NY Deli in the Sukkah
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

NY Deli in the Sukkah

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Reserve

Come celebrate with us and enjoy creating your very own NY Deli sandwiches and eating them in a beautiful Sukkah. Shake the lulav and esrog. 
There will be fun games for the children. It will be a fun celebration for all! 

Suggested Donation:
$8 child
$10 Adult
$36 Family

Sponsorship Available.
Reservation Required

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High Holidays 2018 - 5779
Sep
9
to Sep 19

High Holidays 2018 - 5779

  • Regency Oaks Club House & Chabad Spring Hill (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Us for High Holiday services. The prayers are warm, the people are friendly and everyone feels at home.

Whether your background in Jewish prayer and practice is extensive or limited, the services will leave you feeling enriched, connected, uplifted and energized to start your New Year in the most meaningful way.

Many of the prayers are recited by the congregation in unison, specifically in English, so that everyone can participate. Hebrew/English prayer books are used throughout the service. Rabbi Chaim & Seema Lipszyc provide an English running commentary of explanatory and meaningful insights as well as a fun children's program. Reserve your seat today. 

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All are welcome. No Membership Required.  

Free Admission, Assigned Seating Please RSVP

Rosh Hashanah Services will be held at the
Regency Oaks Club House
4445 Breakwater Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34607
Walking Distance to the Microtel and Holiday Inn.

Yom Kippur Services will be held at
Chabad Spring Hill
13576 Hunters Point St, Spring Hill, FL 34609

Schedule of Services

September 9th
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Kiddush following Services

September 10th
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Childrens Program 11:45
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush following Services

September 11th
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Childrens Program 11:45
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush following Services

Yom Kippur Services

September 18th

Kol Nidrei Services: 7:00 pm

September 19th
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Afternoon & Neilah Closing Service: 6:00 pm
Fast Ends & Shofar Blast: 8:05 pm
Followed by break the fast buffet

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Shofar Factory
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Shofar Factory

Reserve
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Chabad Spring Hill Invites the Community for a fun filled "Build your own Shofar Factory"

At the workshop each participant will make their very own shofar including the cutting, varnishing, polishing and blowing the shofar. In addition to learning the history and process of making the Shofar.

The Shofar is the Horn that is Sounded on the Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah. 

Cost  $8 Child~$10 Adult~ $30 Family $100 Sponsor.

Event for all ages.

Breakfast buffet will be served. 

Reservation is needed to insure a shofar for you!

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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Jul
4
to Sep 19

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Us for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

We value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • Free First Class
  • $7 Per Class 
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $50 Sponsor a class.

Registration is required. 

Season Four

catalog - New Season Starting Wednesday, July 4 2018!

Chabad Spring Hill is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for Season Four.

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some weekly inspirational study. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and I encourage you to bring your friends along.

Shalom, 
Rabbi Chaim Lipszyc
13576 Hunters Point St. Spring Hill

Wednesday, July 4 2018

Love What You Do

Finding Pleasure in Purpose

We all long for that vacation: sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and picturesque mountain peaks. And then we look at the drab, grey office walls and our world goes dark. Is there any way to get the feeling of waking up in a hut on stilts in French Polynesia, while stuck in suburbia doing the same old, same old? In this lesson, we will find out how.

Wednesday, July 11 2018

The Perfect Orchestra

Nature’s on Your Side

Ever felt that you’re trying to do the right thing, yet everything is lining up against you? Is nature itself your adversary? Heaven forbid! A complex story of returning warriors and desert taxation reveals the encouraging message that when all is said and done, G-d is orchestrating everything to help you out.

Wednesday, July 18 2018

From Mourning to Morning

Between Misery and Bitterness, Despair and Progress

Thousands of years after she lies in ruins, the Jewish people still mourn their holy Temple. Hasn’t that window closed already? Can we really be so pained so many years later? The sages’ take on the proper method of grief turns this mourning into a propeller for growth and a look toward the joy of tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 25 2018

Bringing out the Best

Looking at Challenge as Opportunity

“Comfort, be comforted, my children,” declares G-d. Sounds great, but what’s the mystery of this double comfort? From the ashes of a sacked Temple to the ruins of our own lives, discover the balm for your aching soul—the secret to grabbing those tests and slaying them forever.

Wednesday, August 1 2018

Where Is Your Passion?

Joy is at the Depth of our Experience

When Moses descended from the mountain with the tablets in hand, he was met with a horrific sight: a nation gone mad. Horrified, he smashed the tablets to smithereens. But he knew about the carnage already on the mountain, so what changed when he actually saw it? Discover the secret Moshe saw and use it as a cautionary tale in your own life.

