Solar energy pioneer to address joint Cordozo, Montefiore awards event

The Cardozo and Montefiore Societies of Tampa Bay will host their first collaborative annual program on Tuesday, April 4 in St. Petersburg to honor two Bay area men for a multitude of achievements and to hear guest speaker Lyon “Lenny” Roth talk about political and economic climate in the Middle East. The program will honor the Cardozo Society’s Leadership Award […]


Hadassah Award dinner: The St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah will honor Laurie Reiskind with the Myrtle Wreath Award for her years of dedicated service to Hadassah. The ceremony will take place during a dinner at the Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo, on Sunday, March 19 at 6 p.m. Hadassah’s Myrtle Wreath Award is one of the most prestigious […]

Mike Pence to keynote AIPAC conference

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Vice President Mike Pence and a bipartisan slate of top members of Congress are scheduled to address AIPAC’s upcoming annual conference. An American Israel Public Affairs Committee official confirmed to JTA that Pence will keynote the conference scheduled for March 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Pence, who enjoyed a long relationship with the pro-Israel lobby as a congressman […]

President is not anti-Semitic, but he does lack empathy

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Mr. and Mrs. Doug Fuchs (Letter to the Editor, Feb. 24-March 9 edition) are correct, President Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic. In order to be an anti-Semite he would have to have long held grievances against the Jewish people but that is impossible because President Trump does not have long held beliefs about anything except himself. President Obama […]

Upcoming TOP fundraising training session: Make it all about the the donors

The Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Foundation (TOP) will hold a training session, focusing on the importance of fundraisers being “donor centric” in all interactions with donors. The free program is open to all Jewish organizations in the Tampa/Pinellas area, and will be held on Tuesday morning, March 21, at the law offices of Carlton Fields, 4221 West Boy Scout Boulevard […]

Author to present amusing tour of sexuality in Talmud

What do you get when you mix together 50 pieces of Talmud, 17 cartoons, and 76 pithy sayings by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi? Find out when author Maggie Anton discusses her book Fifty Shades of Talmud (Banot Press, April 2016) in a Sip and Skype session on Monday, March 20 from 1-3 […]

Interfaith Walk of Peace set for March 19 in Dunedin

Members of six religious organizations in Pinellas County will join in a United Faiths Walk of Peace in Dunedin on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. The event is being brought to the community by Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater and five Dunedin groups: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Masjid al Salaam mosque, Taoist Tai Chi Society, First United […]

Chabad Center of West Pasco

Torah and tea: A monthly class for women is held on the last Tuesday of the month at Chabad of West Pasco. RSVP to Dina@chabadwp.com or call the Chabad center for more information.

Religious Directory

PINELLAS COUNTYReformTemple AHAVAT SHALOM — 1575 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor, 34683 • RabbiGary Klein • Services: Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: traditional servicethird week of the month. 9 a.m., call for other service times • Telephone:(727) 785-8811 • Website: www.ahavatshalom.org • Affiliated with Unionfor Reform JudaismTemple BETH CHAI DAVID — 39330 U.S. 19 N., Bradley Plaza, TarponSprings• Mailing Address: P.O. Box […]

Madison Adele Domack

Madison Adele Domack, daughter of Judith Friedman and Eugene Domack of St. Petersburg, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, March 25 at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg. A seventh grade student at Shorecrest Preparatory School, she plays volleyball and soccer and also enjoys music. For her mitzvah project Maddie is a volunteer at the […]