Programming for Adults and Seniors

The Bryan Glazer Family JCC offers social and fitness programs for the mature adult to connect with others through an array of engaging and lively events.  From exercises for active aging, to ballroom dancing, to bridge, to the News Schmooze discussion group, you will enjoy comradery and stimulation at the JCC.

  • ACTIVE AGING: LUNCH & LECTURE
  • Dates: Tuesdays, March 14th – April 18th
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Cost: Check in at the front desk starting March 1st for pricing.

 

Join us for our first Active Aging: Lunch and Lecture series! Speakers will present on a variety of topics such brain games and cognitive health, fall prevention and balance strategies, and inspiring stories of personal transformation. Join each keynote speaker afterwards for a Q&A session over lunch courtesy of the J-Café.  Registration pricing and lecture schedule soon to come.

Ballroom Dancers

Ballroom Dancers performing at the Jetsetters Program at the JCC on the Cohn Campus

  • BALLROOM DANCING – NEW!
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Dates: Wednesdays, March 22nd – April 19th (no class April 12th)
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Cost (four classes): $40.00 Single/$75.00 Couples Members/$45.00 Single/$85.00
  • Couples Non-Members (Pro-rating options available)

 

If you have always wanted to learn how to dance like the stars, now is the time. During the course, you will learn the graceful, elegant waltz and the romantic, sultry rumba.

Instructors: Hector Quiles and Serena Bennett, Ballroom Dance instructors.  Students appreciate their down-to-earth, practical, patient approach with students of all levels of experience.

 

  • BRIDGE LESSONS: ANY LEVEL
  • Dates:  Fridays, March 31st – May 5th
  • Time:   12:00 PM -1:30 PM
  • Cost: $45.00 Members/$50.00 Non-Members for six classes

 

Have you ever wanted to learn bridge?  Do you know the basics but it’s been a while?  Come and schmooze and play and learn in a friendly environment.  Six 1 ½ hour sessions will cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and the play of hand.

THE PHYLLIS BORELL JETSETTERS PROGRAM – NEW AT THE BRYAN GLAZER FAMILY JCC

 

This social group for adults of all ages meets on the second Wednesday of every month. A delicious lunch follows each program.

Our new monthly Phyllis Borell Jetsetter program kicks off with an up-beat, high energy ballroom dance show by Hector Quiles and Serena Bennett.  Extraordinary professional dancers, Hector and Serena have also been teaching ballroom dancing for over 13 years.  Starting this month, you can sign up for Hector and Serena’s Ballroom Dance class right here at the JCC.

  • MAH JONGG CLASSES
  • Dates: Tuesdays, March 7th – March 28th
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Cost: (four 2-hour classes): $70 Members/$80 Non-Members

 

Mah Jongg is a game of skill and chance that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. This course will allow you to learn the rules, basic playing skills and the etiquette of the game. Join us for this 4-week session for fun and enjoyment. The National Mah Jongg League rule card will be provided.

  • MAH JONGG CLASSES
  • Dates: Sundays, March 12th – April 2nd
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Cost: (four 2-hour classes): $75 Members/$80 Non-Members

 

Mah Jongg is a game of skill and chance that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. This course will allow you to learn the rules, basic playing skills and the etiquette of the game. Join us for this 4-week session for fun and enjoyment. The National Mah Jongg League rule card will be provided.

  • MAH JONGG DROP-IN
  • Dates: Mondays, March 6 – April 24th
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: Free for Members/$5 Non-Members

 

If you're looking for a friendly place to get together and play Mah Jongg, this is it.  Novices and experienced players welcome.

  • NEWS SCHMOOZE
  • Dates: Tuesdays, March 7th – April 4th
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Cost: Free for Members/$5 Non-Members

 

This discussion group welcomes news addicts, those who want to learn more about today’s news and those who want to share news items – troubling and exciting – which cover the world, the United States, Florida and the local area. Are there ways to make changes needed? How does society move forward for a better world? Diverse points of view are encouraged and civil discourse is the rule of the day.  Each session starts with a current news discussion and analysis and then a relevant research topic is presented for the group to consider. The discussions are led by Pat Renfroe, who has led similar discussions at the JCC campus for the past several year. LET’S TALK!

MARCH 7        Current news discussion and analysis by the group

News – Real and Fake:  There seems to be more news than we can absorb or analyze.  Where do most American get their news.  Where do discussion participants seek news?  What is the definition of fake news and delivery systems of this product?  What are alternative facts? What does the Constitution say about the role of the press (media) in our lives?

 

MARCH 14      News Analysis

The world we live in – how major countries throughout the world may interact with the U.S. and what this country’s responses might be.  Discussions will be based on (1) who are the leaders (2) what are the major concerns and resulting policies of the countries (3) why are such policies important to the United States from the perspectives of opportunities to build better relations or resist threats to U.S. principles.  How is the present administration addressing such issues?

We will start with North America: Mexico, Canada and the U.S. – the wall, immigration/travel, NAFTA

 

MARCH 21      News Analysis

Europe –Upcoming Elections, the European Union, NATO

 

MARCH 28      News Analysis

Russia from an Internal Perspective – What Putin wants, what the people of Russia want.  Discussing the efforts of Russia to disrupt the world, especially Europe, will be an important aspect of this meeting. Then we will examine Russia’s border countries and prospects for potential action there.

 

APRIL 4            United Kingdom

External actions (Brexit and NATO) and relations with the U.S.; internal actions concerning possible breakaway countries

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For more information please contact Pnina Levermore, Adult and Senior Program Manager, at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com or 813-291-2253.