Irma has impacted the entire state of Florida. The enormous storm caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million people without power. Though most reports indicate that Floridians may have dodged a worst-case-scenario, residents and communities are just now beginning to return to assess the damage. The Tampa Federation has opened a mailbox to accept donations for relief efforts. All funds raised will be used for the victims of Hurricane Irma in Tampa and throughout Florida.
As you all know, Irma has impacted the entire state of Florida. The enormous storm caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million people without power. Though most reports indicate that Floridians may have dodged a worst-case-scenario, residents and communities are just now beginning to return to assess the damage. We are still in the process of gathering information about specific needs. The Tampa Federation has opened a mailbox to accept donations for relief efforts. All funds raised will be used for the victims of Hurricane Irma in Tampa and throughout Florida.
The Federation system acts as a lifeline for those in distress and we are here to help those who need it most — to help the Tampa community and others in crisis. In addition to our fundraising efforts, we are partnering with Tampa Jewish Family Services - collecting supplies to bring to the communities that are in need, in addition to our own.
As of right now, we are collecting water, non-perishable food and hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, etc.). These items can be brought to either JCC location between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Wednesday, September 13 – Friday, September 15.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC – 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
JCC on the Cohn Campus – 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625
As always, thank you for helping us help others!
Dear Community Members,
We are unable to predict the damage our community will experience from Hurricane Irma, but we have put systems in place to help as soon as it is safe to do so.
Our network of local and national partners are ready to serve Tampa community members in need. Once the full scope of the damage is known, we will begin our efforts to help with relief work in our area.
Your safety and security is our number one priority!
In the event that you need assistance after Irma passes, please visit our resource portal and click “I have a need”. Our response team will get back to you as soon as possible.
All facilities will remain closed through Monday, 9/11.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC will close early at 7:00 PM tonight. This is to allow our facilities team time to secure the building tonight and avoid the need to come in tomorrow, so they can focus on the safety and preparedness for their families.
We will reopen after our Emergency Response Team has determined that our buildings are safe. Please regularly check your email or our website for any changes to our opening schedule or a listing of our previous daily updates.
Please stay safe this weekend.
We have a few updates for you regarding the operations of our facilities and programming/events.
Each of our JCC locations will remain open at this time. Certain programs are being affected and the information below is to help you plan accordingly:
JCC Preschools are CLOSED Thursday, 9/7 & Friday, 9/8
Club J Program is CLOSED Thursday, 9/7 & Friday, 9/8
BGFJCC Men’s Basketball Leagues:
PJ Library Great Rosh Hashanah Train Ride and the Ribbon Cutting for the Judy Cohn Park and Jack Roth Garden is cancelled for Sunday, 9/10
Information will be sent out when a re-scheduled date is planned.
Robert M. Golding Visual Arts Center – scheduled classes should be confirmed by calling 813-259-1687
ALL Group Ex Classes should be confirmed by calling the location the class is held.
Bryan Glazer Family JCC: 813-575-5900
JCC on the Cohn Campus: 813-264-9000
We will continue to follow weather reports of Hurricane Irma and its projected path and provide updates about our facilities and any changes to the schedules.
Please regularly check your email or our website for any changes to our opening schedule.
Dear Community Member,
We are all aware of the recent upgrade of Hurricane Irma to a Category 5 hurricane. Although the path is still uncertain, the Emergency Preparation Team at the Tampa JCCs and Federation is monitoring the storm very closely and putting preparedness plans in place.
We will follow the guidance and recommendations of the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County officials to determine if we keep our buildings open or closed. We will communicate via email to inform you if we plan to close the facilities.
We have included a link to the Hurricane Preparedness Guide from FEMA for your use. The safety of our members and families is our number one priority.
Please regularly check here or your email for any changes to our opening schedule.
Download Hurricane Preparedness Guide