Chai Mitzvah will provide you with the spark to further ignite Jewish life throughout Tampa.

Need a new way to connect to friends and make a few new ones too?  Chai at home has gone virtual!   It is a unique forum for meaningful and informal discussions about Jewish life. To learn more about starting a new virtual group, contact Amy Gross at

Interested in joining a group of people on a journey as you learn and grow your Jewish Concepts? Chai Mitzvah is an engagement experience.  It’s more than a program. It’s more than a typical adult education class.


Chai Mitzvah will provide you with the spark to further ignite Jewish life throughout Tampa.


Your group meets once a month for nine months to learn from a set curriculum provided by Chai Mitzvah.  Some of the topics to be covered include:

  •          interpersonal relationships
  •          new insights and meaning to the Passover Seder
  •          Israel and the Jewish Spirit
  •          Gratitude and tzedakah


Chai Mitzvah is a program to enhance Jewish engagement. Like a book group, Chai Mitzvah network groups meet monthly with text-based source books on Jewish topics.


The low annual cost of $36 per person includes supplies and learning resources for your 9-month journey.  Miss a session?  No problem - the topics are unique each month. Throughout the year, there will also be opportunities to network with others participating in Chai Mitzvah groups in the Tampa Bay area.


Start a group with friends.  Synagogues and organizations can also participate for any number of Chai Mitzvah groups – consider separate groups for Sisterhood, Brotherhood or Seniors.


How do I participate?

Join a JCC Chai Mitzvah group today.

Or start your own Chai Mitzvah group with friends, colleagues or in your synagogue!

Chai Mitzvah is a way to reconnect, recharge, re-examine your Jewish life. 

Take the first step and email us now.


For more information contact the Tampa Chai Mitzvah Coordinator:

Jen Goldberg, Executive Director of Education:


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Chai Mitzvah group? 



Finally!  A multi-generational group of women coming together to connect, share, and learn from one another.  Chai Mitzvah is helping to create deeper roots for me in Tampa as we form new relationships and strengthen existing relationships.  The discussion material helps me reflect on my upbringing, family traditions, and values.  It is very special!

-Kathryn K.



From our very first gathering, our diverse group has gained insight and shared thoughts and perspectives on family values…all through lively discussions and camaraderie!

-Shari M.



Chai Mitzvah provides a platform for participants to share their thoughts on important topics, while gaining insight from others.  I am grateful for the wisdom and friendship I have gained from the Chai Mitzvah gatherings.  Thank you!

-Nancy W.