Wednesday, August 8 2018

Emulating Your Creator

Work Isn’t Just about the Money

Oftentimes we wonder what life would be like without working another day. Why do we have to work so hard anyway? Is there any point to all this toil and sweat? Of course there is: it is, in fact, your only chance to be just like your Creator. Relish it.

Wednesday, August 15 2018

Unlocking the Hair Lock

The Secret of the Upshernish

A prevailing custom in many Jewish communities is to leave the hair of a young boy uncut for his first three years. The first haircut is celebrated with joy and fanfare. What is behind this mysterious custom? Not so surprisingly—a lot. And it’s not just for kids.

Wednesday, August 22 2018

Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov!

Every Day Your Wedding Day

How does that sound? Not the expenses of course, but the honeymoon. Sounds great, no? It does, but the reality is that every day is certainly not the wedding day. The hair-splitting genius of an early twentieth-century European Talmudist uncovers a fascinating idea about marriage that should help reignite that romantic spark every day.

Wednesday, August 29 2018

Mind over Matter

The Tefilin Mind Game

Do you find your emotions difficult to contain? Welcome to the human race, my friend: the heart is a wild thing. The good news is that we have a built-in control, and it’s called the mind. Funny enough, the two boxes of tefilin affixed daily to the head and the arm have a lot to say in this conversation. Find out how in this lesson.

Wednesday, September 5 2018

The Need to Be Needy

Complacency Is the Graveyard of Growth

As we turn our eyes to a new year, the liturgy and practices of Rosh Hashanah emphasize time and again how needy, how humble, and how downtrodden we are. Why the depression? The story of an emigrating Babylonian sage seeking new heights gives us a lot of food for thought about our position in life—and what it takes to catapult to ever greater peaks.

Wednesday, September 12 2018

Jews in Shoes

Grounded Below, Turned Above

Of course we need shoes. It’s no fun walking barefoot over rocks, or around the kitchen after that glass pitcher shatters. Shoes are just a part of life. But all of a sudden, when it comes to holy days, places, and times, shoes are literally flying off our feet. What’s behind these mandated shoe removals?

TBD Wednesday, September 19 2018

Don’t Kick the Sukkah

Religion Isn’t Just about Feeling Good

Avraham serves angels and is rewarded with a sukkah. We sit in a sukkah and are to be rewarded in messianic times with a sukkah of Leviathan skin. The gentiles kick their sukkah when it’s too hot, and the Jews calmly walk out. Discover the meaning behind this bizarre sukkah medley.

 

Chabad Spring Hill

13576 Hunters Point St. Spring Hill
chabadspringhill.com

 
 

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF JEWISH INSPIRATION

Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Apr
11
to Jun 27

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Us for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

We value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • First Class Free
  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $50 Sponsor a class.

Registration is required. 

Season Three

catalog - New Season Starting Wednesday, April 11 2018!

Chabad Spring Hill is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for Season Three.

Wednesday, April 11 2018

Snake Oil Salesman

Getting off the Ground

“Be a mensch!” is probably something you’ve heard before. But is that limited to an annual donation to the synagogue sisterhood and holding the door for that bulky stroller? What does it really mean to be human, a real mensch? The snake crawling on the ground gives us a pretty good idea of what it’s not—and an inkling of what, indeed, it is.

Wednesday, April 18 2018

Check Your Privilege

Getting ahead in Life

Who’s more admirable—the self-made man, or the born rich? And which one would you rather be? Rather than put any one side down, journey through the Torah narrative of human and animal law to discover the beauty of both—and how to utilize everything to get ahead.

Wednesday, April 25 2018

The Curious Case of the Scapegoat

Absolving Guilt, Restoring Dignity

In one of the most dramatic rituals of Temple times, a goat was sent off to the wilderness and tumbling down a cliff on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. What is behind this curious ritual? The mystics tackle this mitzvah head-on, and we emerge with a lesson in forgiveness and grace.

Wednesday, May 2 2018

“I’ll Take Care of It”

Investing in Our Relationship with the Divine

Is there a pressing matter in your community that no one seems to really care about? Is there someone who, for whatever reason, is overlooked by everyone else? When it comes to choosing a cause, it can be tempting to take on the popular cause du jour. But sometimes, becoming a better person means taking the path less trodden—even if it isn’t so popular.

Wednesday, May 9 2018

Life in Balance

Solving the Paradox of Life

Are we supposed to be proud or humble? Spiritually sensitive, or career-driven? So many extremes in life, and so many paradoxes to navigate—it can be quite dizzying. A command to let the earth rest for a year, a small mountain in the Sinai desert, and a Temple-era practice of freeing slaves provide the backdrop for striking the perfect balance.

