SERVICE

Between the ages of 12 and 13, a young Jewish woman becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism, and must make the choice to continue in that faith herself. "Bat Mitzvah" literally means "daughter of the commandments." The celebration of a Bat Mitzvah signifies that the young woman is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible young Jewish woman in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.

Sophie's Bat Mitzvah service will be held on November 14, 2020
at Congregation Schaarai Zedek at 4:30 p.m.

Congregation Schaarai Zedek
3303 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33609

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CELEBRATION

We will be celebrating Sophie's Bat Mitzvah
at Palma Ceia Country Club immediately following services.

Palma Ceia Country Club
1601 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

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ATTIRE

The attire for Sophie's Bat Mitzvah reception is Cocktail Attire.
So what exactly does that mean??

Women & girls should wear party dresses. Men should wear suits. Boys should wear dress pants with a dress shirt, jacket & tie are optional.


HOTEL

We have a room block reserved at:

Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection
1207 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606

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or

Current Hotel
2545 N Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
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OUT-OF-TOWNERS

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Sophie's Bat Mitzvah weekend is November 13-15, 2020.

ITINERARY

Friday, November 13,2020 – 5:30 pm
Shabbat dinner TBD
followed by Shabbat services at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek

Saturday Afternoon - 4:30 pm
Bat Mitzvah service at
Congregation Schaarai Zedek

Saturday Night – immediately following services

Celebration
Palma Ceia Country Club
1601 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

click here for THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA

Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
One of our favorite teams!

Caribbean Cruise
If you are looking to escape for a few days, several cruise lines
offer cruises ranging from 4 days to over a week out of the Port Of Tampa.

Busch Gardens
Rollercoasters, animals, games, rides...such fun!

Honeymoon Island Beach
Right past Dunedin, a great family-friendly local beach.

Caladesi Island
One of the best beaches in the country!

Tarpon Springs
The home of the Sponge Docks.

Glazer Children's Museum
New to Tampa, & a great experience!

Ybor City
Lots of vintage shops, restaurants & cigars.

International Plaza
Great shopping!

The Shops at Wiregrass
More great shopping...but not in a traditional mall.

Hyde Park
Right off the Bayshore, a street filled with shops & restaurants.

Dunedin
Very quaint area filled with beachy shops & restaurants. The
marina is at the end of the street.

Florida Aquarium
Located in Channelside, a great place to take the kids.

Salvador Dali Museum
Located in St. Pete, a museum filed with truly unique art.


MITZVAH PROJECT

TBA


SOPHIE'S FRIENDS

Welcome to Sophie's Bat Mitzvah website! We're really happy you'll be sharing Sophie's special day with us. A lot of you have probably never been to a Bat Mitzvah, so you probably have tons of questions. There's more information throughout the website, but here's what you need to know in a nutshell!

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Q. What is a Bat Mitzvah and what exactly will I be doing there?
A. Between the ages of 12 and 13, a young Jewish woman becomes obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism, and must make the choice to continue in that faith herself. "Bat Mitzvah" literally means "daughter of the commandments." The celebration of a Bat Mitzvah signifies that the young woman is beginning and will continue to function as an active and responsible young Jewish woman in the synagogue and in the wider Jewish community.

So what does that mean exactly?

Sophie has been learning to read Hebrew since third grade and she's gotten really good at it. She's been studying specifically for her Bat Mitzvah over the past year. Sophie will read a lot of Hebrew at the service, but there will also be a good amount of English. She will lead the service and there will be a lot of interesting traditions for you to see. The service begins at 4:30 p.m., so please arrive by 4:15 p.m.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Girls should wear party dresses. Boys should wear dress pants with a dress shirt & tie. Jackets are optional. They can also wear a suit if they want to.

Please remember that you will be in a place of worship beforehand, so girls--please bring either a light sweater or wrap to cover your shoulders if you're wearing a strapless or sleeveless dress. And boys--you will be given a yarmulke when you enter the synagogue (& you'll wear that on your head!).

Q. What will the party be like?
A. Lots of food, games, music, dancing...and a whole bunch of other fun stuff! We have a dj who will be entertaining everyone, especially all of you. After all of Sophie's hard work, this is the time to relax and celebrate!

If you or your parents have any other questions, please email Barbara Keskiner at BKeskiner@crwf.com. We'll see you November 14th!


CONTACT US

Barbara's email
BKeskiner@crwf.com