Two honored for legal and financial community contributions

The Cardozo and Montefiore Society event held on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC honored two instrumental community members for their involvement within the legal and financial communities across Tampa Bay. Barry Kanner was the recipient for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties Cardozo Society Leadership Award and the Tampa Jewish Federation’s Montefiore Society Leadership […]

Community Women’s Seder set for March 13 in Clearwater

Women will contemplate “What it means to say, ‘I am a Jew’” – the theme of the 20th annual Community Women’s Seder – when they gather at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater on Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. The theme is taken from the last words uttered by Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl before he was beheaded by […]

Community Passover Seders

Information received as of press time: St. Petersburg First Night CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF ST. PETERSBURG, 4010 Park St., St. Petersburg, will hold a First Night Seder on Friday, March 30 at 7:15 p.m. The family friendly Seder will include hand-baked matzah. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $50 per adult, $30 for children 3-12. After March […]

Former Netanyahu confidant agrees to turn state’s evidence in corruption investigation

JERUSALEM (JTA) – A former civil servant and confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s evidence that could incriminate the prime minister in a corruption investigation. Shlomo Filber, the suspended director general of the Ministry of Communications, agreed in exchange for a lighter sentence to provide police with information about Netanyahu’s part in the so-called Case 4000, which […]

Ethan Gabriel Treiser

Ethan Gabriel Treiser, son of Rachel and Rabbi Daniel Treiser, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, March 3, at Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater. Ethan is a seventh-grade honors student in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at East Lake Middle School Academy of Engineering. He enjoys playing video games, traveling, and […]

33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 7, Menorah Manor recognized more than one hundred active volunteers at the 33rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The event began with a heartfelt welcome from Barry Kanner, Menorah Manor Chair. Other speakers included Robert Goldstein, chief executive officer; Doris Rosenblatt, Menorah Manor Resident Council president; Barbara Baughman, Menorah Manor Guild president; Bonnie Berman, director of volunteers; and […]

Jewish Press plays crucial role in creating community

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: With all the depressing conversation in our Jewish community, generated primarily by the results of the recent study that our community commissioned, I think it is essential that we also focus on some of the positive aspects of living in this Jewish community. One of those aspects is that each us benefits from a wonderful resource, our Jewish […]

Congregation B’nai Israel honors Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski for 4 decades of dedication, service

Congregation B’nai Israel invites the community to a weekend of events in honor of Rabbi Jacob and Joanne Luski Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11 . The weekend celebrates the Luskis more than 40 years of service, commitment, and guidance to the congregation and the community. Rabbi Luski is retiring later this year and will assume the title of […]

Religious Directory

PINELLAS COUNTYReform Temple AHAVAT SHALOM — 1575 Curlew Rd., Palm Harbor, 34683 • Rabbi Gary Klein • Services: Friday: 7:30 p.m., First Friday: 6 p.m., Saturday: traditional service third week of the month. 9 a.m., call for other service times • Telephone: (727) 785-8811 • Website: www.ahavatshalom.org • Affiliated with Union for Reform Judaism Temple BETH-EL — 400 S. Pasadena […]

A filmography of Israeli cinema

Awards season is here, which means there’s no better time to talk about Israel’s movie industry. Growing up, I used to watch all kind of movies with my family. I admit, most of them were in English, but when it came to Israeli movies I remember always watching the old ones, from the ’60s and ’70s. They were cult movies […]