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Cong. Beth Am

Women’s stories: The community is invited to a performance of SheVolution, a new production by Powerstories Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the temple. SheVolution is a celebration of women, with stories and songs written and performed by women. Everyone, middle school age and above, are welcome. Cost is $8, which includes a dessert reception following the 70-minute performance. Proceeds will provide scholarships to Powerstories girls’ programs, which teach girls to find their voices. Advance reservations are appreciated. Call or e-mail Janice Nepon-Sixt at (813) 265-2545 or Tickets are also available at the door.

Talmud study: Learn a bit of Talmud, at the weekly lesson every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the rabbi’s office, and work your way through a section of the oldest writings in the rabbinic world.

Adult Hebrew classes: For those who want to learn Hebrew or come to the Torah as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, classes will be held on Wednesdays beginning on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. This class presumes a basic knowledge of the Hebrew letters; classes for beginners will resume next year. All those working towards Bar/Bat Mitzvah will continue with classes starting at 8 p.m. For more information, contact

Rabbi Jason Rosenberg at Rabbi-

Café Shabbat: The next Café Shabbat event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 16. Join in for breakfast just before services, at 9 a.m. Participate in the Torah study or just relax and then stay for afternoon activities, which include a vegetarian potluck lunch, ice cream sundaes and games. Those who can help with the potluck lunch should contact Liz Strom at lizstrom@

Adults at leisure: The Zahav Group will resume programming on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11:30 a.m. with a brown bag lunch at the temple. For more information, call

Maxine at 962-3863.

Men’s Club meets: The Men’s Club will hold its first meeting of the new season on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the oneg room. This will be a planning session to discuss finances, fundraising, speakers and social outings for the year. Breakfast will be served. For more information, call Joel Poiley at 766-1900.

Cong. Rodeph Sholom

Simchat Torah celebration: There will be singing, dancing, puppets and a tiny Torah for children who are 7 and younger to march around the synagogue with on Friday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. A kiddie kiddush reception will follow this celebration! The event is open to the community.

Sisterhood installation: The Sisterhood will install new officers on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. during Shabbat eve services. Immediately following services there will be a Shabbat dinner catered by Lynn’s Catering. For more information and to RSVP, call 837-1911.

Torah study: Join Rabbi Marc Sack in his office for a Torah study on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Scones and coffee will be served. Dress is casual. Yoga for the cure: Take a yoga class in the social hall to benefit breast cancer awareness and a cure on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. A donation of $25 is requested, with proceeds going to the Suncoast Chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Refreshments will be provided. The event is open to the public. Call Rodeph Sholom for more details.

Munchkins, music & moms: Dance, sing and play with your baby and toddler while meeting other moms on Monday, Oct. 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The free program will be led by a previous instructor at Kindermusik and Gymboree. and is open to both members and nonmembers.

Judaism 101: A class entitled “In the Beginning” continues on Wednesdays through March 30, 2011. It will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to those of all faiths. This is an introduction to Judaism covering all the basics of Jewish ritual and belief. For more information and to register, call Rabbi Sack.

Florida Jewish heritage: Learn about the history of Jews in Florida on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. when Marcia Jo Zerivitz, founding director and chief curator of the Jewish Museum of Florida, will present a talk on the 250-year history of Jews in Florida, with a section on the Jews of Tampa. A light lunch will follow the lecture. Rodeph Sholom’s congregant Sam Pincus has coordinated this event. It is open to the community and free of charge.

Sisterhood event: The Sisterhood’s combined opening and paid-up membership event is set for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The group will gather at the Tampa Museum of Art. There will be a special docent tour of “The American Impressionists,” followed by dinner catered by Mise En Place’s Sono Café. No charge for paid Sisterhood members.

