Jewish Life & Learning


Jewish Life & Learning provides the community with Jewish connections to educational series, interactive programs and celebratory events.

Programs that are planned throughout the year include Education in the Community Series; Jewish Geography; Jewish Heritage Night; Yamim commemorations; as well as Jewish holiday celebrations, informational resources and opportunities to connect with Israel. Please check back often to see new events being planned!


Connecting with Israel

Save the Dates!

Plans are underway for days of commemoration and celebration.

Yom HaShoah, Tuesday, April 18

The community is invited to honor the memories of lives lost during the Holocaust for Yom HaShoah, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Join the Tampa JCCs & Federation, the Tampa Rabbinical Association and the Tampa Synagogue/Federation Partnership for a very special program in remembrance of the six million who perished during the Holocaust.

“We remember the horrors subjected to the six million souls who were lost during the Shoah. It’s our collective responsibility to remember those who perished and remind the world to never forget,” said Rabbi Joel Simon, Chair, Tampa Rabbinical Association.

The day also commemorates the courageousness of survivors and rescuers. In keeping with this theme, the winners of the Shine A Light on Antisemitism Youth Art Contest will be revealed.

The entire community is invited to participate. There is no cost to attend the program. Prior registration is required.

Click here to RSVP

This program is generously sponsored by The Gould Family Philanthropic Fund at TOP Jewish Foundation.

Yom HaZikaron, Monday, April 24

Members of the community are invited to gather at 7:00 PM for Yom HaZikaron commemorative program at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa. The program will be in Hebrew and English.

The Tampa JCCs & Federation joins with the Israeli-American Council for a commemorative ceremony featuring a presentation with the names of fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror. The community is invited to share the names of family members and friends for the reading of the names and memorial candles lit. These can be sent to

There is no cost to attend, however reservations are required. 

Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Sunday, April 30


After the solemn days of commemoration, things turn celebratory. This year marks Israel’s diamond anniversary. The Tampa JCCs & Federation invite the community to join in CELEBRATING ISRAEL @ 75 during Yom HaAtzmaut. The holiday is observed in Israel and around the world. In addition to official ceremonies, many cities in the country hold outdoor performances and streets around squares are closed to cars, allowing people to sing and dance in the streets.

The Tampa JCCs and Federation invites the community to celebrate Israel @ 75 on Sunday, April 30. The day is packed with activities for the entire family.

In Tampa, a new committee, Kadima, which means “move forward,” was organized by the Tampa JCCs & Federation, to help connect the local Israeli community with the larger Jewish community. The group is developing ways to better engage Israelis unfamiliar with the Tampa JCCs & Federation’s programs and events. The committee also provides counsel on development of programs and events that would be of interest to all Jews in our community.

Kadima has been instrumental in the planning of Israel @ 75 festivities. Israeli-themed activities during the day include an author luncheon; movies; music by a DJ; shopping at a shuk; food trucks; face painting, bounce house and other children’s activities; and more. The day culminates with a dance performance by Re-Vital of Israel.

“We’ve assembled a phenomenal committee that has worked really hard to put an authentic spin on Tampa’s Israel Independence Day celebration,” said Mazi Goldenberg, Kadima Chair. “We’re excited to celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary as a community.”

Yom Ha'Atzmaut events are generously sponsored by Amiti and the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator.

Click here to learn more about Yom Ha'Atzmaut


Picnic by the Pool Party has been postponed


"Dear Community Members, As of the writing of this message, there was a significant chance of rain on Sunday, so we have decided to postpone the Pride Picnic by the Pool originally scheduled for March 19th from 11:00 to 2:00. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. We'll let you know when the event has been rescheduled. We do hope you'll join our local synagogues for their Pride Shabbat celebrations

Pride Shabbat Celebration Week

Synagogue Participation



Friday, March 17 

Congregation Kol Ami 
3919 Moran Road, Tampa 
Service at 6:30 PM followed by a Shabbat dinner. Please visit to RSVP. 


Friday, March 24 

Congregation Beth Am 
2030 W. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa 
Service at 6:30 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. The synagogue will also host a Virtual Book Club. Please visit for details. 


Friday, March 24 

Congregation Mekor Shalom 
14005A N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 
Service at 6:30 PM 


Friday, March 24 

Congregation Schaarai Zedek 
3303 W. Swann Avenue, Tampa 
Service at 7:00 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. 
The synagogue welcomes guest speaker Dr. Dani Rosenkranz, an expert in mental health issues facing LGBTQ+ youth and their families, especially within the Jewish community. 

     Watch the Western Wall in real-time - Click here



Consulate General of Israel to Florida, Kansas, Missouri & Puerto Rico - Click here


Florida-Israel Business Accelerator - Click here


Israeli American Council - Click here