The new, familiar faces of Art Festival Beth-El

Art Festival Beth-El enters its 45th year of showcasing more than 170 artists from around the world and bringing their work to a local stage. The event, Jan. 27- 29, is expected to draw upwards of 8,000 art lovers to the grounds of the St. Petersburg Reform congregation. This year, six chairpersons are joined by four associate-chairs, who are learning […]

Anti-Israeli activists celebrate New Orleans investment boycott

(JTA) – The City of New Orleans approved a resolution to boycott investments with human rights violators, which anti-Israel activists celebrated as an achievement for their cause. The resolution, which passed the council unanimously with all five members present voting in support, mentions neither Israel nor the Palestinian territories. Nevertheless, following its passage, the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee wrote […]


ELIHU H. BERMAN, 95, of Clearwater, died Jan. 8. He was born in Hartford, CT and had served in the United States Navy. An active member of the Jewish community, he served on the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas County for many years and was a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. An attorney, he […]


Hadassah New officers: The Lylah Chapter of Hadassah recently elected a new slate of officers for 2018. They are: Co-Presidents Sally Laufer and Jody Sherman; Vice President of Advocacy Cheryl Schwartz; Vice President of Zionism Evelyn Steckler; Vice President of Education Claire Stiglitz; Treasurer Ilene Turker; Recording Secretary Barbara Baccari (also past president); Communication Administrator Linda Wexler; Corresponding Secretary Nancy […]

One of the youngest Schindler survivors to speak in St. Petersburg

Rena Finder, one of perhaps less than 50 of the 1,200 Jews on the so-called “Shindler’s List” still alive, will share her story on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg. The Chabad of Greater St. Petersburg will be hosting Finder at the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. Finder, 88, was born in Krakow, Poland, to a […]

2 states alter primary dates to avoid High Holiday conflict

BOSTON (JTA) – Massachusetts and Rhode Island have changed their primary dates this year to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays. In Massachusetts, the secretary of state, William Galvin, announced that the voting would be moved up to Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and two weeks earlier than the original date, which was the eve of […]

Bay area cantors’ concert to raise funds for scholarships

The Bay Area Cantorial Association (BACA) will present its 15th annual concert, American Jewish Voices, on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am in Tampa. The event will feature cantors and cantorial soloists serving the Tampa Bay and Bradenton/Sarasota regions. Founded in 2002 by members of the Tampa Bay cantorial community, BACA’s annual concert celebrates Jewish life […]

Night of 100 Menorahs

A look back at Hanukkah

Chabad of St. Petersburg

Children and adults participated in a variety of activities geared for folks of all ages during Hanukkah celebrations hosted by the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg. There were latke wars for C-teens as the youngsters competed to create the best latke. They also held a dreidel tournament and enjoyed refershments. For the younger kids, a menorah making workshop […]

Sincerely yours, Judy Ludin

Welcome to the world… Sue and Jon Rosenbluth of Largo are proud to announce the birth of granddaughter: Charlotte Gwen Glazer, born on Dec. 1 to Shanna and Bryan Glazer of Tampa. Big brother is 15-monthold Sawyer. Also kvelling is grandmother Linda Glazer of Palm Beach and great grandma Dotty Feinberg of St. Petersburg . * * * Sally and […]