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April 1st, 2021 | 19th of Nisan, 5781
Save the Date for our upcoming Sociable Singles Meeting!

Next Meeting: April 7, 2021 | 7PM

Our Sociable Singles meet on the first Wednesday of each month on Zoom. For Zoom link information, participants will need to register in advance at JewishGulfCoast.org/Singles-Signup.

Monthly Speakers!
April's Speaker is Dr. Craig Klein - Peace Ambassador of the Institute of Economics and Peace.
www.JewishGulfCoast.org |  727-530-3223 
Quick List: Community Events
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Questions? Contact Kara at kara@jewishgulfcoast.org
More Federation Events
Join us Friday Mornings at 11AM!
Speakers Lineup:

April 9 - Rabbi Josh Lobel, Temple B'nai Israel

REMINDER: There will not be a Parsha Pathways session tomorrow on Friday, April 2nd
Our regularly scheduled Friday sessions will resume after the Passover Holiday.
Meet the Cast of TV Sensation FAUDA!
April 13, 2021 | 5:30PM

Since its 2015 premiere, millions across the globe have closely followed the fictional story of the Israeli unit commander Doron Kavillio as he fights terrorists threatening the security of the Jewish State in the award-winning Israeli Netflix series Fauda.

The stars will share their experiences on the show and answer questions from the host, Jewish Federation of New Bedford Executive Director Amir Cohen.
Yom Ha'atzmaut Picnic Kit Drive
April 14th | 10AM-12PM
& April 15th | 2PM - 4PM

Visit the Federation offices for a 'Drive-through' hand off of special Yom Ha'Atzmaut Israeli Picnic Kits!

Thanks to our friends at the iCenter for Israel Education, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and The Adelson Shlichut Institute.

Find out what's included at JewishGulfCoast.org/Independence2021.
Inquire about our Jewish Community Camp today!

or email Lisa Schmid at lschmid1958@gmail.com
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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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Assistance & Services
We are still here to serve, listen, and help you through this time of uncertainty.

Gulf Coast JFCS has temporarily closed office locations throughout the state in order to safeguard the public and employees from the spread of COVID-19. Gulf Coast JFCS employees are working remotely and still available to assist in meeting your needs via telephone and email.

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

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 gail.allen@gcjfcs.org or
727-430-5817.

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 gail.allen@gcjfcs.org or
727-430-5817. 

Holocaust Survivors should contact their case manager or contact Marlene Wain at marlene.wain@gcjfcs.org or 727-200-0563.
CHATS

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 CHATS@gcjfcs.org or
727-450-7278.
If you are able to contribute to expanding our capacity to serve the most vulnerable populations due to COVID-19, donations can be made at our website: gcjfcs.org/donate

Or by mailing a check to our main office 14041 Icot Blvd Clearwater Fl 33760.

Please indicate "COVID-19 support" on your check or in the notes section of the webform.

Our Mission
Inspired by Jewish values, we protect the vulnerable and help people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families.
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.