Wednesday, May 16 2018

Three is the Magic Number

Achieving Harmony in the Face of Controversy

There’s something extremely satisfying about settling a dispute between two parties. Of course, it would be nice if everyone agreed about everything, but that’s just not happening. Or would that even be preferred? Apparently, when G-d married heaven and earth in the present we called Torah, He taught us this: One is good, but to make two into one is even better. And that’s the magic of three.

Wednesday, May 23 2018

Strong as Samson

Watch What You Watch

The name “Samson” is literally synonymous with “strength.” Journey through the life of this colorful and mystifying character—strongman, judge, leader of the people, Nazarite, and of course, a man of G-d. Along the way, discover the weak link of his story—and how to avoid it in your own.

Wednesday, May 30 2018

Desiring Desire

Is It Okay to Tempt Yourself?

Somewhere, in some distant land, there exists the perfect person who is not even tempted by evil. For the rest of us, we’re stuck with the daily struggle of life. The good news is that struggles make us better people: more committed—and it makes G-d proud, too. So, perhaps we should try to look for even more to struggle with? Raining quail in the desert tell us, “No!”

Wednesday, June 6 2018

Man of the People

How One Man Stemmed a Revolution and Won Over a Nation

It’s an angry scene. Future hopes nursed for generations have been shattered. A furious mob wants to oust the incumbent leader. People are wailing on the sidelines. The pressure cooker is about to burst. One man steps in and saves the day. Caleb was his name. What did he say and how did he do it? Find out in this exciting class.

Wednesday, June 13 2018

Sophisticated Animal?

The Total Is More than Just the Sum of the Parts

It’s an age-old question: Is man simply a sophisticated animal, or an entirely different species? Let the critics cluck and the cynics chuckle, but Moses has a message to deliver: It’s definitely the second option. Find out how his showdown with a rabble-rousing Korach centered on just this question.

Wednesday, June 20 2018

Moses’s Double Standard

The Drawbacks of Authenticity

Sure, we’d all like to believe that we behave in private just as we do in public—but oftentimes, that’s simply not the case. So, are we just bald-faced hypocrites? Should we make our public actions consistent with our private ones and let it all out? A sad story of Moses and the rock tells us a thing or two about this tension.

Wednesday, June 27 2018

A Zealous Act

Extreme Measures for Extreme Times

You’ve seen it before: the zealous guy who is quick to act and take extreme measures when everyone else is too afraid to move. When’s the right time to be “that guy”? And when should we back off and just let things be? A desert showdown between a zealous student and a brazen prince gone astray holds the answers to these tough questions.

 
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Purim In China
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Purim In China

Join us for Purim In China! 
We will have an amazing Chinese acrobatic show. 
Enjoy delicious Chinese cuisine. Experience a lively interactive Megillah reading.
The kids will be able to make their very own decorative Chinese lanterns. 
Suggested Donation: $8 Child $18 Adult $45 Family
A fun event for all ages!!

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Spa for the Soul: Nourish your mind body and Soul
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Spa for the Soul: Nourish your mind body and Soul

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Jewish Women's Circle - Kosher Cooking Series
Jan
14
to Feb 5

Jewish Women's Circle - Kosher Cooking Series

Please note the date changes below.

All women are invited to attend a phenomenal and delicious 3 Session Cooking Club.

The sessions will be on Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert.

We will create the food together and enjoy eating them at the end of each class. Discover fun new recipes and styling techniques on plating and serving!

  • First Session: Appetizer ~ Salads
    Sunday, January 14th at 6:00-7:30pm
    Learn how to take an ordinary green salad and mix it up to create a fun new assortment of interesting salads with unique toppings. We will create a delicious Salad Buffet and enjoy eating at the end of class.
  • Session Two: Entree 3 part dish.
    Sunday, January 28th at 6:00-7:30pm
    Learn how to spice up and ordinary meal!
    We”ll make stuffed chicken, yellow rice with sautéed tomatoes and nuts, with side of garlic green beans. Discover new ways to plate and serve using fun new techniques! 
  • Session Three: Dessert~ Babka
    Monday, February 6th at 6:00-7:30pm
    Learn how to make yummy Babka! We’ll make an assortment of Babkas with chocolate, cinnamon, and mango. Each person will be able to take one home to enjoy! 

Each Session will be a Suggested Donation of $15 Per Person ~ Sponsor Class $180

You can sign up for all three or choose which ones you can attend.
Reservation required!

