Jewish Press of Tampa

Taste Jewish culture at the Multicultural Cafe

Participants learn a Greek dance at a previous Multicultural Cafe program.

Participants learn a Greek dance at a previous Multicultural Cafe program.

Hear from local Jewish leaders, dine of Jewish food and explore Jewish culture on Wednesday, May 26 at 5 p.m.

Do all this and more when the Tampa JCCs and Federation presents its next Tampa Multicultural Café: A Taste of Jewish Culture.

This is the fifth installment of the series, which previously featured tastes of Italy, Cuba, Greece and India.

Folks don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the Taste of Jewish Culture. Master of Ceremonies Rabbi Michael Weiss, of Congregation Schaarai Zedek, will take participants through a sampling of Jewish community, tradition, history, food and music; Bonnie Wise, Hillsborough County Administrator and Jewish community leader, will describe the passion for civic and community service and Jo-El’s Kosher Deli, Market & Café owners Joel and Ellen Goetz will whet appetites with food talk and tasty morsels.

“Sunday Simcha” radio show hosts Joy Katzen-Guthrie and Rande Friedman will share musical notes and the Jewish influence on American music and University of South Florida’s Amanda Boczar and Andy Huse of USF Special Collections will share information from the 1992 MOSAIC exhibit, which showcased the economic, civic and educational contributions by Jewish peoples to the state of Florida since 1763 (MOSAIC is the core exhibit of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in Miami Beach).

The event will be held in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center and University of South Florida Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. in Tampa.

The cost is $15 for JCC members and $20 for guests and advance registration is required. Register online at www.BryanGlazerFamilyJCC. com/ActiveAdults, call Pnina Levermore at (813) 291- 2253 or email

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