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January 15, 2016  RSS feed

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Hadassah official to speak: The Lylah Pinellas Chapter invites Hadassah members, associates and friends to an evening with Barbara Goldstein, deputy executive director of Hadassah’s office in Israel, on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the home of a member, cost is $18 per person. Call (727) 781-9642 for more information.

Photographer-poet talk: The North Pinellas chapter of Hadassah will meet on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor with guest speaker Herb Cohen, an award winning nature photographer who has merged his love of photography with his ability to write spiritual prose. Through this merger, he seeks to help readers make positive choices in life. Participants should being a dairy lunch. Coffee and cake will be served.

Book discussion: The North Pinellas chapter of Hadassah book club will review The Story of the Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon on Monday, Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. during a lunch at Jason’s Deli, 25801 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater.

Fundraiser: On Sunday, Feb. 28, the North Pinellas chapter will hold a fundraising event called “The Beat Goes On” to raise funds for the Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute at Hadassah Hospital in Israel. The event will be held at the south building at Regency Oaks, 2720 Regency Oaks Blvd., Clearwater, beginning with hors d’ oeuvres at 11a.m., followed by lunch. After lunch there will be a performance by Las Vegas entertainer Bobby Palermo. For more information, call Janice Caine at (727) 726-3735 or Veronica Harris at (727) 939-1759.

Genealogical Society

Naturalization research tips: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB) will offer a two-part seminar, Sunday,

Feb. 14 and March 13, led by Dr. Emil H. Isaacson titled “The JGSTB 2016 Guide to Naturalization Research: Why you cannot find your Bubbe’s Naturalization Records.” Both sessions begin with registration at 1:30 p.m. and the program at 2 p.m. The seminar will be held at Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater. The naturalization records of ancestors can help in determining their lineage, but the search is difficult due to the tangled web of naturalization laws, multitude of judicial jurisdictions, and scattered location of records. Anyone interested in learning how to do Jewish genealogical research is invited to attend. There is no charge for members; $25 seminar fee for non-members. Early registration is recommended. Call Sally Israel at (727) 343-1652 to pre-register for the seminar.


Dinner for singles: Tampa Jewish Singles, a meet-up group sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, will have a Dutch treat dinner on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Bernini of Ybor, 1702 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City. Seating is limited. RSVP is a must. Email Anita at


For job seekers: TampaBay-Job- Links sponsors a weekly Monday Morning LINKS educational and motivational program for anyone searching for a job. Sessions are conducted by an experienced career coach and geared toward professionals. LINKS sessions are held weekly (except for holidays) at the Jack Roth Center for Career Development at TampaBay-Job-Links, 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa. The program is free and open to all. RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, call (813) 344-0200 or email

Job-Links, a member of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services, offers individualized job search support and networking opportunities. It is not a recruiting firm or job placement firm.

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