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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Jan
10
to Mar 28

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Us for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

We value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • First Class Free
  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, January 10 2018
A Believer?s Question
Challenging G-d as a Pathway to Faith

 To believe is to follow G-d unquestionably. Right? Wrong. Through the eyes of such greats as Abraham and Moses, we discover that to believe is to challenge; to wrestle with G-d and emerge stronger. After all, if you don’t really believe, who cares?


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Wednesday, January 17 2018
The Power of Power
Power Doesn?t Have to Absolutely Corrupt

Sounds pretty unbelievable, right? The more power, the more corruption is the word on the street. As we journey across Egypt and witness the devastation of the firstborn, we learn that the story of the Exodus is a story about abuse of power--and how to avoid such corruption.


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Wednesday, January 24 2018
When the River Split
The Story of another Marine Miracle

 When a Talmudic sage was on his way to performing a mitzvah, crazy things happened: A donkey kept a mitzvah, and a river split in half to make way for his entourage. What’s the message of this wondrous tale?


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Wednesday, January 31 2018
Father(-in-law)ly Advice
Why You Need a Mentor

 While many great leaders are too busy for the average folk, Moses helped every Jew sort through their personal issues. But when his father-in-law advised him to take it easy, Moses took a step back. Why? Moses is a great help, but there’s no substitute for internal transformation. For that, you need a mentor, not a Moses. 


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Wednesday, February 7 2018
Kindness Wins
Discipline Is Necessary; Compassion Is Crucial

 Scholars throughout the ages were mystified by the law against mixing meat and milk. A ride through the kabbalah of these two culinary counterparts, coupled with a detail in kosher law, delivers a profound lesson about managing your emotional bank account.


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Wednesday, February 14 2018
The Synagogue Story
More than Just a Place to Pray

 For millennia, the synagogue has served as the hub of Jewish life. These structures, large and small, are used for prayer, celebration, and a bevy of communal functions. Explore the importance of synagogues, the laws mandating their construction and maintenance, and proper synagogue conduct.


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Wednesday, February 21 2018
Bold, Brash . . . Braggadocious?
Wear Your Judaism with Pride

 When the first mitzvah tanks rolled out on the streets of New York, many people turned heads . . . and noses. We’ve come a long way since, and it’s time to settle the score: Should we wear our Judaism on our sleeve, or keep our religious lives to ourselves?


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Wednesday, February 28 2018
Woodstock: The Real Story
What We Can Learn from the Hippy Movement

 Remember the hippy counterculture, when droves of young Americans rejected the sensible path of their parents? What caused that sort of mayhem? The Purim story teaches that what may have looked like a wild, senseless party was, in fact, a symptom of a longing for meaning. Sometimes, real growth only comes through rejecting the “establishment.” 


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Wednesday, March 7 2018
Art and Soul
Creativity as a Means to Touch the Divine

Musicians, dancers, photographers, poets, artists, and many other people bursting with creativity endow our world with color, meaning, and beauty. At the core of such abundant creativity lies an unbridled spirit, a freedom of expression, and boundless energy. How does that jive with a religious lifestyle that appears so restrictive and limiting?


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Wednesday, March 14 2018
Where Do I Fit In?
The Synthesis between Community and Individual

 What makes you most proud? Your individual accomplishments, or your contribution to the community? Are those perhaps the same thing? What if they clash? And which one is more important? Sacrificial goats, the tablets at Sinai, and the breastplate of the High Priest are the surprising authors of insightful commentary on these very questions.


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Wednesday, March 21 2018
Stealing Freedom
When Jailbreaking Is the Only Option

 “You don’t have what it takes.” “Stop faking it.” “Who do you think you are?” Ever heard those before? Yeah, we all have. You want to turn things around, be a better you . . . despite all the naysayers. What to do? Take a cue from the Passover story and “snatch your afikomen”—steal your way to a brighter future.


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Wednesday, March 28 2018
Consumer Culture
Balancing Mind and Matter

 Many great sages sufficed with bread and water, shunning the caviar and the Rolls Royce. But is having a few extras really so bad? Discover how, when, and why we ought to make use of the finer things in life in a way that complements, rather than contradicts, our spiritual selves. 


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Celebrate Chanukah with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dec
18
8:30 PM20:30

Celebrate Chanukah with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Siege the Night with the power of light!

Join us as we celebrate Chanukah with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

Start the celebration with an exclusive pregame giant Menorah lighting at 7 PM, featuring special guest, Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Galzer. A special tailgate will follow, located at Quad C on the southeast corner of the stadium, complete with delicious Latkes, doughnuts & dessert. Plus! Jam along with your favorite Chanukah tunes as you enjoy a top shelf bar!

