Ora Hour

A Look at The Ora, Sarasota's Newest Events Venue

The Ora will offer fine-dining catering and top-tier tech, but it's also helping to fill the area's need for more luxury event space with lots of square footage.

01/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Constellation Culinary Group Partners with Jewish Federation

The food and beverage operator will serve as the exclusive caterer for the 32-acre campus.

04/11/2022 By Staff


State of Florida Provides $1 Million in Funding to Jewish Federation

The grant will be used for safety and security.

06/14/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Jewish Federation Names New CEO

Shepard "Shep" Englander will succeed Howard Tevlowitz, who is retiring after 20 years as the federation's CEO.

04/29/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Jewish Federation Hires New Camp Director

Robby Etzkin was previously executive director of The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando.

03/05/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Nov. 25-Dec. 2

An outdoor photo exhibit, last chance to see orchids, Zoom talks and more.

11/25/2020 By Kay Kipling


CEO of Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee to Retire in 2021

Howard Tevlowitz has been the federation's CEO for more than 20 years.

11/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jewish Federation Adds to Development Team

Barbara Mazer has been named chief development strategist.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 5-Nov. 11

A Renaissance festival, several new art exhibitions, a nature fest and more.

11/05/2020 By Kay Kipling


Jewish Federation Holds Groundbreaking at Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life

The federation has raised $15.3 million of its $25 million goal through its "JFED Proud & Strong" campaign.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Drive-in movies, a new butterfly house, a Key Chorale online concert, book chats and more.

10/29/2020 By Kay Kipling


Jewish Federation Provides Second Round of Emergency Grants

The funding aims to help the Jewish community during the Covid-19 crisis.

08/12/2020 By Staff


Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sinai Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Messages

The temples, law enforcement and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee believe the perpetrator is the same man who vandalized Temple Emanu-El this spring.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Wings of Hope

Butterflies of Hope & Remembrance Uses the 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Liberation as a Communitywide Teaching Tool

This year-long series will bring educational programs and events to the Sarasota-Manatee area.

02/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Randon Carvel will serve as the new board president.

01/10/2020 By Staff


Jewish Federation, American Jewish Committee to Host 'No Hate. No Fear' Solidarity Rally

Sarasota-Manatee residents of every background and religion are invited to stand with the organizations in solidarity against anti-Semitic hate crimes.

01/07/2020 By Staff

New Hires

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Names New Director of Financial Resource Development

Samantha Bloom has extensive experience in strategic analytics, grant writing, direct mail, major gift solicitation, and prospect research for a wide variety of nonprofits.

04/29/2019 Photography by Staff

Come Together

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Will Hold a Vigil for Those Killed at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue

The vigil will take place in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Due to increased security, reservations are required

10/28/2018 By Staff


School Moving to Jewish Federation Campus in 2021

The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently inked a long-term lease with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

10/01/2018 By Staff


Donation Will Help Jewish Federation Redevelop Sarasota Campus

Philanthropist Larry Greenspon recently made a major donation to the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

06/06/2018 By Staff