Chabad of Brandon/ Jewish Discovery Center

Prayer class: Prayer – the service of the heart – is an essential way to express one’s love of G-d. Discover the origin of the prayers, their structure, significance and deeper meaning at classes on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Chabad Jewish Discovery Center.

Jews not moved by Obama’s latest wooing, poll suggests

WASHINGTON – It’s early days for the White House’s latest charm offensive among American Jews, but a new poll suggests that the wooing effort is having little effect. The poll, published Wednesday, June 10, by J Street, a liberal pro- Israel group that generally backs President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies, shows Obama stuck at the same mid-50s approval ratings […]

Religious Directory

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYReformBETH ISRAEL/ JEWISH CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY CENTER — 1115 East DelWebb Blvd., Sun City Center • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5203, Sun CityCenter, 33571 • Rabbi Carla Freedman • Shabbat Services: Friday 7:30p.m. • Telephone: 633-2548 or 634-2590 • Web address: www.jcscc.org.• Affiliated with Union for Reform JudaismCongregation BETH AM — 2030 W. Fletcher Ave, Tampa 33612 […]

Young Israel of Tampa

Torah study: Delve into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Uriel Rivkin and Oren Shahar on Mondays at 6 p.m. For more information, call (813) 832-3018.

Cong. Beth Israel Sun City Center

Fundraiser: Volunteers are sought for a congregation fundraiser to be held on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. There will be entertainment by vocalist, musician and entertainer Craig Singleton, who will perform music from the Roaring ’20s to today’s biggest hits. He has opened for James Brown and the Four Tops and […]

Cong. Bais Menachem Chabad

Practical Kabbalah: Enrich the soul and mind with a touch of Kabbalah. Learn practical spirituality for everyday life. Weekly classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. For more information, call (813) 966-8770. Parsha class: Join a weekly discussion of the Torah portion on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., led by Rabbi Levi Rivkin. The class will delve into the mysteries […]

Cong. Rodeph Sholom

Torah writing: Rodeph Sholom’s Torah Writing program, “Inscribing our Legacy,” continues, with congregants invited to inscribe a letter in a new Torah. Each congregant family can inscribe one letter for free. Participants can sign up to write one letter with the sofer (scribe) and also learn about a variety of other Torah writing opportunities available. The next day to sign […]

Cong. Beth Am

Talmud study: A Talmud study session is held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The group is studying the Sanhedrin and is beginning to explore the Jewish legal system. Drop-ins and “just want to try it out’s” are always welcome. For more information contact Rabbi Jason Rosenberg. Class to resume: A class that centers on the book God in Search of […]

Orlando woman abandons quest to row across Pacific

Sonya Baumstein of Orlando has ended her attempt to become the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. Baumstein, profiled last October in the Jewish Press, had been preparing for the cross-Pacific row for three years. In consultation with others, she decided to abort her quest eight days after setting out from Japan in a bid to reach […]

Cong. Beth Shalom Brandon

Jews in Shanghai: As Jews fled Nazi oppression during the 1940s, one of the places they found refuge was Shanghai. On Friday, June 26 during the 7:45 p.m. Shabbat service, Janice Perelman will speak about her recent visit to China and address this interesting piece of Jewish history.