Enjoy discounted game tickets in both the Club and upper levels that include a special Buccaneers souvenir. Plus! Catch a replay of of the Menorah Lighting during the game on the Stadium's GIANT BucVision video screens!

For more details and to purchase tickets: Buccaneers.com/JHN

Please let us know that you bought tickets as we do not have access to the ticketing system. Looking forward to a fun event.

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Chanukah Street Fair & Menorah Lighting
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Chanukah Street Fair & Menorah Lighting

Featuring Our Hernando County Commissioners, Sheriff & School Board to Light the Grand 9 Foot Menorah. 

  • Commissioner Jeff Holcomb, District 4
  • Commissioner John Allocco, District 3
  • Commissioner Nick Nicholson, District 1
  • Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County 
  • Mark Johnson, Hernando County School Board Chairman

Enjoy the Phoenix Fire & Art showPerformance, includes a team performance of fire breathing, fire and LED magic, fire dragon staff, fire and LED fire levitation wand,and acrobatics. Mesmerizing, entertaining and fun for all ages. 

Also featured will be music, Create Your Own Menorah to take home, Arts N Crafts, Hot Latkes, Donuts, Menorah Raffle & Other Prizes, celebrating the joy of Chanukah will be an experience to be remembered.

The highlight of the event will be the Grand Menorah lighting, where prizes will be raffled off for all attendees of the lighting ceremony. All children will receive Chanukah Gelt of one crisp dollar bill.

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Jewish Heritage Night at The Tampa Bay Lighting
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Heritage Night at The Tampa Bay Lighting

  • Amalie Arena - Tampa Bay Lightning (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come Celebrate Chanukah while cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning as they battle it out against the Colorado Avalanche !! Pre-Game Menorah Lighting with Professional Sports Players, Owners, and Front office personnel at Ford Thunder Ally.

Tickets ONLY $30
- Terrace Level Endzone Game Ticket ($50 face value), 
- Kosher Meal, plus Hot Latkes
- LIMITED Edition Souvenir
- Exclusive access to private Jewish Heritage Night Party Deck.

Thursday December 7th @ Amalie Arena
6:30 Pre-Game at Ford Thunder Ally 

To register visit www.JewishLightning.com promo code: Chanukah17 or contact Sam Reiner at 813.301.6814 or sreiner@amaliearena.com

Sponsorships & Lighting Experiences Available

Jewish Heritage Night is a joint project of Chabad Centers of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation

Please let us know that you bought tickets as we do not have access to the ticketing system. Looking forward to a fun event.

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Jewish Women's Circle Event: Knead a Break
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Jewish Women's Circle Event: Knead a Break

You Are Invited To Our First Jewish Women's Circle Event: Knead a Break.

Every women deserves a night out, let's come together to make our very own delicious homemade challah. Discover the beauty behind the mitzvah of challah and the blessings it brings to your family, as we explore the sacred mitzvot for women.

  • Meet new ladies in the community and enjoy a delicious "taste of Shabbat".
  • Learn how to make your very own Challah, new braiding styles, with lots of yummy toppings.
  • Bring your family and friends and lets have a fun night out! 
     
  • Suggested Donation: $8 person~ Sponsor $100
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Mega Challah Bake For Women
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mega Challah Bake For Women

  • Chabad at Wiregrass Jewish Centre  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Ladies, 

I am excited to announce that I will be leading a table from the Spring Hill Community at the Mega Challah Bake at Chabad of Wiregrass. This incredible event brings women together to share in the Mitzvah of baking challah. The Mitzvah of baking challah brings an abundance of blessing for you and your whole family. It is a special time to ask G-d for anything that you desire. 

Close your eyes and imagine 100 + women baking Challah together in UNITY.
The energy. The momentum. The experience of a lifetime. You want to be a part of this amazing experience! We will laugh, cry and dance together as all our prayers will be answered in unison.

Participants will go home with their very own Challah, Challah Bake apron and goodies. As well, we will enjoy a delicious buffet of “tastes of Shabbat!”

Let's share the experience together!

Please follow the instructions below to purchase your tickets:

1) Go to www.chabadatwiregrass.com/megachallahbake 
2) By "Table Captain" choose Seema Lipszyc. You will be assigned a seat at our reserved table
3) Follow the rest of the instructions on the website to complete the reservation.

If you would like to get a ride or would be able to take someone else please let me know and I will help make it possible!

Lets join together ladies and unite as one!

