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Chaplain to speak: The Jewish War Veterans Post 373 meeting for Sunday, Oct. 15 will be at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, and feature a talk by Col. Eric Albertson, chaplain at MacDill Air Force Base. He will discuss how MacDill and its various segments interact with and serve the Tampa Bay community as well as how veterans groups in the area can assist the troops at MacDill. A question and answer period will follow and there will be a breakfast by the Beth Am Men’s Club. The post is seeking 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.

Friday movie matinee: Enjoy classic movies, popcorn and a good time with friends at the Cohn campus on Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is free.

The other four questions: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am will lead classes to explain the background and significance of the holidays. The next class is Wednesday, Oct. 18 at noon at the Cohn campus. Additional classes will be held in March, April and May, with topics to be announced later.

Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on the fourth Thursday of the month from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn campus to share favorite expressions and reminisce.

Medicare seminar: A program to help seniors develop strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels will by offered at the Glazer JCC led by Judy London, a licensed healthcare agent and gerontologist, on Thursdays through Nov. 30 from 1-3 p.m. This is free for members and $15 for guests.

Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber in classes every Monday on the Cohn campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, crochet hooks and any pattern you want. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members with pro-rating options available.

Gameshow Thursdays: Have a slice of pizza and play such games as “I’ve Got a Secret,” “What’s My Line,” and “Password” at the Cohn campus on certain Thursdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to noon. Donations to cover the cost of the pizza are welcome.

Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs.

At the Cohn campus there will be sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. This is free for members and $5 for non-members. Novices and experienced players are welcome. There are also classes on Sundays from Oct. 22-Nov. 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at a cost of $65 for members and $70 for guests, with advanced registration required.

Ballroom dancing: Private ballroom dance lessons are offered at the Glazer JCC on Mondays through Dec. 18 from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for single members, $50 for couple members, $40 for single non-members and $55 for couples who are non-members. There are also weekly classes at the Glazer JCC on Mondays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. through Dec. 18 that are $8 for members and $12 for guests.

All that jazz: Enjoy craft beer, cheese and music at “Culture Café: A Beginner’s Guide to Loving Jazz” a multi-media exploration of Miles Davis’ career.

The first two of four sessions are over, but the remaining sessions are from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 14. The topic on Oct. 17 is Miles Davis and his Second Great Quintet and the Nov. 14 topic is Miles Davis Goes Electric. Cost per session is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Biblical literature: This course, which meets at the Cohn campus every other Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., provides an opportunity to see the Bible not from a religious perspective but as a piece of remarkable writing. This is a discussion course with open participation from people of all faiths and backgrounds. Bring your own Bible so participants can compare different translations. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests. The next meetings are on Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 and 22.

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 meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. The lunch is free for members but donations are welcome.

The JetSetters group also meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Cohn campus at 11 a.m. and Oct. 26, Joy Katzen- Guthrie will present a concert of Oscar winning melodies. The lunch is free for members. Reservations are required.

News schmooze: A discussion group, led by Pat Renfroe, which explores “hot button” issues, is held at both JCCs. Upcoming News Schmooze sessions at the Glazer JCC are Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. The group will discuss the potential of technology on Oct. 17, justice and the free press on Oct. 24 and American cities making a comeback on Oct. 31.

The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will talk about American institutions on Oct. 20 and justice and freedom of the press on Oct. 27. There is no charge to attend.

Bridge lessons: Those who want to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take a session of six bridge lessons at the Glazer JCC Fridays from Nov. 3 through Dec. 15. Beginners are from noon to 1:30 p.m. and advanced players are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost for classes is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.


Art talk: Connor Davis, development director of the Leepa- Rattner Museum of Art, will be guest speaker at the general meeting of the North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Davis will speak on the history of the museum, its artists and exhibitions. The museum is on the campus of St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs. Those attending should bring a lunch. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be served. For more information call Janice Caine at (727) 726-3735 or Betty Slavney at (727) 446-5895.

Genealogical Society

Explore Largo Library: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, for an introduction and tour of the genealogical holdings of the library, with an emphasis on the library’s subscription databases. The Largo Public Library has one of the most extensive genealogical collections in the Tampa Bay region including a large collection of books on Jewish Genealogy. Volunteers will remain after the tour to help interested persons with guided assistance. Those attending are asked to bring library cards if you have one for easy access to online genealogical resources.


Career counseling: Free motivational Monday Morning Links sessions from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. Upcoming sessions are: On Oct. 16, the topic is “What To Do If Your Job Search Stalls” and on Oct. 23, the topic is “Dos and Don’ts – A Recruiter’s Perspective.” Recruiters from Bank of America will speak at the Oct. 23 session. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation.

There are also Success workshops on select Thursdays to aid with job-search skills. The next ones are on Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on “Mastering Change & Transition” and on Oct. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on “Is Your Brand Helping You Land a Job?” These are free for Tampa Bay Job-Links full program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email, or visit

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

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