Your Community Enews for
May 12th, 2022 | 11th of Iyar, 5782
Featured Federation Events:
JFNA will be holding two Ukraine Crisis Update webinars each week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 PM ET. REGISTER NOW.

Click here for the latest Ukraine update.

Over 375 organizations urged the Biden Administration to support Ukrainian refugees. Jewish Federations sent a letter to the White House, urging President Biden to expedite admissions for Ukrainian refugees with close family ties in the US, so they can wait in the US in safety while their cases are processed. Click here to view the letter.
More Federation Events
TOMORROW! May 13 - Rabbi Ronnie Kehati,
Spiritual Leader at Temple Emanuel, Great Neck, NY

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 869 1596 2406
Password: Parsha


May 20 - Rabbi Joshua Lobel, Spiritual Leader at Temple B'nai Israel

May 28 - Rabbi Levi Hodakov, Spiritual Leader at Chabad of Clearwater

Parsha Pathways is taking a summer break and will return in August
Our weekly Torah study sessions with local rabbis has an exciting announcement! Parsha fans can now access the audio recording of the Friday morning Zoom session from popular podcast platforms including Spotify, AnchorPocket CastsBreaker, and RadioPublic!
Programs with Jewish Together
Programs with TOP
More Community Events
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Quick List: Federation Events
Quick List: Community Events
Please submit your events to the Federation's Community Calendar
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Community Directory
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Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center

We encourage everyone to adhere to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local public health agencies.
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Free Jewish Storybooks Delivered Each Month! PJ Library sends curated, award-winning storybooks and activities for kids from birth through age 12. The program sparks meaningful conversation and provides opportunities to explore and celebrate Jewish life together. Questions? Email
Are you a young adult (20's & 30's) living on Florida's Gulf Coast? Stay up to date on upcoming TRIBE events by subscribing to the mailing list!
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Introducing F Troop!
Are you in your 40's or 50's, looking to connect with peers from throughout your community? Welcome to the F Troop!
Email to learn more and get involved.
Join the Sociable Singles Mailing List!
Stay up to date on upcoming events for our 60+ singles group. Fill out the form at
Questions? Email
Assistance & Services
We are still here to serve, listen, and help you through this time of uncertainty.
Gulf Coast JFCS office locations are open. Please make an appointment before you come to our office and wear a mask and practice social distancing while you are here. Many Gulf Coast JFCS employees are working remotely and may be contacted by phone or email.

Our main number 727-479-1800 is being answered Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. We are also available via email at

Below are services to support the local Jewish community. In addition, we can provide information and referral for resources within the community.
Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantry assistance is available by contacting Gail Allen at or

We also have a list of local food assistance sources. We can provide grocery gift cards to assist with food purchases for those that need this support.
Financial Assistance

Jewish community members should contact Gail Allen for assistance via or

Holocaust Survivors should contact their case manager or contact Marlene Wain at or 727-200-0563.

CHATS provides a friendly caller for seniors in our community. This program is volunteer based, and helps provide social support to seniors, especially those living alone, or isolated during this current crisis. If you would like to be considered for this service, or to volunteer, please contact our CHATS Program Coordinator at or
Make an impact through the Holocaust Survivor Program Urgent Care Fund. Gulf Coast JFCS assists nearly 250 local Holocaust Survivors who require varying levels of assistance for essential daily living activities. For many, the high costs of medical and home care have depleted their financial reserves resulting in a significant gap in care without our assistance. Funds raised will be directed to their most urgent care needs, prioritizing those in their 90’s and others with the greatest safety risk or medical vulnerability. To support local Holocaust Survivors, visit |  727-530-3223 
Community News & Opportunities
The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast is HIRING!
Position Summary:
The Campaign and Program Associate is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director. This position will be responsible for coordinating volunteer solicitation efforts, participating in annual campaign events and activities, and supporting the Director of Arts, Culture, and Marketing. 
Interested? Email

The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast is seeking Office Volunteers!
Interested? Email
Federation Inclusion Statement

The Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast actively promotes and recognizes all participants across intersections of observance, faith, ancestry, marital status, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, economic class, ethnicity, race, age, disability, and all other identifying factors represented among our diverse community.

By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of our community members and partners foster a culture of belonging, collaborative practice, innovation and mutual respect.