaust Museum and volunteering on Earth Day at EcoFest. JCC Plugged-In JCC Plugged-In tech meet-up is a setting where active adults can bring questions about their tech devices and applications that they wish to learn more about from tech-savvy professionals. JCC Plugged-In has oered a series of successful workshops, thanks to a group of young tech professionals who generously Tampa JCC Golf Tournament e Tampa JCCs held its 7th annual golf tournament presented by TTS Outdoors Landscaping and Irrigation at the West Chase Golf Club. A shot gun start led 52 golfers o to a wonderful day on the greens. A Bloody Mary continental breakfast and buet dinner were provided by Weinberg Village Assisted Living Catering. Our rst place tournament winners were Robert Hopper, Michael DeSeta, Gary Jeers and Tom Conley with an incredible score of 57. All players enjoyed a wonderful day of golf and many went home with great rae items!12th Annual Softball Tournament More than 200 people from across Tampa Bay formed eight community soball teams to compete at our 12th annual JCCs soball tournament. Teams included the Hebrew Hammers to the Beth Am Swinging Stars of David. Everyone enjoyed a good-spirited day of play at the Ed Radice Complex. Aer a very exciting playo game, the Edwin Taylor Corporation team took home the rst-prize trophy and the JCC Team (Tampa JCC Sluggers) came in second place. volunteer their time and expertise. Along with the new programs, we continued to grow our existing program oerings. Including the Rabbis Lunch & Learn series, Arts About Town excursions (with trips to the Straz Center, the Holocaust Museum, Nielsen Media Center, Johns Pass Dolphin Adventure), Movie Matinees and History Lecture series. Other oerings that the community continues to enjoy include the Phyllis Borell Jetsetters Program, News Talk, Bridge, Mah Jongg, Crochet and Biblical Literature. We have also continued our strong partnership with the USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Continuing Education. Parkinsons Wellness Initiative is past year, the number of participants in the Parkinsons Wellness Initiative grew by over 50%. e Wellness Initiative is a partnership between the Tampa JCCs and the University of South Florida Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center. is program is designed to oer hope, build community and expand opportunities to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinsons disease and their families. e program includes group exercise classes, Tai Chi, Stretch and Strengthen, Water and Movement, Nia, and Cycling, all of which are designed specically for people aected by Parkinsons and are led by experienced, Parkinsons trained sta. Rock Steady Boxing was also added this year, which is a non-contact boxing program that can reduce symptoms and help people feel and function better. e program also oers a patient support group and a caregiver support group, both of which are led by a licensed social worker. In addition to daily programs, there are quarterly Lunch & Learns as well as an end-of-year Community Educational Event. is year we hosted a Poolside Mixer, to the delight of all those who attended. Over 50 people had a chance to relax at the Mezrah Family Aquatic Center while socializing and learning about the variety of resources available at the Tampa JCCs.


