Education in the Community Series

All events occur 7:00-8:15 PM.

This monthly series will feature local clergy and other Jewish thought leaders presenting workshops on a variety of topics.


Tampa JCCs & Federation’s Education in the Community Series presents:


Monday, November 7, 2022 | 7:00–8:15 PM

Speaker: Rabbi Yossef Stulberger

Topic & Description: “The Great Human Paradox.” Understanding the human greatness and frailty through the lens of the Torah and our sages.

Location: Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa


Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 7:00–8:15 PM

Speaker: Hazzan Jodi Sered-Lever

Topic & Description: “Finding Miracles.” In advance of Hanukkah, let’s explore miracles—how one may understand and experience them—through a Jewish lens.  Using stories as a guide, participants will discuss different perspectives on miracles. Masks required.

Location: Congregation Mekor Shalom, 14005A N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa


Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 7:00-8:15 PM

Speaker: Rabbi Rachel Blatt

Topic & Description: “Judaism and Gender.”

Location: JCC on the Cohn Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa


Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 7:00-8:15 PM

Speaker: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg

Topic & Description: “Radical Judaism – A Mystical Theology for Rationalists.” Many people believe that rational, scientific thinking are at odds with religious faith. And, all the more so, they think that mysticism is the least rational of all. But, there is a modern theology usually referred to as Neo-mysticism, which is grounded in Jewish tradition, but fully compatible with rational thought. Come and learn a bit about this new way of being devout!

Location: Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa

Connecting with Israel

Save the Dates!

Plans are underway for days of commemoration and celebration.

Please check back with us for more details about these events 



Yom HaShoah, Tuesday, April 18


Yom HaZikaron, Monday, April 24 or Tuesday, April 25


Yom HaAtzmaut, Sunday, April 30



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





Tampa, FL (August 22, 2022) – Have you enjoyed playing Jewish geography? For those unfamiliar with the term, the “game” is the act of seeking a connection to a new acquaintance who is Jewish. It seems like we all have some common links from our past. 
On Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 PM, join the Tampa JCCs & Federation and USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the JCC on the Cohn Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, for a multi-sensory experience as we “armchair” travel to Eastern Europe. Hear first-hand tales of life in the “old country,” learn about family treasures and legacies on which legends are built and enjoy tastes straight out of an old world bubbe’s kitchen.
Tickets for members of the JCC or OLLI are $15 and for guests are $20. Dinner is included.
Rabbi Emeritus Richard Birnholz of Congregation Schaarai Zedek will be our travel guide, emceeing the event. Guest presenters include University of South Florida Professor Kees Boterbloem, along with Ilya Cherkasskiy, a local resident who hails from Ukraine. Artifacts from the region will be on display.
The Tampa JCCs & Federation would like to recognize Tito’s Handmade Vodka for its generous support.
Reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit
or call Pnina Levermore at 813.291.2253 to register.





Your ticket includes a custom Lightning pin and a kosher meal on the Budweiser Biergarten available until the start of the 2nd period. There will be a symbolic menorah lighting on the plaza at 6:15 p.m.


To purchase tickets, call Ben Salo at
813-301-6623 or email