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April 6, 2018  RSS feed
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What if they threw a party and nobody came?

The Bryan Glazer Family JCC and the JCC on the Cohn Campus will “host” a gala fundraiser that will be relished by all.

Why? Because this is an event that patrons won’t actually have to purchase a new outfit for or hire a babysitter or show up to.

Participants will be invited to NOT attend the No Show Black Tie Gala by registering to enjoy their night off from yet another social obligation.

The fundraiser will include an online auction taking place June 1-11, featuring a vast array of products, services and experiences to raise funds for programming offered at both Tampa JCCs.

“The Tampa JCCs are the heart of a vibrant, harmonious and connected community that embraces everyone,” said Heidi Shimberg, chief operating officer of the Tampa JCCs. “Each JCC strives to be a unifying force for Jewish and non-Jewish activity in Tampa by providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere for community gatherings and activities for people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.”

Who do the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and JCC on the Cohn Campus serve?

The facilities serve more than 5,500 members that have access to health and wellness classes, a state-of-theart fitness center, an aquatic center and more.

• The JCC on the Cohn Campus and Congregation Rodeph Sholom house the JCC Preschools – schools that serve children of all faiths and that have been referred to in the media as “the gold standard in early childhood education.”

• The Bryan Glazer Family JCC is also home to the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA), a Floridabased technology accelerator that is designed to establish and grow successful, high-growth Israeli ventures in the Tampa Bay Area. FIBA assists the innovative companies to overcome the challenges involved with entering the U.S. market.

• Both JCCs offer enriching arts and cultural programs and experiences, including the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival and the Festival of Jewish Books and Conversations.

• The Glazer JCC is home to the Roberta M. Golding Visual Arts Center operated by the city of Tampa. The center offers a wide range of classes including ceramic sculpture, pottery, oil painting, watercolor, drawing, digital, mixed media, small scale metal sculpture, jewelry, glass fusion, stained glass, fiber arts and printmaking.

• The JCCs offer social and fitness programs for mature adults to connect with others through an array of engaging events.

• The JCCs provide #Gather experiences – a mix of social and interactive activities designed to help adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds connect with friends, meet new people and have meaningful experiences.

• Both centers take part in PJ Library – a program that sends books and music every month to families with children ages 6 months through 8 years old. Each book, geared toward a specific age, helps families connect to Jewish traditions, holidays and values. PJ Library events take place at both JCCs.

• The Glazer JCC provides enrichment classes for children of all ages.

• Camp J – a summer camp program for children entering kindergarten through eighth grade.

• The Glazer JCC has a preeminent event space to host community and corporate gatherings, events and celebrations of all kinds.

All funds raised will be used to enhance and further develop the programs and services offered at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and the JCC on the Cohn Campus. To learn more about this non-event fundraiser, visit

If you are interested in donating an auction item or sponsoring the No Show Black Tie Gala, contact Michelle Gallagher at (813) 739-1687 or

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