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October 10, 2014  RSS feed

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Susan Lafer Susan Lafer Hadassah

Breast cancer event: The second annual Celebrate the Ta Tas gala, a Hadassah fundraiser to combat breast cancer, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa. The Lylah, North Pinellas, Yachad, St. Petersburg and Tampa Ameet chapters of Hadassah are putting on the event, which features the sale of photos of artistic images painted on the breasts of 44 women. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, an art show and silent auction. Dr. Charles Cox, a prominent surgical oncologist and McCann Foundation Endowed Professor of breast surgery, will be the Gala honoree. Dr. Janice Weinman, executive director and CEO of Hadassah is the keynote speaker.

The gala is open to the public and tickets, at $136, are available by calling (727) 799-0618.

Regional meeting: Barbara Goldstein, deputy director of the Hadassah Office in Israel, will be the special guest at the Florida Central Region meeting of Hadassah on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9. She will install Susan Lafer of Tampa as the region’s new president. Goldstein also will give the keynote address at noon on Nov. 9, speaking about living in Israel, especially during this past summer’s conflict. She also brings her expert knowledge of the Hadassah Medical Organization and Hadassah’s connection to Youth Aliyah, a rescue program for children at risk in Israel. The two-day meeting is at the Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. For more information, visit central.

Need for vaccines: The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will hold its general membership meeting on Monday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor.

Dr. David Berman, pediatric infectious disease specialist at All Children’s/Johns Hopkins Hospital, will speak about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Those attending should bring a bagged lunch and a non-perishable food item to be donated to Florida Cancer Specialists. Coffee and cake will be provided.

Needle Clickers meet: The North Pinellas Hadassah Needle Clickers group will meet Monday, Oct. 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the library at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor. All needle crafters are welcome and instruction is available. Yarn donations are appreciated. For more information, call Sue Freeman at (727) 437-7837.

Fashion show: The Pasco Chapter of Hadassah presents “Hats Off to Fashion” at Timber Greens Country Club in New Port Richey, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11a.m. The event includes a fashion show sponsored by Bon Worth, a catered luncheon and a hat contest with five winning categories. Get a jump on holiday shopping with an exclusive aisle of vendors, a Chinese auction and prizes throughout the afternoon. Tickets are $25 per person and the deadline for purchase is Oct. 27. For tickets and information, call Stacie at (727) 847-6666. Singles

Dating for those over 50: Tampa Jewish Singles, a meet- up group, invites single Jewish men and women over 50 to attend an interactive session with Dr. Nancy Wall, a Tampa matchmaker and certified life coach, as she discusses dating for those over 50, the reality of finding a match and how to beat the odds, physical attraction and age factors. The session will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road, Brandon. Participants must RSVP Anita Clifford at (813) 662-2130 or

Munchies and movie: The Ravak Jewish Singles group for those 40 and beyond will meet Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Cinèbistro of Hyde Park Village, 1609 West Swann Ave., Tampa, for food and a movie. Participants can order a dinner or a snack (Dutch-treat) in the lounge with reserved seating for Ravak Singles. Cost of the movie will be paid for by Congregation Schaarai Zedek, which sponsors the Ravak group. RSVP to or call (813) 876-2377. Genealogical Society

Internet research: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGS) will meet on Sunday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. for a hands-on working session for individual research using the Internet and library resources of the society. Several experienced JGS mentors will be available to provide individual guidance and assistance for those who have already begun research and for newcomers. A pre-session social with refreshments and library access begins at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. Attendees should bring their own research materials and information, a laptop computer if they have one and be prepared to work. For information about the organization or directions to the meeting, call Bruce Hadburg at (727) 796-7981.

Support groups

Alzheimer’s caregivers: Menorah Manor’s Bresler Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Program offers a complimentary support group. This group meets 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.

Grief support: A bereavement support group sponsored by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services will meet in the Congregation B’nai Israel library from 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 23 and 30. The group is led by Renée Baseman of Gulf Coast. The group will use a book, Living With Loss, Healing With Hope, by Rabbi Earl Grollman. The book will be provided for participants and the group meetings are open to the public. A donation of non-perishable food to the GCJFCS food pantry is appreciated. To register, contact Sue Charlip at (727) 479-1811. Congregation B’nai Israel is located at 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg.

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