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February 28, 2014  RSS feed

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8 Chabads plan gala honoring community leaders; comedian to perform

Rabbi Yossie and Sulha Dubrowski Rabbi Yossie and Sulha Dubrowski Eight Chabad centers throughout the Tampa Bay area will hold a gala dinner on Sunday, March 23 for the community to pay tribute to those who “Illuminate Tampa Bay.”

This is the first time the centers have joined together for such an event.

Rabbi Yossie and Sulha Dubrowski, codirectors of Chabad of Tampa Bay, will receive a “Dedication Award” for 30 years of service to the Tampa Bay Jewish community along with honorees chosen from each of the participating Chabad centers.

The other honorees are Jay Wolfson from Chabad of Tampa Bay, Bernhard and Gayle Benet from Chabad of Pinellas County, Ora Galeoto from Chabad of Brandon, Andy and Toni Lewis from Chabad of South Tampa, Allan and Laura Alexander from Chabad of St. Petersburg, Mike and Darlene Charles from Chabad at the University of South Florida, Joan Levinson from Chabad of West Pasco, and Lou and Illyce Mendelsohn from Chabad at Wiregrass.

The dinner will feature Modi Rosenfeld, a well-known comedian from New York City He is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers, and has been featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Howard Stern and E! Entertainment and was voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter.

The event will highlight the educational and social work of Chabad. In Florida alone there are 135 Chabad institutions with more than 10,000 children attending Chabad’s 10 day schools, 37 pre-schools, 45 Hebrew Schools, and 21 summer camps.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the eight participating Chabad centers.

Cost is $180 per person. The dinner will be at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. To learn more, RSVP or place an ad in the Tribute Journal, go to or call (813) 642-3244.

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