Warmly,
Seema Lipszyc

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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Oct
18
to Dec 27

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Us for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

We value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, October 18 2017
The Ways of Praise
You Never Know How Far a Compliment Will Go

Of all the impressive people in the Bible, only one gets a shout-out from G-d. Not Moses, not Abraham, and not Elijah. Who? Noah, of all people. What was so special about this deluge-dodging daredevil that earned him such heaping praise?


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Wednesday, October 25 2017
Abraham's Worry
The Real Benefits of Fame and Fortune

 “He really only did it so everyone can say how nice he is . . . .” Ever heard that one before? Has the prospect of doing the right thing for the wrong reason ever scared you off? Through the worries of Abraham and the mendacities of recalcitrant husbands, discover your hidden goodness and never be scared again.


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Wednesday, November 1 2017
Of Angels and Food
How to Eat Like an Angel

Ice cream, savory peanuts, filet mignon—we all have our preferences. But can there be anything holy about our eating habits? Is there a noble side to digging in? Surprisingly, the answer is “Yes!” Find out how to take your gastronomic pursuits to the next level.


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Wednesday, November 8 2017
Of Omens and Amens
Is It Okay to Look for ?Signs??

While the weatherman jabbers on about the future, we are still wary of pulling out the crystal ball and letting it call the shots. But some people do indeed avoid the thirteenth floor of a building, or scheduling anything significant on Friday the Thirteenth. So, what does Judaism say about all this spooky stuff?


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Wednesday, November 15 2017
Miraculous Beginnings
Sowing the Seeds of the Jewish Nation

The painful theme of childlessness is found again and again at the beginning of the Jewish story. But why did the beginning of our nation entail such hardship? Discover the depth and the beauty of our prayerful matriarchs as they laid the foundation for the eternal edifice of the Jewish people.


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Wednesday, November 22 2017
Writing Your Life Story
Don't Get Stuck in the Narrative

Ever feel like your life is playing out in front of you, and you are just watching the show? While past failures and perceived challenges may make it seem like your life’s story has already been written, Jacob shows that at any moment, we can turn things around for the better.


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Wednesday, November 29 2017
Game of Names
Who Is the Real Jew?

What’s the ideal modus operandi? Aggressive and brash; assertive and confident? Or perhaps more reconciliatory and compromising; meager and humble. It is this identity crisis that unfolds over the name change from “Jacob” to “Israel.” That both names are kept for posterity speaks volumes to our approach in life as servants of the Divine.


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Wednesday, December 6 2017
The Bigger Picture
Everything You Do Affects the Entire World

It’s easy to be the good guy when nobody’s watching. But when there’s nobody around, where do you find the moral fortitude to withstand temptation? It’s the realization that our actions affect far more than the here and now that empowers us to act responsibly.


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Wednesday, December 13 2017
For G-d's Sake
Are We Capable of Altruism?

We get it. It’s hard to always be firing on all cylinders. We’re talking in a spiritual sense—to always be doing good things for the right reasons. So, go ahead and do what it takes to get the job done. But remember, there’s one part that you should always keep sacred, a lone pocket of truth that is altruistic and pure. And it’s burning right there—in the Chanukah candles.


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Wednesday, December 20 2017
When Life Give You Exile...
Lessons in Anger Management

If your brothers sold you into slavery, you wound up in prison, and you were estranged from your home for seventeen-plus years, you probably wouldn’t think too highly of your next of kin. But Joseph shattered all expectations and acted majestically with his past tormentors. From whence his courage? Expose the secret sauce of this towering figure of forgiveness.


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Wednesday, December 27 2017
Obstacles or Stepping Stones?
Finding the Light within the Dark

We’re used to thinking of light and darkness as polar opposites, existential metaphors for all kinds of binary worlds. In this class, we plumb the depth of kabbalistic paradigms to come up with a fresh perspective—one that can, perhaps, reframe life in a surprisingly empowering way.


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High Holidays 2017 - 5778
Sep
20
to Sep 30

High Holidays 2017 - 5778

Join Us for High Holiday services. The prayers are warm, the people are friendly and everyone feels at home.

Whether your background in Jewish prayer and practice is extensive or limited, the services will leave you feeling enriched, connected, uplifted and energized to start your New Year in the most meaningful way.

Many of the prayers are recited by the congregation in unison, specifically in English, so that everyone can participate. Hebrew/English prayer books are used throughout the service. Rabbi Chaim & Seema Lipszyc provide an English running commentary of explanatory and meaningful insights as well as a fun children's program. Reserve your seat today. 

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All are welcome. No Membership Required.  