TAMPA JCCs & FEDERATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18 WWW.JEWISHTAMPA.COM WWW.JCCCOHNCAMPUS.COM WWW.BRYANGLAZERFAMILYJCC.COM The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festivale Tampa JCCs & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties were thrilled to announce that the 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival (TBJFF) was featured as a partner with the Suncoast Federal Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF). e inaugural partnership brought the broader community together as a showcase for feature lms and documentaries from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. is years festival included events paired with many of the lms to create an enhanced experience, inspire dialog and provide meaningful moments of community engagement. TBJFF opened with the award winning lm, BYE BYE GERMANY. is lm was screened across US and internationally in over 50 lm festivals and Tampa with a packed house of nearly 400 guests. Other lms featured in the program packed festival included: HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD, LONGING, SAMMY DAVIS JR.: IVE GOTTA BE ME, THE LAST SUIT, BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, AND THEN SHE ARRIVED, THE CAKEMAKER, BUDAPEST NOIR THE TESTAMENT, IN BETWEEN, AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY, SCANDAL IN IVANSK, DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS, ITZHAK, e SIGNATURE FAMILY & COMMUNITY FESTIVAL EVENT HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL. e festival nished up with award winning documentary and committee choice award recipient; THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER. e closing night program was in partnership with the Florida Holocaust Museum. Many of the lms sold out this year. e increased moviegoers this 22nd season was due in part to the powerful marketing message about the collaboration between TBJFF and GIFF. Over 2300 tickets were purchased during the one-week festival, including events and talent/director talkbacks that were lled with in-depth conversation.Cultural Arts Programse Cultural Arts Division rolled out a plethora of classes, workshops and entertaining experiences for the community and members to engage in. Programs included: Culinary Experience Cooking with Chef Jim was a sold out crowd pleaser. Adult Acting and Improvisation classes were fun and lled with creators. ENCORE Movie Nights allowed members to see what they possibly missed at the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. Readers eater and the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Book Club had guests thinking way out of the box. Classes are open to the community and to members of the JCCs at a discounted rate. Israel Independence Day Community FestivalApproximately 600 people attended this years annual Israel Independence Day celebration at the JCC on the Cohn Campus. Tampas celebration theme Israel @70 oered activities over the seven days leading up to the celebration. We showcased a multitude of experiences that included: Israeli food, a SKYPE session with award winning Israeli Randy Susan Meyers and Israeli music that played all aernoon spun by DJ John Wendleken. Attendees also had the opportunity to watch a Film Festival movie, Israeli Cuisine, create Israeli cras, enjoy carnival rides, an Israeli wine tasting and bounce the aernoon away. Jewish Festival of Books and Conversationse Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation, in partnership with e Gemunder Family Foundation, celebrated its annual Jewish Book Festival in the fall of 2017 with a series of community events designed to inspire and intrigue. Over 500 guests enjoyed the festival, which ran for one week. e Tampa JCCs and Federation is a member of the National Jewish Book Council, connecting our community with hundreds of Jewish authors who write on topics ranging from parenting to politics. Tampas Festival of Jewish Books & Conversations opened with an evening featuring author Stephen Tobolowsky, My Adventures With God A quintessential character actor, Tobolowsky has appeared in over 100 movies and 200 TV shows, including unforgettable roles in Mississippi Burning, Groundhog Day and Glee He turned the lens on himself when he debuted a serial podcast of personal stories, e Tobolowsky Files, which became a cult phenomenon. e festival continued on featuring the following guest Authors: Stephanie Arnold, 37 Seconds, Dying Revealed Heavens Help, A Mothers Journey Iris Ruth Pastor, Tales of a Bulimic Babe Simple Wisdom to Live the Life You Crave Peter Gethers, My Mothers Kitchen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life Scott Wachtler, True Crime Experience Donnie Kanter Winokur, Chancer: How One Good Boy Saved Another A Memoir of Family, Hope and a Service Dog Author Bill Sefekar, American Dreamer: A Look Into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby Glenn Frankel, High Noon, e Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of An American Classic e Jewish Book Festival continued its Books & Conversations with a series of book discussion/wine-tasting Sip & Skype programs in 2018. Lauren Belfer, And Aer the Fire Pam Jeno, e Orphans Tale Anita Mishook, Helen Randy Susan Meyers, e Widow of Wall StreetHolocaust Education For Schoolse Holocaust Education for Schools (HEFS) program was brought to community schools. Students at these schools embarked on an engaging and memorable in-school eld trip to learn about the Holocaust, and hear a personal Holocaust survivor story from guest speaker and educator, Etta Donnell. During the program, Etta told stories, shared photographs, and posed questions that helped the students relate to her experiences while driving home important points about our history. Aer the presentation, students had opportunities to ask questions directed to the guest speaker. At one of these schools, the teacher who organized the presentation shared her gratitude: e students loved her presentation, and it was very meaningful to many of them. e timing, in the middle of our Anne Frank unit, was very powerful for them, and any year she would like to return, we would love to have her.