Campaign Kickoff 2020

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

6:00 PM - Major Gifts Reception | Open to all donors who made a $5,000 minimum gift to the 2019 Annual Campaign or a minimum gift of $25,000 to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.

7:00 PM - Program & Dessert Reception | Open to the community

Tickets: $36 per person | $18 Young Adults (ages 21-35)



Join us for the Tampa Jewish Federation's 2020 Campaign Kickoff event featuring "From Baghdad to Brooklyn," an original one-woman performance of story and song with Michelle Azar.


Michelle Azar’s unique story is the product of an intermarriage between her Iraqi-born, Israeli-raised, businessman father and her Brooklyn-born and raised, singer-performer Ashkenazi mother. As a child, Azar sang on stage with Placido Domingo, and, in the summer, sang with her friends at Habonim-Dror’s Camp Tavor. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she fled Broadway to live in Israel, where she met her rabbi husband. They live in Los Angeles with their daughters, where Azar works on stage, television and film.


Join Michelle Azar as her show travels from Iraq to Israel to the United States. She shares her quest to balance her Middle Eastern heritage with her background of American culture. With an angelic voice, deep sentiment and humor, Michelle tells a timely story of a family’s love and dysfunction set against a historical and redemptive backdrop.

To order tickets by phone please call Loni Lindsay at 813.769-2802

Campaign Kickoff


The Campaign Kickoff event officially begins the Annual Campaign of the Tampa Jewish Federation. Our annual campaign raises essential funds to support an abundance of vital programs and services. Through our connection with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), we support a myriad of social services and community building efforts in Israel and 70 countries around the globe.


This Annual Campaign program is open to the community at large and features special guest speakers and a dessert reception follows.