Free Admission, Assigned Seating Please RSVP

Schedule of Services

Rosh Hashanah

September 20th

Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Kiddush following Services

September 21st
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Childrens Program 11:45
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush following Services

September 22nd
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Childrens Program 11:45
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush following Services

Yom Kippur

September 29th

Kol Nidrei Services: 6:45 pm

September 30th
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Afternoon & Neilah Closing Service: 5:45pm
Shofar Blast: 7:52pm
Followed by break the fast

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Shofar Factory
Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Shofar Factory

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Pre-Rosh Hashanah Family Workshop

In preparation for the Jewish new year, children and their families will craft ram's horn instruments, known as "Shofar" in Hebrew, at Chabad Spring Hills "Shofar Factory." Visitors to the Shofar Factory will have the unique opportunity to craft a beautiful shofar from a genuine ram's horn, as they learn the entire process from the cleaning, to the final polishing during the workshop. Gain new insights into the history and significance of the Shofar and its role on the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.  

At the end of the presentation each child will be given their Shofar to keep as a memento of this exciting workshop.

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Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Jul
19
to Oct 4

Bagels & Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Chabad for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, July 19 2017
No Wrong Turn
Each Person?s Individual Mission

Why do I get stuck in traffic? Why did I miss my flight? Why do I live in this neighborhood? What’s the meaning behind all the randomness in my life? Some may indeed assign it to the “Universe” or other haphazardness. This class tells a very different story.


Wednesday, July 26 2017
Reparative Wreckage
The Positive Side of Destruction

Our Temple lies in ruins—a reality we’ve been forced to cope with for a couple of thousand years now. But was G-d really allowed to put a wrecking ball to His sanctuary? A fresh look at the legalities of Temple damage leads us to a startling recalibrating of loss and tragedy.


Wednesday, August 2 2017
Summoning the Love
How to Master the Emotional Roadmap

If life were a romance novel, it would be easy to be “in love” at any given moment. Alas, it isn’t. Far from it. Love is quite an elusive trait, which makes the command, “Love your G-d,” all the more baffling. Discover the key to summoning the love whenever you wish.


Wednesday, August 9 2017
Jewish Apocrypha?
Safeguarding the Purity of Faith

Throughout our storied past, the Jewish people have zealously clung to their faith, fiercely rejecting any threat to the fundamental tenets of our belief. So, what do we make of all the other literature out there? Explore the annals of apocrypha and, in a surprising twist, a battle of presses in nineteenth-century Europe.


Wednesday, August 16 2017
Pick a Side
 

Can you define who you are? Or at least define who you aren’t? If you can, then you’ve done something positive. Even if you find yourself in the heretic’s corner, you are headed in the right direction, because sometimes being undecided is worse than being wrong.


Wednesday, August 23 2017
Bearing Witness
Working as G-d?s Agent

Whether it’s in a courtroom or a public hearing, giving testimony is serious business. But did you know that your very existence as a Jew is a testimony of sorts? Find out your legal rights and obligations as G-d’s witness.


Wednesday, August 30 2017
The Divorce Dilemma
A Deep Dive into the Divorce Dynamic

Judaism seems to be downright divorce-phobic. Why is divorce really all that bad? Are there any situations that warrant a divorce in the Jewish conscience? Of course. Not only that, the very notion of divorce only aides the institution of marriage. Find out how.

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Wednesday, September 6 2017
The Gift of the Giver
The Gratitude-Happiness Connection

Living in the age of “stuff,” it is becoming clearer that more is not always merrier. But If we are so well off compared to previous generations, why are we so unhappy? By understanding the root causes of misery, we find a simple formula for gratitude, happiness, and true wealth.


Wednesday, September 13 2017
A Call For Unity
Hakhel, Then and Now

When the Temple stood, the Jewish nation would gather once in seven years to hear the King read publicly from the Torah. Standing united, every Jew would draw lasting inspiration to last for years to come. Though the Temple doesn’t currently stand, this class shows that we can and should observe hakhel in our time.


Wednesday, September 20 2017
The Silent Voice
Listening to the Shofar?s Call

Whether you are still young or already old and grey, Rosh Hashanah likely brings the shofar to mind. But what is the meaning of the shofar’s sound? This Rosh Hashanah anthology explains what a ram’s horn, long prayers, and the Jewish New Year have in common.


Wednesday, September 27 2017
The Holy Heretic
All Is Never Lost

Of all the Talmud’s characters, perhaps the most enigmatic is the story of Elisha ben Avuya—the illustrious scholar turned heretic. In an inspiring interpretation of the narrative, Elisha’s story is the story of all Jews. The point? All is never lost. G-d is waiting for you to return.


