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The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively


 

August 15, 2014  RSS feed
Hundreds turn out for Israel at Tampa rally

A pro-Israeli rally drew a crowd of hundreds earlier this month to Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa in response to the Israel- Gaza conflict. The rally was not sponsored by any specific organization, but organizers included prominent members of both the Jewish and Christian communities. More...

Rabbi’s slaying, rash of anti-Semitic vandalism in Miami spark concern

The murder of an Orthodox rabbi, vandalism to the car of a mourner attending a memorial service for the rabbi, and two other acts of anti-Semitic vandalism in the Miami, all as conflict raged and ebbed between Israel and Hamas, triggered heightened security concerns not just in South Florida, but in the Tampa Bay area, too. More...

Eckerd College bucks Presbyterians on divestment

When the General Convention of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted in June to divest from three American firms in accordance with the international BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) Movement against Israel, one Presbyterian institution in the Tampa Bay area – Eckerd College – rejected that stance. More...

World News

Making aliyah during wartimeOf the 228 souls who emerged from El Al Flight LY 3004 on the morning of Ju...
For ‘hardcore’ Ukrainian Jews in harms way, Israel beckonsEach time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies hims...
Meet Lt. Eitan, a hero of the Gaza conflict(JTA) — Israelis held their collective breath after learning that an ...

Social Services

Gulf Coast JFCS and TampaBay-Job-Links bring job search services to Pinellas CountyTampaBay-Job-Links (TBJL) and Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Serv...

Culture

‘What If’ screenwriter taps into family historyWhen Elan Mastai’s father said hello to a pretty stranger in a Jerusa...
Workshop teaches how to use nature in Jewish religious educationA nationally recognized Jewish environmental educator met with 22 teachers ...

Obituaries

ObituariesJOEL S. ACKERMAN, 71, of Largo, died Aug. 2....
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