Jewish Press of Tampa

Cong. Beth Am

Chai Rollers: Join in an evening of casino games, food, drink and a silent auction when Congregation Beth Am holds its Chai Roller gala event on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the synagogue. The event, the congregation’s major fundraiser of the year, is open to those 18 or older in the Tampa Bay Jewish community with a $36 cover charge that includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and complimentary adult libations, as well as soft drinks and water. No money will be won at the event. It is all for fun and bragging rights.

Bid on experiences and items in a (virtual) silent auction that is already open. All bidding and payments can be completed online. Items up for auction include a Lebron James signed MVP/ Playoff basketball, Chris Godwin signed football, Andrei Vasilevskiy autographed Lightning puck, and a variety of jewelry, artwork and crystal. Other items include a chartered fishing trip, and tickets to Disneyworld or Rays games. Visit for more information on the prizes, as well as a link to purchase tickets. Childcare is available. Folks can wear what they want to this event, though it is suggested this may be a good time to dust off those tuxes and gowns

Adult trope class: Join Cantor Tanya Greenblatt and her adult Trope class on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. A new session began on March 24, but folks can still join in. This class is open to anyone above the age of bar or bat mitzvah who can read Hebrew. Those who know how to sound out words have the prerequisite skills to join.

For more information, or to be added to the class e-mail list, email Cantor Greenblatt at or text her at (914) 500-5230.

Torah study: Each Wednesday at 4 p.m. Rabbi Jason Rosenberg offers a Torah study session. Email for more information.

Meditation with rabbi: Each Saturday at 8:30 a.m. – except when there is a b’nai mitzvah – Rabbi Jason Rosenberg will lead a 30-minute session in meditation via Zoom. This is a way to prepare for Shabbat services, starting at 9 a.m. on Zoom.

No stress: A mindfulness stress reduction session with Rich Cohen is offered in person or via Zoom on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Tune into present moment awareness and learn techniques with potential to reduce stress, anxiety, and even some pain.

For Zoom information, contact Beth Am at (813) 968-8511 or visit the website, Chabad of Tampa Bay

Day camp: Camp Gan Israel Tampa Bay is returning this summer, offering a day camp experience for children ages 6 through 12 from July 5-28. It is open to kids from throughout the Bay area and will meet at Chabad Lubavitch of Tampa Bay, 14908 Pennington Road, Tampa. A simultaneous Hebrew Academy summer program for children ages 6 months to 5 years will be offered at the same campus and there will be some joint group activities and • CONTINUED from PREVIOUS PAGE trips. The camp aims to help children develop and strengthen their Jewish identity through activities, including field trips and engaging in numerous crafts, as well as games, song, laughter, and camp spirit.

The cost is $175 per week or $625 for the full weeks, with a discount for first-time campers. Limited scholarships are also available, as are extended care options for mornings before camp begins or afternoons after camp ends. For more information, visit

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