Wednesday, October 4 2017
What Moses Didn?t Know
Capturing the Core of the Jew

On the holiday that celebrates completing the Torah, we… hold it shut and dance around in circles. Have we gone mad? And where did this idea come from, anyway? Well, it’s as holy as Moses, or, as this class exposes, maybe even more.


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Lag B'omer BBQ Time
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Lag B'omer BBQ Time

Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 14th 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It is celebrated with outings (on which the children traditionally play with bows and arrows), bonfires, and other joyous events. Many visit the resting place (in Meron, northern Israel) of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the anniversary of whose passing is on this day.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the common era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the “Kabbalah,” and is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as “the day of my joy.”

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Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned
Apr
26
to Jul 12

Torah Studies - Happiness is Learned

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 pm
 

Join Chabad for a wonderful brunch spread of bagels, lox, shmear, juice, & coffee. Served up alongside the main dish: a healthy helping of Torah!

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

  • $7 Per Class 
  • $15 Textbook
  • $65 Entire Course - Includes Textbook
  • $180 Sponsor 

Registration is required. 


Wednesday, April 26 2017
Women in Judaism: The Inside Story
Is There a Jewish Glass Ceiling?

The role of the Jewish mother is so hallowed and romanticized that it can seem to be the ultimate goal of Jewish womanhood. But is that really true? Is there any place for womanhood in Judaism outside of motherhood and family—culturally, religiously, and socially?


Wednesday, May 3 2017
The Theology of Theft
An Honest Look at Honesty

As good people, most of us don’t take other people’s stuff, obviously. So when the Torah cautions us, “Thou shalt not steal,” we must consider what deeper ethical message is implied, beyond outright theft. What can an honest person learn from the laws of honesty?


Wednesday, May 10 2017
Have a Jewish Field Day
Why and How We Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer

The thirty-third day of the omer is a day of celebration, bonfires, and a variety of interesting customs. What lies behind it all? In presenting the story of Lag Ba’Omer, this class reveals the specialness of the day and what message we can take from it.


Wednesday, May 17 2017
The First Chasid
Ba'al Shem Tov: The Man and His Movement

The Chasidic movement was founded in the eighteenth century by Rabbi Israel Ba’al Shem. What is the story of this man and what was his mission? Enjoy a biography of the Ba’al Shem Tov, and a glimpse of his teachings and the revolution he sparked.


Wednesday, May 24 2017
Making Sense of the Census
Why G-d Counts the Jewish People

Numerous times G-d counted the Jewish people. Was He obsessed with numbers or is there some message hidden in the numbers game? This class gets to the bottom of the numbers game and explains how counting us makes us count.


Wednesday, June 7 2017
DIY Judaism
Achieving Spiritual Independence

Visit the Western Wall? Check. Talk to a rabbi? Check. Go to synagogue frequently? Check. There are many external ways to nurture Jewish inspiration, and we should make use of them. But our ultimate goal should be to stand spiritually on our own two feet.


Wednesday, June 14 2017
Timeless Moments
On Visiting the Resting Place of the Righteous

The resting place of a saintly Jewish leader or scholar is also a place of prayer and introspection. But are we really allowed to pray to the dead? That sounds awfully pagan! Discover what happens when we pray at a tzaddik’s graveside, and how it enables us to experience a unique, timeless connection with G-d.


Wednesday, June 21 2017
Journey of a Blessing
Turning Spiritual Capital into Physical Goods

If we are judged during the High Holidays for the coming year, why do we pray each day? What are we praying for if everything has already been decided? This lesson explores how spiritual blessing translates into material well-being—and the role of the kohanim in making that happen.


Wednesday, June 28 2017
Because I Said So
Finding Meaning in the Laws of Ritual Purity

It may seem superstitious: Enter the wrong house or touch the wrong thing and the Torah renders you impure. Dip in the holy water and—Voilà!—you’re good as new. What are we to make of this system? With this question as its backdrop, this lesson sheds light on the meaning of connection with G-d and doing what He wants.


Wednesday, July 5 2017
Don?t Be a Fool
Turning on the Light in the Theater of the Absurd

Ever wonder why smart people do such stupid things? Before you spend all your money on self-help books about effective time management or finding the secrets of success, come to this class, and learn the Torah-prescribed habits of highly successful people.


Wednesday, July 12 2017
A Time to Renew
Why We Celebrate Rosh Chodesh

Each month, the Jewish people celebrate Rosh Chodesh, and the beginning of a new Jewish month. What exactly are we celebrating, and how do we celebrate it? This class explores Rosh Chodesh traditions and explains the connection between the Jewish people, the new moon, and the miracle of renewal.


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