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.

The 2017 Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction Program

The 2017 Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction Program will honors more than two dozen deserving women who represent over twenty Jewish organizations and congregations in the area on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.


We are currently calling for Women of Distinction nominations and will announce those being honored in mid-October.


Nominees are dedicated community members that give of their time, their enthusiasm and their resources to help make our community and our world a better place.


In addition to being dedicated Jewish leaders, these women are also wives, mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, business owners, professionals and even volunteers for other organizations. They have a vision for their organizations and kehillah (our community) and work hard to turn these visions into realities.

A special keynote speaker will be featured during this wonderful event which is followed by a dessert reception.

2016 Bobbe Karpay Women of Distinction