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Cong. Kol Ami

Meet the doctor: As part of the congregation’s “who NU” program where individual members of the congregation get a chance to tell others about themselves, Dr. David Berger will be on hand to talk about his life and work on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. He is a board-certified pediatrician with the Wholistic ReLeaf Family Care Clinic, a Division of Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care in Carrollwood. He will talk about the use of medical marijuana, who can obtain it, who can prescribe it and treatments and regulations regarding it.

Purim carnival: Mordecai’s Miraculous Masquerade will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is a family-friendly outdoor Purim carnival, featuring a petting zoo, 41-foot inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, DJ music and dancing, hamster ball races, inflatable basketball challenge, jugglers, games and prizes galore. There will also be hamantashen, hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and more. Students of the religious school will perform a Purim shpiel, The Story of Purim.

Tickets will be sold in advance or at the door. It is $20 for an all-access wristband that includes activities and 1 meal ticket. Just a meal ticket is $5 and includes hot dog, drink, and hamantashen. There is also a pay-as-you-go option. For more information, contact the Kol Ami front office at (813) 962 – 6338 or email

Pizza & PJ Shabbat: All young families are welcome to join in on Friday, March 2 from 6-7 p.m. for a celebration of Shabbat filled with guitar playing, singing, dancing, friendship and food. Enjoy a pizza dinner followed by a child-friendly musical service, led by Rabbi Howard Siegel and David Berger, and then ice cream for dessert. PJs not required, but children, and adults, should dress comfortably. Cost is $5 per person, with a $25 family maximum. Children 3 and younger are free. RSVP to the Kol Ami office at by Wednesday, Feb. 28.

L’Chaim: A class, “Sharing Life’s Lessons,” is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different leader are chosen for each weekly session.

Talmud: A Talmud study class with Rabbi Siegel is offered on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how to make rain. This is open to everyone from beginners through experts. Texts are provided.

Jewish ethics: Rabbi Siegel leads a course in Jewish ethics on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. This course will use Pirke Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors as a springboard to discussion and debate on issues of the day in the light of Jewish moral/ethical demands.

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