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Genealogical Society

Guide to research: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will conclude a two-session seminar titled: “The JGSTB 2017 Guide to Jewish Genealogy Research: A Foundation for Beginners and an Update for Experienced Researchers” on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Emil H. Isaacson, who will lead the seminar, has more than 30 years of experience in genealogy. The seminar is free to members, $25 for non-members, or $35 for a family. The charge includes an annual membership. To pre-register for the class or for more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981. JCC

All programs listed are either at the Maureen & Douglas Cohn Jewish Community Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, or at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC at 522 N. Howard Ave. To RSVP or for more information on programs at either campus, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 291-2253 or pnina.levermore@JewishTampa. com. All registrations should be completed before events begin.

Beading class: Learn the basics of jewelry making in a classes at the Cohn campus. This month’s classes continue on Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ernestine Marshall is the instructor. Marshall will begin a new four session class on Tuesdays from March 7-28. Cost for each four-session course is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers with pro-rating options. Participants must also buy a bead kit, which ranges in price from $10 to $35.

News schmooze: A discussion group led by Pat Renfroe will meet on Friday, Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Cohn campus. The group will discuss Russia from an internal perspective – what Vladimir Putin wants, what the people of Russia want – and the efforts of Russia to disrupt the world.

News schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC will be offered on Tuesdays, March 7 through April 4 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Mah jongg lessons: Learn to play mah jongg or freshen up your skills. Vicki Solkin leads classes at the Cohn campus. A session of classes that began earlier this month will continue on Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. A new session of lessons will begin at the same time on Tuesdays, March 7-28 at the Cohn campus. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members, with pro-rating options.

Classes will be taught at the Glazer JCC on the Tuesdays, March 7-28 from 7-9 p.m. or on Sundays, March 12 through April 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The National Mah Jongg League rule card will be provided. The cost is $70 for members and $80 for nonmembers.

Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn Campus to chat, share favorite expressions and reminisce. Participants are also invited to join the JetSetters for lunch. The lunch cost is $5 per person.

Game day: Open games of mah jongg, poker and canasta are offered at the Cohn Campus JCC senior lounge on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. There is no charge but reservations are appreciated.

JetSetters meet: This social group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Cohn campus, followed by a kosher lunch. On Thursday, Feb. 23 there will be a Dixieland and Ragtime concert by the Dixie-Cats New Orleans Band. The lunch is free for JetSetter members, $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.

Bridge lessons: A series of six 90-minute sessions that cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and play of hand, are bring taught by James C. Young on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. through March 10 at the Cohn campus. The series began Feb. 3. Another series of classes for beginning and intermediate players will be held at the Cohn campus on Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. from March 2 to April 3.

Bridge lessons for players on any level will be taught at the Glazer campus on Fridays, March 17 through April 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The cost for a full set of classes is $45 for members and $50 for non-members with pro-rating options available.

Ballroom dancing: Learn the waltz and the rumba during ballroom dance classes on Fridays, March 10-31 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Cohn campus.

At the Glazer campus, a ballroom dancing class taught by Hector Quiles and Serena Bennett will be offered on Wednesdays, March 8-29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The cost for members is $40 for singles and $75 for couples and for non-members is $45 for singles and $85 for couples The cost is $40 for singles or $75 for couples for members. For non-members the cost is $45 for singles and $85 for couples. Pro-ration options are available.


Career counseling: Free personalized job-search and career coaching is offered in sessions called Monday Morning Links on Mondays (except for holidays) from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. On Monday, Feb. 20 the topic is “The Power of Resilience: How to Bounce Back and Stay Positive” and on Monday, Feb. 27 the topic is “How to Ace a Telephone or Skype Interview.” The Links sessions are geared toward those seeking professional employment. Monday Morning LINKS is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation.

There are also Success workshops on select Thursdays that are free for Tampa Bay Job-Links program participants and $15 for guests. On Feb. 23 the workshop topic will be “Five Steps to Sucessfully Negotiate a Job Offer.”

Reservations are required for all programs. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 344-0200 or email

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