Vice admiral to speak on Special Operations, national security

Three-Star Vice Adm. Sean Pybus, the former Deputy Commander of Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, will give a presentation on “Today’s U.S. Special Operations Forces and our National Security Challenges” on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave., Tampa. Sponsored by the temple’s Brotherhood, the presentation is free […]

Cong. Or Ahavah

Shavuot: The congregation will hold a “Sundaes and Study” for Shavuot event on Tuesday, May 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the home of Rabbi Debrah Shenefelt. RSVP to Olivia at livdel@tampabay.rr.com and the address will be given with reply.

Cong Beth Shalom Brandon

Shavuot at the ranch: The congregation will meet at the Bolnick Ranch on Tuesday night, May 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the giving of the Torah. Join congregants amid the grass, llamas and cows for this service and study, followed by ice cream. Bring your own chair. Call the temple for location of the ranch. Bible and Bagels: A […]

Chabad of Brandon

Shavuot celebration: On Wednesday, May 31 at 5 p.m., there will be a reading of the Ten Commandments in honor of the giving of the Torah on Shavuot. This will be followed by a dairy buffet dinner and ice cream party at the Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1578 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. This event is free but, an RSVP is required. […]

Cong Beth Shalom Winter Haven

Women’s B’not Mitzvah: On Sunday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a Women’s B’not Mitzvah service for Margo Fleisher, Meryl Crews, Arlene Greenberg and Maryl Chayt, with a brunch to follow. In lieu of gifts, donations will be accepted to benefit the temple and the Family Emergency Center of Winter Haven. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-bnot-mitzvah- 2017-tickets-32513634155.

Shabbat & Shavuot Candle Lighting Times

Finding meaning in counting the Omer

We are currently in the time of S’firat ha-Omer (Counting of the Omer) – the spiritual practice of marking the 49-day period between the second night of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. During this period, the omer is counted every evening after sundown. In ancient times, this period represented the beginning of the barley harvest when Jews would bring […]

Religious Directory

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYReformBETH ISRAEL/ JEWISH CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY CENTER — 1115 Del WebbBlvd., Sun City Center • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 5203, Sun City Center,33571 • Rabbi Carla Freedman • Shabbat Services: Friday 7:30 p.m., 2nd& 4th Saturday 10 a.m., Torah Study: noon • Telephone: (813) 634-2590 •Web address: www.jcscc.org. • Affiliated with Union for Reform JudaismCongregation BETH AM […]

Biographer of Rebbe to visit Pinellas Chabad

As world Jewry prepares to mark the 23rd anniversary of the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, two local Chabads are preparing a special event in Palm Harbor to honor his memory. Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, co-author of Early Years, a new book on the Rebbe, will speak at Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor, […]

Resolution on Six Day War reaffirms Florida Senate’s support for Israel

In a move to mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, which occurred during the Six Day War, the Florida Senate recently passed a resolution to recognize the historical event and reaffirm its support for Israel. The resolution calls the war “a transformative event in the history of Israel and the Jewish people,” and takes note that when […]