Bais Menachem


Soup, Salad & Soul: A monthly woman’s study group to exercise the mind, warm the heart, and rekindle the soul will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Participants are invited to being their mom, co-worker, sister or friend. The event is free. For more information, contact Dvorki Rivkin at 983-9770 or email Chana Rivkin at bmchabad@

Mommy and Me: Moms and their children, from birth through 5 years old are invited to participate in song, dance, arts and crafts and more every Thursday from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Moms meet moms in their homes, so call for the upcoming location. RSVP to Dvorki Rivkin at (813) 983-9770 or Chana at

Cong. Beth Shalom


Bingo: Bingo will resume Saturday, Oct. 2. Both participants and volunteers are needed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact

Anna Feldman at (813) 681-8093 or

Cong. Kol Ami

Sisterhood re-enrollment: The Sisterhood will hold a Roaring ’20s party on Sunday, Oct. 3 in the social hall, in memory of Judy Sobel and all Sisterhood breast cancer survivors. There will be pink martinis, 1920s jazz and 1920s dance lessons. Roaring ‘20s dress is optional. The tzedakah project will be decorating wig forms to be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center. A $5 donation is requested. RSVP to Anita Altman at or (813) 973-9769, or Sheri Peterson at speters7@ or (813) 961-1865. The annual Sisterhood dues are $25; cost for guests is $18. Donations will be accepted for the Race of the Cure runners/walkers and 3-Day walkers.

Film preview: Filmmaker Leora Chai will discuss the work-in-progress documentary Freedom Fighters of Nili. on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 9:45 a.m. Nili was a secret, pro- British spy network which operated under the Ottoman rule in Palestine during World War I under the leadership of world renowned agronomist Aaron Aaronshon. A few short segments of rough-cut will be shown.

Get organized: On Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. Sharon Cross will teach a class in how to organize your computer.

Mondays with Mordy: Beginning Monday, Oct. 11, Rabbi Mordechai Levy will lead a discussion group on the second Monday of each month.

Haftarah trope: Those interested in learning the tropes for chanting the haftorah are invited to join Hazan Jodi Sered-Lever on Tuesdays, Oct. 5,12,19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., following minyan.

Finding the sacred: Join Hazan Sered-Lever on Tuesdays, Oct. 5,12,19 and 26 at 11 a.m. will lead discussions of Jewish themes in the stories and how they relate to present life.

Talmud’s greatest hits: On Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., Rabbi Bob Judd will lead a class delving into the most poplar and interesting aspects of the Talmud.

Jewish meditation: Rabbi Judd will teach basic Jewish meditation techniques before minyan every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kol Ami chapel. Participants will learn, discuss, and put what is learned into practice.

Scholar in residence: Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will serve as Scholar-in-Residence during Shabbat services and be the special guest at a new member Shabbat dinner of Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Prior to dinner, at the Shabbat eve services at 6:30 p.m, Hovannisian will address: “Genocide as a defining moment: Armenian-Jewish connections.” During Shabbat morning services, Oct. 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m., he will speak on “Remembrance and Denial: Armenian and Jewish Experiences.” The lectures are open to the community. RSVPs are required for dinner only.

Cong. Schaarai Zedek

Pre-service reception: The next Shabbat Pre-Neg, a Friday night pre-Service Shabbat wine and cheese nosh, will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the temple foyer. Services begin at 7:30 p.m.

Beginning Hebrew: Ann Rubin will teach a 10-week adult beginning Hebrew class on The Mondays, beginning Oct. 11 and running through Dec. 13 from 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m. The class will concentrate on learning the Hebrew alphabet – letters, sounds, letter-sound blending. Required textbook is available for purchase for $36. Call Sherry Stein, Director of Life Long Learning 876-2377, Ext. 210) to enroll.

Adult Jewish Learning: The world of Jewish writing and thought will be explored during the adult learning series on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Classes run from Oct. 6 - March 30. The series is divided into nine separate courses. Take one course or take them all. Call the temple office at 876- 2377, Ext. 200. for more information

Introduction to Judaism: Rabbi Richard Birnholz and Rabbi Joel Simon will teach a basic Judaism class on Wednesday evenings, beginning Oct. 6, and running through Dec. 8. Rabbi Birnholz will focus on life cycle events from 6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. and both rabbis will teach the portion on Jewish beliefs from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call the Schaarai Zedek office.

Cong. Beth Israel

Sun City Center

Plan on it: Join the Beth Israel Sisterhood on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. as president Ellen Stein welcomes everyone for a new year. Sun City Center freelance writer Rosie Clifton will present a program on “Your Best Laid Plans.” Clifton is known for her joie-de-vivre and humorous escapades. Dessert and coffee will be served at the conclusion of the program. For more information about Sisterhood, call June Bell at 642-8013.

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