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Genealogical Society

Get it on camera: Guest speaker Bob Bryan, a fifth-generation Floridian and Pinellas County resident since 1965, will give a presentation on “Digital Cameras for Genealogy” to the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay on Sunday, May 21. The society will meet at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. and the featured program starts at 2 p.m. The lecture will discuss the important features and capabilities of digital imaging, which has revolutionized many aspects of genealogy, and demonstrate how to make the best use of a digital camera in your research.

For more information, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796- 7981.


Meeting meets the third month, at 9:30 a.m. in the SCI Unit of the Tampa VA hospital. The Post seeks members who would like to help ill and disabled veterans. Contact Commander Jack Rudowsky at (813) 598-8061 or email:


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 center, contact Pnina Levermore at (813) 291-2253 or pnina.levermore@JewishTampa. com. All registrations should be completed before events begin.

Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday, May 25 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn Campus to share favorite expressions and reminisce. Participants are also invited to join the JetSetters for lunch. The lunch cost is $5 per person. Reservations for lunch required.

JetSetters: This social group for adults of all ages meets at both JCCs for an hour-long program followed by lunch. At the Glazer JCC, JetSetters meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The lunch is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. The group also meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Cohn campus at 11 a.m. On Thursday, May 25, the Cohn campus group will enjoy songs with JCC Preschool children as part of a celebration of Israel’s birthday. The lunch is free for members, $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.

News Schmooze: A discussion group to explore “hot button” issues is held at both JCCs. Upcoming News Schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC will be held on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The topics will be India and Australia on May 16, the role of government on May 23 and welfare in America on May 30. These meetings are free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

The group at the Cohn campus, led by Pat Renfroe, will meet on Friday, May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will discuss India and Australia and their roles on the world stage.

Throwback Thursdays: Enjoy an hour of fun with a slice of pizza thrown in as games such as “I’ve Got a Secret,” “What’s My Line,” and “Password” are played at the Cohn campus on the second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.

This is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Mah jongg: Folks can play this ancient Chinese table game at both JCC campuses. At the Cohn campus there will be sessions on Tuesdays, May 16 and 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, May 15, 22 and 29 from 1-3 p.m. This is free for members and $5 for non-members. Novices and experienced players are welcome.

Bridge lessons: The final five in a series of six bridge lessons, each lasting 90 minutes, will be offered at the Glazer JCC on Fridays, May 19 and 26 and June 2, 9 and 16. Classes for beginners will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. and classes for those with experience will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and play of hand will be taught.

The cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Pro-rating options are available.


Career counseling: Free personalized job-search and career coaching is offered in sessions called Monday Morning Links 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.

The next two Monday Morning Links session will be “How to identify and target companies” on May 15 and “Get real-time feedback on your 30-second commercial” on May 22. 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. The next Success workshop will be “Five steps to successfully negotiate a job offer” on May 18. Another offering is a series of coaching services called “Switching Gears: A Roadmap for Career Transition.” These sessions are $15 each, or free for all TBJL full program participants. Reservations are required for all programs.

For more information, call (813) 344-0200 or email Nikki@TBJL. org.

Support groups

Alzheimer’s caregiver groups: Menorah Manor offers a support group meeting 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. The Inn on the Pond and Alzheimer’s Association offer a support group on the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Inn on the Pond, 2010 Greenbriar, Clearwater.

For more information, call Gwen Kaldenberg, at (727) 302- 3750.

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