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November 6, 2012  RSS feed

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Centennial gala: Dr. Robert Norman will receive the Humanitarian Award at the Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah’s Centennial gala on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner, dancing, presentation and entertainment will follow.

Alex Sink, former state Chief Financial Officer and Democratic candidate for governor in 2010, will be keynote speaker for the event. Sink is currently founder and chair of Florida Next Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization focused on diversifying Florida’s economy. Maureen (Miki) Schulman, a board member of both national Hadassah and the Hadassah Medical Organization’s board of directors, as well as the 2012 National Convention chair, will also speak. Joyce H. Karpay, who represents a four-generation Hadassah family, will be the evening’s mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call (813) 476-0160.


Latke bash: The Jewish singles group Ravak will hold a pre-Chanukah latke bash on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W. Swann Ave. Tampa. Enjoy a night of latke making, wine, and schmoozing. A $5 minimum donation includes wine, latkes, sour cream and applesauce. The temple gift shop will be open for Chanukah shopping. Canned goods will be collected for those in need. For more information and to RSVP, email SZRAVAK-owner@ by Nov. 30. The only requirements to attend Ravak events are that participants are single and Jewish.

Genealogy Society

Tracking relatives: Professional genealogist and systems analyst Pete Tanner will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Tampa Bay on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Tanner has been successful in locating previously unknown family members using social media, public records and various other media and will discuss techniques and websites used in his quest. A pre-program social with refreshments and access to the genealogy library begins at 1:30 p.m. and the program is at 2 p.m. For more information or directions to the meeting, call Linda Zolinsky at (727) 372-0646.


Mah jongg lessons: Learn how to play mah jongg at the JCC. Lessons will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 2-3:30 p.m., and continue at the same time on alternate Tuesdays through Dec. 11. The cost for the sessions is $6 for members, $8 non-members. To sign up, contact Rachel Tilow, 813-769-2809,

Mah jongg games: The Tampa JCC and Horizon Bay Assisted Living Facility are co–sponsoring mah jongg games on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W. Azeele St. For more information, call (813) 254-1069.

Mah jongg is played at the Tampa JCC on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. There’s no charge and everyone is welcome to come out and play.

Canasta lessons: A series of canasta lessons is being offered at the JCC. The next lesson is on Monday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m., with lessons continuing at the same time on alternate Mondays through Dec. 17. The lessons will last an hour, followed by games for an hour. The cost of the lessons is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. The class is taught by Linda Jacobs.

‘The Goldbergs’ and a nosh: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. and continuing the same time on the third Tuesday through Feb. 19, seniors can gather to watch their old favorite TV show, The Goldbergs, and enjoy a snack reminiscent of the same era. The five-part series is $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

Art and lunch: A new art appreciation virtual lecture and lunch series will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month. The group enjoys a segment of the popular Great Courses lecture series and a lunch. Each meeting costs $3 for JCC members and $5 for non-members.

JCC senior lounge: On afternoons when the JCC senior lounge is not in use, the lounge is open for game playing and mingling. Participants can play Rummikub, Scrabble, chess, bridge or canasta.

Contact information: For any of the senior programs, contact Rachel Tilow at (813) 769-2809 or email Rachel. Tilow@

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 the 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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