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Judy Cohn Park to add spot of beauty to Campus

A garden in the new park is named in memory of Jack Roth. A garden in the new park is named in memory of Jack Roth. The Doug and Maureen Cohn Jewish Community Campus will present its newest gem, the Judy Cohn Park, after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Campus on Sunday, Sept. 10 at noon.

Free activities for children and families will follow until 2 p.m.

The new park is named in memory of Doug Cohn’s sister with funds bequeathed by Judy Cohn, an educator in the Los Angeles area who died in 2015.

Within the park is the Jack Roth Garden, donated by Deborah Roth in memory of her husband Jack.

Thanks to their generosity and that of others, the front entrance to the JCC’s main building has been converted into a pretty plaza for all who reside on campus or visit it to enjoy.

Outdoor furnishings and a water feature will be added to the park in the coming months.

“We invite the entire community to attend the event to celebrate and enjoy this beautiful addition to our campus,” said Alissa Fischel, the Tampa JCCs and Federation’s chief development officer.

The late Judy Cohn, for whom the new park at the Campus is named, with her brother, Doug Cohn The late Judy Cohn, for whom the new park at the Campus is named, with her brother, Doug Cohn “We are exceptionally grateful for the generosity of Judy Cohn (z”l) and Deborah Roth and the tireless efforts of Maureen Cohn, Sharon Stein, Ted Kempton of Hardeman Kempton, Will Womack of Tampa Bay Landscaping, Paul Letourneau of Top Deck and others, for making the park a reality,” Fischel said.

The day’s festivities will feature family-friendly activities such as the Great Rosh Hashanah Train Ride and a PJ Library story, Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride. In addition, there will be holiday craft stations and a bounce house.

For more information about the park ribbon cutting, contact Alissa Fischel at (813) 769-4726 or To learn more about the other activities, contact Brandy Gold at (813) 769-4725 or

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