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

Chai Mitzvah is an engagement experience.  It’s more than a program. It’s more than a typical adult education class. It’s a journey for you to take over the course of nine months, with others engaged in a similar journey. 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 one-time 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 concurrent Chai Mitzvah groups in the Tampa Bay area.


How do I participate?

Groups will be held at the JCCs, see the schedule below.

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

Bryan Glazer Family JCC JCC on the Cohn Campus
Chai Mitzvah Group Dates: Chai Mitzvah Group Dates:
September 27, 2018 October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018 November 8, 2018
November 29, 2018 December 6, 2018
January 3, 2019 January 24, 2019
January 31, 2019 February 28, 2019
March 7, 2019 March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 April 25, 2019
May 2, 2019 May 30, 2019
June 6, 2019 June 27, 2019


JCC Chai Mitzvah groups will meet from 7 to 8pm.


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 Jen Goldberg, Executive Director of Education:

Interested in joining a JCC
Chai Mitzvah group?