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Cong. Beth Am

Author to speak: The Beth Am Brotherhood will present a program, “Escape from Nazi Austria” with author Robert Josef Konig on Sunday March 18 at 3 p.m. in the temple sanctuary. The 90-minute program will include a screening of the documentary film, Haven - The Dramatic Story of 1000 WWII Refugees and How They Came to America.

Konig will also discuss his novel Of Good and Evil: Prelude to the Holocaust, the first in a two-volume set of historical fiction about his family and the Holocaust. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Complimentary light fare and refreshments will be provided and there will be a full bar with setups with suggested donations for adult beverages. After the presentation there will be a meet and greet and book signing with Konig. A portion of sales of his book will go to the congregation.

Band concert: The Sisterhood will present an encore performance of the Tampa Community Band on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Am. Once again, Conductor John Van De Putte will share his knowledge of music along with his sense of humor as he conducts “Tampa’s Musical Treasure” in a diversity of musical styles.

As a member of the band since its inception 30 years ago, congregant Maxine Gourse will be featured on the bass clarinet. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Contact Victoria Cain at (813) 968-8511 or for more information.

Tot Shabbat: Every third Friday of the month there is a Tot Shabbat service at 6:30 for tots up to age 5 and their families as they welcome in Shabbat with music, prayer and a story. This casual service is followed by an oneg Shabbat.

Israeli dancing: Lessons in Israeli dancing are offered every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Irma Polster at or call the temple office.

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