Click here for PDF Edition

2018-12-14 digital edition
TODAY in the Jewish World:

Click on logo for link:

Click on logo for link:

The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively. Copyright © 2009-2019 The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc., All Rights Reserved. 


December 14, 2018  RSS feed

Text: T T T

Cong. Schaarai Zedek

New Shabbat offerings: Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 5, the clergy staff will begin a “Shabbat for the Body, Mind, Soul, & Stomach” program to offer a new way to make Shabbat morning a part of your week. Feel free to join in one, two, or all three parts of the morning as congregants gather at 8 a.m. on Bayshore Boulevard at Bay to Bay Boulevard as a clergy member leads brief morning prayers or shares a word of Torah. Then join others or proceed on your own to walk, run, or bike at your own pace. At 9:15 a.m. there will be a discussion of the week’s Torah portion. At 10:30 a.m. a casual, “come as you are” Shabbat morning service is planned. Bagels will be provided, and people are welcome to eat during the service. This is for all ages – singles, couples and families. RSVP online or call the temple at (813) 876-2377.

Snow Day: Families with children up to age 5, as well as siblings of all ages, are invited to participate in a Tot Shabbat and Havdalah on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 3:30-5 p.m. This is the synagogue’s annual Winter Wonderland event in which children are invited to play in the “snow.” The event includes a dessert truck, juice and pizza. RSVP online at or call (813) 876-2377.

Sisterhood Book Club: This group will meet on Monday, Jan. 14 at noon to discuss The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. RSVP to the temple.

Senior luncheon: Guest cantorial soloist Joy Katzen-Guthrie will present “Jewish Composers from Broadway” at the senior luncheon on Thursday, Jan, 17 at 11:15 a.m. Katzen-Guthrie will talk about the unique role Jewish composers and lyricists played in the creation of the modern American musical. She will infuse her discussion with songs. In addition, the preschool singers will perform. There is no charge but reservations are needed. RSVP online at or call the temple at (813) 876-2377 or email

Tot Shabbat: Families with children age 5 and younger are incited to participate in an interactive Shabbat experience on Friday, Jan, 18 at 5:30 p.m. The kids will learn Shabbat rituals and prayers, light candles, sing the kiddush with grape juice and bless the challah. After the service, enjoy a free Shabbat dinner together with other families. This Tot Shabbat service is also fun for older siblings and grandparents. Invite unaffiliated friends to join as well. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 17 at RSVP or call (813) 873-2377.

Save the date: The Brotherhood invites all to attend the annual Steve Marx Speaker Series on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and a businessman engaged in a massive redevelopment of the Water Street/Channelside area of downtown Tampa.

For more information, email Steve Gersten, Brotherhood president at

“Nu” Frontiers: This group, for those 50ish and beyond, will meet for a Chinese dinner on Monday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Hao Wah Chinese Restaurant, 1713 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. The group will have its own seating at the restaurant. This is a Dutch treat event with the cost of the buffet dinner set at $10.99. For more information, contact Rabbi Richard Birnholz at (813) 205-3184 or RSVP online at or contact the temple at (813) 876-2377.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Click ads below for larger version