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Cong. Schaarai Zedek

Bless the animals: In honor of Parashat Noach, the story of Noah and the Ark, Rabbis and the Cantor will bless congregants’ pets on the portico on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Filmmaker at Star Event: The Sisterhood Star Event featuring guest speaker Nancy Spielberg will take place on Monday, Oct. 23 with registration at 10 a.m. and lunch and program at 11 a.m.

Spielberg, the sister of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and is an award-winning documentary film producer. Among her films is Above and Beyond, which is about foreign volunteer airmen who fought for Israel’s independence. She is currently working on a movie entitled, Who Will Write Our History: The Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, due out in 2018.

The Star event is the Sisterhood’s primary fundraiser. For more information about reservations and cost, call the temple at (813) 876-2377.

Senior luncheon: The Opera Tampa Singers, led by Robin Stamper, will perform at the senior luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11:15 a.m. The performers are from the resident company of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The Amy Gail Buchman Preschool Singers will also perform. There is no charge but reservations are requested. RSVP to (813) 876-2377 or email

Global problems, Israeli solutions: Some of the world’s most pressing problems are being met head-on by Israeli technology. On Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7-8 p.m., take a tour with Laura Salzer to learn about the positive impact Israel is having in a variety of ways and in places all over the world. RSVP online, or call the temple at (813) 876-2377.

Intro to Judaism: Rabbis Richard Birnholz and Nathan Farb will lead a 10-part Introduction to Judaism series on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Dec. 20. The lectures cover the nature of Judaism, God, Torah, worship, life cycle observances, and holidays. There is no charge for the classes but books for the course are purchased separately. This course is open to everyone who wishes to learn about basic Judaism and Jewish practice. It is required for anyone who is planning to convert. Call Ming Brewer to register (813) 876-2377, ext. 202.

Tequila and cigar tasting: The Brotherhood will hold a “Tequila and cigar Tasting” event on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the famous J.C. Newman Cigar factory in Tampa. The evening will include a tour of the factory and a catered dinner. Cost is $50 for Brotherhood members, $60 for nonmembers. Reservations are mandatory. Call the temple to RSVP.

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