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B’nai B’rith

Horsing around fundraiser: Greater Tampa Bay B’nai B’rith will be going to Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday, March 25 at 11 a.m. for its annual fundraiser. A full brunch will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes admission to the track, racing program, brunch and gratuities. RSVP to Arlene Berger by Marth 11. For RSVP information, call Berger at (727) 726-9579.

Genealogical Society

Members helping members: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Sunday April 8 at 2 p.m. for a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and library resources of the society. Experienced society mentors will be on hand to provide guidance and assistance. Free access to and to (Premium), will be offered on several computers and available for use. Attendees are asked to bring their own research materials and information and their own laptop computer if they have one. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m.

For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981.

Young Adults

#Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities designed to help young adults connect. It is open to young adults of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information or to RSVP for any #Gather events, visit: or contact Lisa Robbins at or (813) 769-4723.

Dinner and a movie: The #Gather group will meet on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Cask Social Kitchen, 208 S. Howard Ave., then travel to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC to watch Longing as part of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. In the film, A middle-aged bachelor’s world is upended when a former college girlfriend tells him she had a son by him, and the teenage son just died. The cost is $10 for the movie and participants will pay their own cost for dinner.


Monday Morning Links: Free sessions of Monday Morning Links are offered at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa from 9:30 - 11 a.m. On March 19 topic is Linked-in From a Recruiter Perspective and the March 26 topic is Staying Motivated During Career Transition. Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation.

Job-search aids: The next Success workshop will be Thursday, April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic is Customize Your Resume for the Job You Want. The workshops are free for TampaBay Job-Links full program participants and $15 for guests. Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344-0200, email RSVP@

Special event: On March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., photographer Allie Serrano will be on-hand for a photo shoot for job seekers.

Jewish War Veterans

Volunteers needed: The Jewish War Veterans Post 373 is seeking members who would like to help ill and disabled veterans. Contact Commander Jack Rudowsky at (813) 598-8061 or email

Active Adults

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 All registrations should be completed before events begin. Advance registration is also required through the USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for Osher classes offered at either JCC. For more information on those classes, contact the institute at (813) 974-8036,

Plugged in workshop: on Monday, March 19 from 4-5 p.m. at the Glazer JCC there will be a discussion on smart phones, tablets and the Internet. This is a free program.

Discover Opera: Experience Discover Opera at the Straz Center for Performing Arts’ Morsani Hall on Sunday, March 18 from 12:30- 4 p.m., preceded by lunch in the Sono Café. Discover Opera is an interactive forum designed to enrich the public’s opera experience. It features the opera’s managing director, choral master, stage director and principals who will perform arias from Opera Tampa’s production of Macbeth. The event is free, but the cost of lunch is not included. Transportation is available.

Bridge lessons: Those who want to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take bridge class at the Glazer JCC Fridays from now through April 6. This is for players at any level and sessions are from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for members; $60 for non-members.

Florida’s forgotten heroes: Learn about some of the state’s little known luminaries in a class at the Glazer JCC, led by Lynne Mormino, on Wednesdays, March 21 and 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for the two sessions. This is an Osher class offered through USF.

Men’s Club: This group will meet on Tuesday, March 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for men to gather in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Potential activities include poker, billiards, ping-pong, sporting events, fishing or camping, community volunteering or discussions.

All that Jazz: The Culture Café at the Glazer JCC will offer a Beginner’s Guide to Jazz on Wednesday, March 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at a cost of $10 for members and $15 for guests.

The whole enchilada: Take a class at the Glazer JCC that offers fitness for body and mind on Wednesdays, April 4 - 25 from 10 a.m. to noon, taught by June Kittay and Eric Pfeiffer. Combine the advantages of physical and mental fitness exercises to produce exceptional fun and enhanced health. The cost is $40. This is an Osher class offered through USF.

Biblical literature: This course, which meets at the Cohn campus every other Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., provides an opportunity to see the Bible not from a religious perspective but as a piece of remarkable writing. The next class is March 28. This is a discussion course with participation open to 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

Canasta: Meet in the senior lounge at the Cohn campus every Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. for friendly games of canasta.

Movie matinee: Enjoy a classic movie and popcorn on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon on the Cohn campus. There is no charge to attend. On April 4, the movie will be Daniel.

Yiddish nostalgia: Join Ruth Weston and other Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday, March. 22 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Cohn campus to share favorite expressions and reminisce. This program is free.

Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber 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 prorating options available.

Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. At the Cohn campus, there will be open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Also, at that location there will be guided instruction to learn the basics on Mondays from 1:30-3 p.m. at a cost of $5 for members and $10 for guests.

At the Glazer JCC, drop-in sessions are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. This is free for all members. Novices and experienced players are welcome. Also at the Glazer JCC, lessons will be offered on Sundays, March 18 through April 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members, with advanced registration required. Call the Glazer JCC for more information.

JetSetters: The Phyllis Borrell JetSetters social group for adults of all ages meets at both JCCs for an hour-long program followed by lunch. The JetSetters group meets on the Cohn campus on the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon. On March 22 meeting will feature singing along to vaudeville tunes with Joy Katzen-Guthrie. The lunch is free for members, though a donation of $5 is suggested.

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. On April 11 there will be a presentation on From Russia with Love.

News talk: This discussion group, meeting at both JCCs, is led by Pat Renfroe and explores “hot button” issues of the day. Upcoming News Talk sessions at the Glazer JCC are Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. On March 20 the discussion will be on American values that have been set aside and on March 27 there will be a discussion of evaluating and rethinking those values. These sessions are free.

The group at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The topic on March 23 is voting in America. There is no charge to attend.

Support groups

Alzheimer’s caregiver group: 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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