Annual President's Dinner

The Tampa JCCs & Federation has had to make several adjustments over the last few months as a result of COVID-19.  Unfortunately, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to when we will be able to gather in large groups and as I am sure you have been seeing, many larger functions have been cancelled for the Fall and into the Spring. 

Upon the recommendation of the committee chairs and with the full support of our President, Joe Probasco and the board, we have canceled the Annual President’s Dinner for January 2021.  We look forward to having Michael Oren as our speaker in January 2022, as well as David Rosenbach and Harry Cohen as our chairs. 

Please feel free to contact Alissa Fischel at alissa.fischel@jewishtampa.com for more information about this event.

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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

For more information about our Annual President's Dinner:

Contact Alissa Fischel, Chief Development Officer 813.769.4726 or alissa.fischel@jewishtampa.com