Thank G‑d we’ve been blessed with damage far less then what was predicted here in Tampa, but many of us are still struggling with loss of power, damages etc. 

Many of you have expressed interest in helping those more seriously affected by the storm, please donate now to help those in need. Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of all funds will go directly to provide humanitarian relief, to help those in need.



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As of 11am today when I communicated with Mayor Rick Kriseman, there are 416,000 people  without power in Pinellas county. As such, today, Tuesday 9/12, we will once again be offering a hot dinner to the community, free of charge. Whether you’re out of power, or could  use some company, we are here to help you! Come join us. 

Dinner tonight will be held from 6pm - 8pm at the following locations:

Chabad Jewish Center of Greater S. Petersburg, 4010 Park St. N, 33709. (If you are joining us in S. Pete, please email

Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco New Port Richey/Trinity: 10733 Maple Creek Dr #101 ( If you are joining us in New Port Richey/Trinity, please email us at

Power UP!

While out of power, many have run out of battery on their portable devices- increasing the feeling of helplessness. Do you have a fully charged power bank that you would like to donate to those who need it? Drop off at the Chabad Center S. Pete between 5-8pm.

May G‑d bless us to join together as one community in celebration of happy occasions! 

Rabbi Alter & Chaya Korf



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Pinelawn County Updates: 

Florida is facing an unprecedented crisis. Chabad of St Petersburg has mobilized to help people in every way possible and help provide emergency relief to bring families to safety, meals and shelter.

Please call our EMERGENCY HOTLINE for any Hurricane related needs 727-344-4900 We have a team of volunteers who will do their best to take care of any Non-Life threatening Emergency issues. If you need anything don't hesitate to contact us ANYTIME.

If you would like to make a donation to relief efforts, you may donate below. Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of all funds will go directly to provide humanitarian relief, helping those in need.

Your support helps us ensure the safety of more vulnerable members of our community who are in need during Hurricane Irma.

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As we all prepare to protect our homes and families during Hurricane Irma, we at Chabad Jewish Center of Greater S. Petersburg are also concerned about protecting the more vulnerable members of our community.

I have spoken to several people who are living alone, have limited ability to buy wood to shutter their windows, or run from store to store looking for water.

We are compiling a list of names of people who do not have any close friends or relatives nearby who can check on them in the event we get hit hard and lose electricity etc.  We are also asking for volunteers who can take responsibility to just check up and give emotional support to someone living near them that can use the reassuring phone call.

Contact us at any time - Phones will be working under all conditions 

If you, or someone you know, is going to be alone and without support this weekend; or if you can volunteer to possibly host or check up on some older members, please so we can coordinate, or call the office at 727-344-4900.  We have access to all calls and messages to this number as it is cloud based  and can be access even if phones and power lines are out.  

For questions on hurricane preparations, or for Pinellas County updates: 

With blessings that the storm blows away, and that we all remain healthy, safe and sound!

Rabbi Alter & Chaya Korf


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