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Interfaith Tea hopes to build bridges


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“Prayer in the Public Square” will be the topic when the Sisterhood of Congregation Rodeph Sholom hosts its 54th annual Ann Zack Memorial Interfaith Tea.

The March 19 event, which is free to the public but has limited space, will feature four panelists speaking on different aspects of the subject with Cass Fisher of the University of South Florida as the moderator.

The participants are attorney Alice Nelson on legal issues; the synagogue’s new rabbi, Joshua Hearshen; Bawa Jain, a New Tampa resident who is a Hindu and has organized international conferences; and the Rev. Len Plazewski, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church.

New Tampa resident Luise A. Burman is the chairwoman of the event. She said the Sisterhood has sent invitations to 65 churches and religious groups in the area.

“What I have seen in interfaith events is usually two houses of worship,” Burman said. “I’ve never seen it done on a scale like this.”

The tea is named for its late founder. A luncheon will follow.

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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Ann Zack Memorial Interfaith Tea

WHEN: 11 a.m. March 19

WHERE: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd.

COST: No charge

RESERVATIONS: Limited space; reservations required by calling (813) 837-1911 or online at www.rsholom.org

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