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Take a Walk With Me Through Our New Campus

I am delighted to share the below images of The Larry & Mary Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life under construction. It is so exciting to see the transformation of our front 16 acres into new interior and exterior spaces for our community to learn, reflect, engage, debate and celebrate together…

Back to School with PJ Library

While sending kids back to school is a hectic time for parents, we have a lot to look forward to. Our yeladim (children) are going to learn so much, meet new teachers, reunite with friends and make new ones.

Even though most of our little ones attend different schools in our two-county area…

Musing in a New Place

This is the first in a series of blogs I will be writing for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.


As a way of introduction, I am a native Floridian (yes, there really is such a thing), and for 18 years I got to know many of you through my work at the Herald-Tribune, as editor of Styl…

Federation Awards $13,000 in Scholarships for Teen Travel Experience

One of the greatest ways in which The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee fulfills its mission tenet of supporting those in need is by providing opportunities for our local teens to travel on a Jewish program.

Each spring we award travel scholarships for teenagers to travel to Israel. Thr…

Special Campus Update from Shep Englander, CEO

While it may be summer here, we at the Federation have been at work finalizing designs, securing critical financing, and starting construction for The Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life. In 18 months' time, we will be welcoming you to explore our enhanced facilities and gar…