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Genealogical Society

Lunch and learn social: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Sunday, Dec. 9 at noon for a pot luck luncheon, followed by a brief business meeting at 1:30 p.m. to elect new officers. The program will feature success stories and lessons learned by members in researching their families. The luncheon is free for members; $5 for guests. Reservations are a must to ensure there will be ample food for those attending. RSVP by calling Sally Israel at (727) 343- 1652. The society meets at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater.

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

Young Adults

Bake your own pizza: Bavarro’s pizzamakers will share the secrets of making the perfect pizza from scratch on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bavarro’s, 514 N. Franklin St. Tampa. The cost is $25 for members; $30 for guests. #Gather offers a mix of social and interactive activities for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s of all faiths and backgrounds.

For more information or to RSVP visit: or young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at or (813) 769-4723.

Vodka Latke: The Tampa Jewish Federation will host the annual Vodka Latke on Monday, Dec. 24 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at CAVU, 1601 N. Franklin St., just north of downtown Tampa. This is a party for Jewish singles and couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres with gourmet latkes and desserts. The first two drinks are included with admission. There will also be a cash bar. Chic attire is preferred. Tickets are on sale at They are $45 until Dec. 21 and $54 at the door on the evening of the event.

For more information, contact Lisa Robbins, director of Young Adult Engagement for the Tampa JCCs & Federation, at (813) 769- 4723 or

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, 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.

JetSetters: The Phyllis Borell JetSetters group meeting at the Cohn campus will hold a special new year’s program on Thursday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. There is no charge, but a $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of lunch. This is a social group for people of all ages.

The other four questions: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am will lead lunch and learn classes to explain the background and significance of Jewish holidays and traditions. The next class is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at noon at the Cohn campus.

Chess lessons: Learn how to play chess on Mondays from 1:30- 3 p.m. at the Cohn campus.

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

World of Books Club: This new club meets at both JCCs and is for anyone who enjoys reading and sharing their impressions with other book lovers. There is no charge. At the Glazer JCC the group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. to discuss Snow by Orham Pamuk. The next meeting date for the Cohn campus is on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 3-4:30 p.m. for a discussion of The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

Mah jongg: Folks can play at both JCCs. 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. All levels of players are welcome. At the Cohn campus, there are free open play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

News talk: This discussion group, meeting at both JCCs, is led by Pat Renfroe and explores “hot button” issues of the day. Sessions at the Glazer JCC are Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.; at the Cohn campus, the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Men’s Club: This group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for card games, ping-pong, billiards and occasional outings. They also take in occasional Rays games, chartered fishing trips, tours of the Florida Holocaust Museum, community volunteering and brunch get-togethers.

Weather talk: Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker will give a presentation at the Glazer JCC on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 1-2 p.m., delving into the ins and outs of weather prediction in Florida. This is a free event.


Volunteers needed: The Jewish War Veterans Post 373 is seeking veterans and non-veterans, male and female, who would like to help permanent live-in disabled veterans at the Tampa VA Hospital. For details regarding the Post and the latest post activities, visit

Contact Commander Larry Jasper at (813) 404-5616 or email


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. The Dec. 10 topic is “Ways to Stay Relevant in an Ever-Changing Job Market.”

Open house: There will be a Job Links holiday Open House on Monday, Dec. 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Photoshoot: There will be a professional photoshoot for job seekers with Allie Serrano on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

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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