Are you a young Jewish adult ages 25-40 with a passion for making a difference? Experience the Hope Cohen Barnett Leadership Training Institute (HCBLI) and learn now to take leadership role in making the Jewish community stronger!


The Tampa JCCs & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast invite emerging young leaders from the Tampa Bay area to participate in this innovative, eleven-program, leadership development experience.


Now in its 20th year, HCBLI is designed to inspire young professionals to get involved and take on leadership roles in the Tampa Bay Jewish community. Throughout the years, graduates have held leadership positions on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the Bay.


More than 300 young professionals have graduated from HCBLI, representing a cross-section of the region, both geographically and professionally.


Participation is limited to 18 people. Class sessions run 6:30-9:00 PM unless noted otherwise.



• $99 (early bird) per person if you apply by Friday, September 1, 2023.

• $150 per person thereafter. Includes course materials. Dinner will be served during all sessions.



Final deadline to apply is Friday, September 18, 2023. Applicants will be notified by email about the status of their applications by Monday, October 2, 2023.



• Enjoy an exclusive discussion with philanthropist Bryan Glazer, Co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

• Learn about the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator and Tampa’s innovation ecosystem

• Develop an understanding of the Tampa Bay Jewish community

• Experience the important work of our local beneficiary agencies



Jewish Community 101
Our Jewish Future
Jewish Identity
Making a Difference


Participants are expected to attend all sessions. By participating in HCBLI, participants are committing to giving a meaningful gift to the Annual Campaign of either the Tampa JCCs & Federation or the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast. This gift is in addition to the registration cost for the program.



For more information about the HCBLI please contact Lisa Robbins (Tampa JCCs & Federation - Hillsborough and East Pasco Counties) at 813.769.4723 or email  or Maxine Kaufman (Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast - Pinellas, West Pasco and Hernando Counties) at 727.333.3106 or email

The Hope Barnett Leadership Institute.

Experience the Hope Cohen Barnett Leadership Institute (HCBLI) starting this fall.

The mission of the HCBLI is to identify, engage, educate, and prepare the most prominent young Jewish leaders of the community to assume major leadership roles throughout the Jewish community of Tampa Bay. Our vision is to provide a new foundation for a united and thriving Jewish community.

The application and payment links will be available at:  



Monday, October 16

Thursday, October 26

Monday, October 30

Friday, November 10
(Shabbat dinner)

Monday, November 13

Monday, November 27

Monday, December 11

Monday, December 18

Monday, January 8

Friday, January 26
(Shabbat dinner)

Sunday, February 4
(Annual President’s Dinner)

Monday, February 5

Monday, February 26

Thursday, March 28