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February 10, 2017  RSS feed

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Cong. Schaarai Zedek

Bible talk: The adult learning series of talks about differing interpretations of the Bible will continue on Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 at 7 p.m. when Rabbi Richard Birnholz and Rev. John De- Bevoise lead discussions at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. San Jose St., Tampa. RSVP online at or call the temple. The Feb. 21 talk will be about whether the Old Testament predicts Jesus as a messiah. The Feb. 28 talk will be about the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Register online at or call the temple at (813) 876-2377.

Tot Shabbat: Enjoy an interactive Shabbat activity for families with children up to age 5 and siblings of all ages on Friday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. Learn Shabbat rituals: Light the candles, sing the kiddush with grape juice and bless the challah. After the service, there will be a free Shabbat dinner together with other families. RSVP to the temple by March 9.

Ghostly guide: As part of an adult learning series, Rabbi Nathan Farb will give presentations on “Keeping your Demons, Ghosts and Monsters Straight: A Practical Guide to Jewish Folklore,” on Wednesdays, March 8, 15 and 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. Rabbi Farb will lead participants on a journey through Jewish folklore from Biblical times through modern times. Folks will learn about the superstitions and incantations once used by those who believed in these stories, including how to make your very own Golem. RSVP online or email

20s+30s group: This group will visit three breweries and take one brewery tour on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 3-8 p.m. Participants’ RSVP and payment includes two beers per person, koozies, bottled water and a beertender. The brewery tour also includes one pint per person. For more information, go to RSVPs are required and the event is limited to 30 people. The cost is $40. RSVP at, or (813) 876- 2377, ext. 221.

Game time: Schaarai Zedek’s game room will be open in the library on the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for folks to bring mah jongg sets, cards for canasta or poker or any other game. Card tables will be set up and snacks and beverages will be supplied. There will also be a light lunch offered at no charge. For more information, call Sherry Stein at (813) 876-2377, ext. 212 or email

Hamantaschen for sale: The Sisterhood is offering homemade hamantaschen for sale on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. Those who can not make it during religious school should contact Andi Parker at to make special arrangements.

YES Fund lunch: The Sisterhood’s YES (Youth, Education and Special Projects) Fund luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Cost for the lunch is $54, which is $18 for lunch and $36 as a YES fund contribution. The event will be at the home of a Sisterhood member and this year it will honor Ann Rosenbach and Lori Schrawtz. RSVP to the Temple Office at (813) 876-2377 or email

Sisterhood Book Club: On Monday, March 20 at noon, book club members will discuss the book The Laundry Room by Lynda Lippman-Lockhart. This event is free. RSVP to the temple office.

Brotherhood outing: Botherhood will take a hard hat tour of the Armature Works project in Tampa Heights, with dinner on the top of the Beck building, on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Cost for members is $49; nonmembers, $59. The lead owner and developer of this project, Chas Bruck, will share his vision for the project, which is another example of Tampa’s transformation. RSVP to the temple.

Rocket scientist: The Brotherhood’s annual Steve Marx Speaker Series will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m., featuring rocket scientist Ari Sacher. Originally from New York, Sacher now lives in Israel and is product manager for one of the country’s primary missile defense systems. He has briefed nearly one half of the U.S. Congress on Israeli missile defense. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to the temple.

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