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Mike Eisenstadt, z"l

Mike EisenstadtIn today's Tampa, Florida, Tribune, there is an obituary for Mike Eisenstadt, long-time Jewish radio host, long-time klezmer clarinetist, long-time participant of the Jewish-Music mailing list, and of course, long-time activist in the Tampla, FL Jewish community and federation.

CD coverMike Eisenstadt

Mike had been fighting cancer for a couple of years, although, ever looking towards life, he found time and energy to record an excellent klezmer album (Chazak! / The Mike Eisenstadt Band) just last year. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Congregation Kol-Ami, LifePath Hospice, The Jewish National Fund or to The Caring Bridge at www.caringbridge.org.


Mike was a mench, a sweet and kind soul. Although I did not know him well, I will miss him very much! May his memory be for a blessing. Craig Taubman

Mike was a fixture of both the Jewish and the progressive communities in this area. His many year committment to WMNF informed and enhanced the lives of more people than simply the Tampa Bay area.
Mike's "Sunday Simcha" broadcasts have been spread over the internet, taped and passed hand to hand to folks across the country and have been a mainstay of my life in this area.
His humor and energy will be sorely missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

Nechamah Singer

I've known Mike and his family since coming to Tampa some 25 years ago, when we all met at the Masonic Lodge and then the new Kol Ami Bldg. He is and will always be dear to me..his sweetness and his love of Judaism are hard to equal. He never forgot you and we were so lucky to have been able to share our simchas with him. My heart goes all out to Debbie and his family..he was taken too soon

Mike was a very caring individual who gave his all to many facets of the Jewish community. His contributions to Kol Ami, Jewish Music, and Israel will not be forgotten. When living in Tampa (and not working), I rarely missed his radio show.

His presence will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

To the family: "Hamakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar avelay Tzion Virushalyim." May God who comforts Israel, grant you solace in your bereavement.

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