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Research your roots: The Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah will meet for a program on genealogy on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:45 p.m. in the Town Hall Room at Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W. Azelle St., Tampa. Guest speaker William Israel, founder of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, will be the guest speaker and will give an introduction of genealogy. Israel will offer tips on how to get started and debunk some Jewish genealogical myths. There is no charge for members; $5 for non-members. RSVP to

Genealogical Society

Research assistance: Several Jewish Genealogical Society members will be available to help others with individual guidance and assistance at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay on Sunday, May 18 at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. This will be a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and library resources. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the program begins at 2 p.m.

Attendees should bring their own research materials and information, and be prepared to work. They should bring their own laptop computer if they have one. Several computers with Internet access will be available to those who cannot bring their own. Beginners as well as experienced researchers are welcome.

For information or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981.


JetSetters: The JetSetters seniors group will meet on Thursday, May 8 at 11 a.m. to hear Rabbi Shalom Hammer present “Finding Inner Peace and Affecting the World around Us.” The program begins with a moving video about survivor Alice Herz-Sommer and is followed by a Q&A session. A kosher lunch follows. There is no charge for JetSetter members to either program; $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.

Yiddish nostalgia: Explore new Yiddish words and expressions and share stories with Ruth Weston on Thursday, May 8 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. This is a free event.

News schmooze: Participate in a current events discussion group on Friday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group holds discussions on current topics and problem-solving strategies. The topic will be tax exemptions for religious organizations. This event is free.

All in the family: A tongue-incheek exploration of biblical families and their inter-relationships will be explored in a four-part course by Adrianne Sundheim on Wednesdays, May 7 and 21 and June 4 and 18 from 1-2 p.m. Parental favoritism, sibling rivalry, fratricide, incest, rape, jealousy and lust are all in the mix in this course that is based on literature, not religion. Those who have a Bible are asked to bring it to the class. Cost for the series for is $12 for JCC members; $15 for non-members.

Game Day: The Senior Lounge is open every Friday for games such as mah jongg, canasta and poker, plus socializing. This is a good time to brush up on playing skills. There is no charge, but reservations are appreciated.

Rides for seniors: The JCC & Federation is offering group rides for seniors to attend its social programs. The rides are limited to specific days and neighborhoods. Those in need of transportation should contact Rachel Tilow (see information below).

Contact information: All senior programs listed above, except where noted, are at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, located off Gunn Highway near the Veterans Expressway. For more information or to RSVP, 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. 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, at (727) 302-3750.

Bereavement: Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services is offering a bereavement support group on Thursdays through May 29, from 11 a.m. to noon at Gulf Coast offices, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. The group will be using the book Living With Loss, Healing With Hope by Rabbi Earl Grollman, which will be provided. A donation of $18 or non-perishable donations to the JFS food pantry are welcome. If there is interest in an evening group, or to register for this group, contact Sue at (727) 479-1811. The group is open to the community.

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