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Musical event: The Jewish War Veteran’s Post 373 will be entertained by the Carrollwood Cultural Center Chorus at the next meeting on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W. Fletcher Ave. The event begins with breakfast at 9:30 a.m., hosted by the Beth Am Men’s Club. All are invited. 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.

Bridge lessons: Those who want to learn how to play bridge or improve their game can take a session of bridge lessons from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC on Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15 and Wednesdays, Sept. 20 and Oct. 11. The cost for classes is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

Biblical literature: This course, which meets at the Cohn campus every other Wednesday from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 13, 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 from all faiths and backgrounds. Each member is encouraged to bring his/her own Bible so participants can compare different translations. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for guests

Book Club: The book club at the Cohn Campus will meet on Monday, Sept. 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The discussion will be about A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. There is no charge to attend.

The other four questions: Rabbi Jason Rosenberg of Congregation Beth Am will lead classes to explain the background and significance of the holidays. The classes begin, Thursday, Sept. 14 at noon at the Cohn campus. Additional classes will be held in October, March, April and May, with topics to be announced later.

Museum tour: A docent-led tour of the Tampa Bay History Museum will be held for members of both JCCs on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. The tour is free for members and $8 for guests. RSVP is required.

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, Sept. 7 through Nov. 2 from 1-3 p.m. This is free for members and $15 for guests.

Memoir writing: Learn to write your life story during classes on Mondays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 16 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The cost is $50 for members and $65 for guests.

Crochet lessons: Learn crochet with Judy Balber in a series of four classes on the Cohn campus on Mondays, Sept. 4 through Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, crochet hooks and any pattern you want. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members with prorating options available.

Dominoes lessons: Learn the basics of the game of dominoes and hone your skills in free classes at the Cohn campus on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lessons at the Glazer JCC will be on Wednesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Either class is free for members and $5 for guests.

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 at the Cohn campus, meets the second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will talk about the EPA and Homeland Security on Sept. 8.

There is no charge to attend.

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 Sept. 17 through Oct. 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $65 for members and $70 for guests, with advanced registration required.

Ballroom dancing: Learn graceful, elegant and romantic dances during ballroom dancing sessions at the Glazer JCC on Mondays, Sept. 11 through Dec. 18 from 5-6 p.m. The cost is $35 for single members, $50 for couple members, $40 for single nonmembers and $55 for couples who are non-members.

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

The first session was earlier this month, but the remaining sessions are from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12, Miles Davis and Kind of Blue; Oct. 17, Miles Davis and his Second Great Quintet; and Nov. 14, Miles Davis Goes Electric. Cost per session is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


Annual meeting: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual member appreciation luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. This is open for all life and annual paid-up members, associates and prospective members. Cost is $5, collected at the door. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call Doris Harding at (727) 772-4140.

Genealogical Society

Holocaust data resources: The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will be hosted by and held at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg, on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the program starts at 2 p.m. Urszula Szczepinska, curator of education and director of research at the museum, will discuss online resources that have the most updated information and demonstrate how to use archival databases for information about victims of the Holocaust.

An optional docent-led tour of the museum, free for museum and society members and $9 for nonmembers, will take place following the program. Advanced registration for the tour is requested. RSVP to Sally Israel, (727) 343-1652.


Career counseling: Tampa Bay Job-Links offers 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. On Monday, Sept. 11, the topic is “Dos and don’t’s from a recruiter perspective.” Monday Morning Links is supported by the Vinik Family Foundation.

There are also Success workshops to aid with job-search skills On Thursday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program is “5 steps to successfully negotiate a job offer.”

The program is free for Job- Links program participants; $15 for guests.

A special four-part series, “Switching Gears: A Roadmap for Career Transition” will conclude on Sept.13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per session; free for full-program participants.

Reservations required for all programs. To RSVP, call (813) 344- 0200, email, or visit

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