Annual President's Dinner

“COVID protocols will be announced closer to the event.”

Annual Presidents Dinner

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Hilton Tampa Downtown | 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida


Ambassador Michael Oren

•         Israel Ambassador to the United States 2004-2013

•         Member of Knesset 2015-2016

•         Deputy Minister for the Prime Minister 2016-2018


Michael Oren has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people. Ambassador Oren has been named by Politico as one of the most influential thinkers in America, by The Forward as one of the most influential Jews in America and by The ]erusalem Post as one of the most influential Jews worldwide.


Event Chairs: Hon. Harry Cohen and David Rosenbach, MD

Feel free to contact for more information about this event

Thank you to our most generous sponsors!



Valley Bank



Room’s To Go Foundation



Brown & Brown Insurance | Bush Ross, P.A.

Ferman Motor Car Company | Kuhn Automotive Group | Mark Wright Law

Reeves Import Motorcars | Cherie & Harvey Schonbrun | Sharp Business Systems

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP | Tampa General Hospital | United Janitorial Solutions



Air Animal Pet Movers | Stacy & Michael Leeds | Karen & Jonathan Levy

Michele & Mark Miller | Susie & Mitchell Rice | RSM US LLP | Amy & Lee Schaffler

For more information about our Annual President's Dinner:

Contact Alissa Fischel, Chief Development Officer 813.769.4726 or

The Annual President’s Dinner is an opportunity to get together to celebrate our Jewish community, its growth and successes. This event is evidence of our community’s shared commitment to carrying our community forward. This is an event with a tradition of bringing world leaders and national recognized speakers to address our community.


Past distinguished speakers include: Frank Luntz, Ph.D.; Ambassor Ron Prosor; U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross; Former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Barak; Cokie Roberts; General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State; Former Senator Bill Bradley; Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-prize winning syndicated columnist and commentator; The Honorable Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State & Distinguished American Diplomat; The Honorable Rudolph W. Giuliani, former New York City Mayor and TIME Magazine’s 2001 Person of the Year; Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist; David Brooks, commentator and author; and U.S. Special Operations Commander Admiral Eric T. Olson (retired, 2011).


During the Annual President’s Dinner, one outstanding lay leader in our community is honored with the prestigious Tikkun Olam Award. Tikkun Olam means “repairing the world” and recipients are given the award based on their demonstrated commitment and leadership to making our community and our world a better place.

Cindy Spahn and Rochelle Gross, Event Chairs

Guest Speaker Deborah E. Lipstadt at the 17th Annual President's Dinner

Joe Probasco, President, presenting the 2020 Tikkun Olam Award to Leslie Barnett

Lions of Judah attending the 17th Annual President's Dinner