Bobbe Karpay z"l

Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction Program

Bobbe Karpay, z"l, an artist by nature, saw seemingly simple elements and turned them into things of beauty. This artistic vision for making things better was evident in her love and commitment to her family and community. She led quietly, yet distinctively with her time, her talent, and her resources.


Bobbe was born in Chicago, grew up in New York, and made Tampa her home for 50 years. In that time she raised four children, supported her husband, George, in his business, and actively engaged in numerous community causes.


The annual Women of Distinction Program bears Bobbe’s name to honor and inspire women of the Jewish community to see the simple elements of the community and make life distinctively better.


Congratulations to the 2018

Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction


Muriel Altus

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Tammy Li

Florida Holocaust Museum

Joyce T. Desmond

Tampa Jewish Family Services

Michele Norris

Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah

Sarina Ergas

Congregation Beth Am

Sandy Santucci

Congregation Beth Shalom

Annie Failla

Bais David Chabad

Pattie Schreiber

Congregation Schaarai Zedek

Susan Guess

Hillel Academy of Tampa

Debbie Taub

State of Israel Bonds

Yael Hatfield

Mekor Shalom

Joyce Tawil

Tampa JCCs and Federation

Patty Kalish

Weinberg Village Assisted Living Residences

Bonnie Wise

TOP Jewish Foundation

Barbara Kohl Nova

Beth Israel of Sun City Center

Jessica Zelitt

Hillels of the Florida Suncoast

Cindy Korenvaes

Congregation Kol Ami

Paula Zielonka

Jewish National Fund

June Kraff