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Hanukkah parrty: Members of the Tampa Ameet Hadassah chapter, as well as prospective members, spouses and friends, are invited to the chapter’s annual Hanukkah party at the home of a member on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Bring a dairy or parve dish. Bring your own menorah to light together. To RSVP, let planners know what dish you are bringing and for the location of the party, call Jane Strom at (813) 334-6812.

Opioid abuse discussion: The St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah is presenting an expert panel that will discuss “The Opioid Crisis.” The meeting, free and open to the public, will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Experts on the panel include Amanda Moore-Krummerich, chair of Pinellas Substance Exposed Newborn Taskforce; Dr. Gordon J. Gilbert, neurologist; Gayle A. Guidash, Pinellas County Opioid Task Force; Sgt. Michael Papamichael, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, and Amy Ronshausen, executive director of Drug Free America.

Genealogical Society

Victims remembered: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. with guest speaker Corky Stern presenting the history and significance of stolperstein, or “stumbling stones.” The engraved brass plates are placed in front of former residences of Holocaust victims, inscribed with the names of those who lived there or hidden there. Stern is a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay and has been researching his Jewish roots. The meeting will be at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend this meeting, and guests are welcome. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981.

Young Adults

Adulthood 101: A get together on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. Participants are asked to share a special “adult” talent or skill like folding shirts or using Excel. Beer and pizza will be provided. The event is free for members and $5 for guests.

Art of mixology: Learn how to make your own cocktails with a professional mixologist on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Anise Global Gastrobar, 777 N. Ashley Drive. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The cost is $20 for members; $25 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 for #Gather events, visit: or young-adults or contact Lisa Robbins at or (813) 769-4723.


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

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.

Bay News 9 tour: Folks from both the Glazer JCC and Cohn campus are invited to a free tour of the Bay News 9 studios on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the entire station, including live broadcasts of the news and weather, then take in lunch at Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Transportation is available, but reservations are required. While the tour is free, lunch is on your own.

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.

Movie matinee: Enjoy a classic movie and popcorn on the first non-holiday Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the Cohn campus. There is no charge to attend. The Dec. 5 film is Singing in the Rain.

JetSetters: The Phyllis Borell JetSetters group meeting at the Cohn campus will hold a holiday gathering on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon to hear a performance by University of Tampa folk musicians. This event is free but a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of lunch. This is a social group for people of all ages.

Plugged-In workshop: This is an intergenerational tech meetup where active adults can bring tech devices and platforms they want to know more about and learn from tech-savvy professionals. The next session at the Cohn campus is on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. You must register to attend.

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. The next meeting at the Cohn campus is Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. when the group will discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson. This book is about the Third Reich in the years leading up to World War II. At the Glazer JCC the group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. to watch a science fiction thriller based on the Stephen King book 11/22/63, about the day President John Kennedy was assassinated.

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. There will also be lessons at the Glazer JCC on Sundays from Nov. 18 through Dec. 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $65 for members and $70 for nonmembers.

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, he second and fourth Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Men’s Club: This group will meet on Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC for card games, ping-pong, billiards and occasional outings.

Bridge lessons: A series of six lessons on how to play Bridge began Nov. 9 and will continue on Fridays through Dec. 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Glazer JCC. The cost is $50 or members and $60 for guests and pro-rating options are available.

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.

Lifelong learning: The USF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will offer a class, “Russia’s Regained Global Weight,” on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Glazer JCC: Participants must register through the USF OLLI program. For more information call (813) 974-8036 or contact Pnina Levermore at the JCCs.


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 Nov. 12 topic is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers.” The Nov. 19 topic is “Linkedin 101: Tips for Building a Strong Linkedin Profile.” The Nov. 26 topic is “Acing Your Telephone, Skype and Online Interviews.”

Job-search aids: Upcoming success workshops to aid with jobsearch skills are: “Is Your Brand Helping You Land a Job?”, Thursday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “Develop a Resume that Gets Results,” Thursday, Nov. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshops are free for Job-Links program participants; $15 for guests. Reservations required. To RSVP, contact Job-Links, (813) 344-0200, email

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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