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September 24, 2010  RSS feed
Organizations

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Organizations

Hadassah

Lose big: Brandon Chai Group of Hadassah has a Biggest Loser campaign. Participants pay a $36 donation and the person who loses the largest percent of their weight wins $250. The initial weigh-in is Monday, Oct. 11. The final weigh-in is Dec. 13. Call Lynne England at (813) 689-1247 for information and to schedule weigh-ins, which will occur at 500 Vonderburg Drive, West Tower, Suite 211, in Brandon.

Seniors

Computer class: An eight-session computer class for seniors will begin Wednesday, Oct. 6 and run through Dec. 1. The class will be from 10 a.m. – noon at the Tampa JCC, 13009 Community Campus Drive. Instructor is Myron Thorner, an IBM retiree who currently operates a local computer repair and service company. The class will cover the basic use of the home computer including email, the Internet and using common Microsoft applications. Cost is $55 for JCC members; $60 non-members. Register at the Tampa JCC front desk or by phone at 264-9000 by Wednesday, Sept. 29. Your payment is your reservation. The class must have a minimum of five participants and a maximum of eight. For more information, contact Pam Cotner at 769-4748.

JeTSetters: The Tampa JCC and Tampa Jewish Family Services offer a special designed program for seniors 65 and older including guest speakers, current event presentations, cultural and spiritual events, art classes, card games and a buffet lunch. Held twice a month on Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tampa JCC, there is no charge. Seniors must make a reservation in advance to attend the program and it is on first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Pam Cotner, Tampa JCC Senior Adult Program Director, at 264-9000.

B’nai B’rith

Ex-national official to speak: The Greater Tampa Bay B’nai B’rith Unit 2603 will hold its next bagel and lox brunch on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. - noon. The guest speaker will be Howard Rothman, past International Senior Vice President of B’nai B’rith International. Rothman will speak about “B’nai B’rith – Our Relevance for Today and Tomorrow.” The meeting will be at the JCC Suncoast North, 2075 Sunnydale Blvd, Clearwater. Non-members are welcome, but reservations are a must. Cost of the brunch is $6. RSVP to unit President Stuart Berger at (727) 480-5721.

Genealogical Society

Genealogy workshop: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the John F. Germany Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa for a hands-on workshop for individual research. This library has one of the most complete sets of genealogical holdings of any library in the Tampa Bay region. An expert in genealogy will give an overview of the library’s resources including its large microfilm collection of immigration records, provide a private tour, and help with research. Several experienced society mentors will also be available to provide guided assistance at this session. Attendees should bring their own materials to do their research at the library. For information or directions to the meeting, call Sally Israel at (727) 343-1652.

Singles

A latke bash: Join in a pre-Chanukah celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with the Congregation Schaarai Zedek Singles at 3303 W. Swann Avenue, Tampa. Yes, the event is a little early this year. Come for a night of latke making, provided by datz’s deli. The event will also include wine and schmoozing. A $5 minimum donation includes latkes, sour cream and datz’s homemade applesauce. You do not have to be a temple member to participate in the group. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail SZRavak-owner@ yahoogroups.com by Oct. 7.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s caregivers: Menorah Manor’s Bresler Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Program offers a complimentary support group open to anyone in the community. This group meets in the Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor, 255 59th St. N., St. Petersburg, on the first Thursday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m. For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg, MSW, director of the Bresler Program, at (727) 302-3750.


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