Programming for Active Adults

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.

  • Jetsetters

  • Men's Club

  • Jazz Culture Club

  • Mah Jongg

  • Discover Opera Group

  • Men's Club Ball Game

  • Plugged In Workshop

From lively concerts to excursions about town to stimulating classes, Active Adults enjoy comradery and fun at the JCC.  The dedicated volunteers in the Active Adult Planning Group are committed to making sure that whatever your interest, there is sure to be something for you at the JCC.

August Calendar Activities:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC Active Adults Men’s Club
Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month
Tuesday | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

 

For men who want to spend an enjoyable time with others of similar interests in a relaxed and friendly surrounding. Activities include poker, billiards, ping-pong, sporting events, fishing trips, camping, community volunteering, and discussions.

 

Meetings are held in the J-Loft at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC 522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606. Meets second & fourth Tuesday from 5:00-6:30 PM.

 

Go to the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Active Adults Men’s Club Home Page to see a schedule of upcoming events!

Plugged In Workshop

 

15 active adults came together on Monday at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC for our pilot JCC Plugged-In pilot workshop.  JCC Plugged-In is an intergenerational program that brings the community’s young professionals and active adults together.  Volunteers Luy Teitelroit (Founder & CEO / IT SUPPORT GUYS) and Steven Atkin (Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, Master Inventor, IBM Support Transformation, Training & Globalization) led the workshop, answering questions and providing participants with hands-on guidance in using their devices and social media.

 

For more information about future workshops or to find out how you can volunteer your time, please contact Active Adults Program Manager Pnina at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com, or Director of Young Adult Engagement Lisa Robbins at lisa.robbins@jewishtampa.com.

JCC Plugged-In Workshops: Life Hacks With Google And Youtube
Tuesday, August 21 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Free

 

Learn smart shortcuts that Google and YouTube provide for free.  Plugged-In is an intergenerational tech meetup where active adults can bring tech devices and platforms that they wish to learn more about from tech-savvy professionals. Laptops available for anyone who wants to ‘get their hands dirty’. To register, please call Active Adults at 813-291-2253. No charge.

JCC Plugged-In Workshops: Life Journal: A Three-Part Series
Sept 12 | Oct 17 | Nov 21
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Free

 

Capture and preserve your life stories.  Create a Journal of your memories, insights, photos, videos, favorite songs, special moments, & more.  In these workshops we will learn how to create a secure online journal and share it with your loved ones; design your Life Journal just how you want it; record your stories, photos and videos to pass on. No technical knowledge is required. Volunteers will be on hand to help you out.

 

From social media and website design, to web security and map navigation, the JCC Plugged-In tech meet up is a venue where active adults can bring questions about their tech devices and applications that they wish to learn more about from tech-savvy professionals.  

 

Laptops are available for anyone who wants to “get their hands dirty”.

 

JCC Plugged-In is made possible thanks to a group of young tech professionals who are generously volunteering their time and expertise.

The Bryan Glazer Family JCC and the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department
present the Active Adults
First Annual Silver Night Out Dance
Thursday | September 20 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Bryan Glazer Family JCC | 522 N. Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33606
$25 | Formal Attire

 

 

The Bryan Glazer Family JCC and the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department Present

The First Annual Tampa Silver Night Out Dance.  Active Adults throughout Hillsborough County aged 50 years young and older are cordially invited to attend at night of glitz, glamour, music, food and fun.  Tickets can be purchased and tables can be reserved by contacting Pnina Levermore at the JCC (813-291-2253), or Tampa Parks and Recreation (Lisa Bryant: 813-348-1180 or Lalita Lovett: 813-242-5350).

 

Tickets can be purchased and tables can be reserved by contacting:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC
Pnina Levermore: 813.291.2253

 

Tampa Parks and Recreation
Lisa Bryant: 813.348.1180 or Lalita Lovett: 813.242.5350

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Tampa JCCs Active Adults, USF OLLI and The Florida Orchestra Present:
Conversation with The Florida Orchestra Assistant Conductor Daniel Black:

Michael Tippit’s Oratorio “A Child of Our Time”
Thursday, November 8 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Bryan Glazer Family JCC
$15 per person | Everyone is welcome

 

 

British composer Michael Tippitt wrote the oratorio “A Child of Our Time” in response to the events of Kristallnacht. This conversation will not only explore the music of “A Child of Our Time,” but will also more generally examine commemoration and resistance through the arts.

 

TFO Assistant Conductor Daniel Black studied conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University; and studied composition with Richard Danielpour. He counts among his mentors Leonid Korchmar, Neil Varon and Victor Yampolsky.

 

Registration opens on August 27, 2018.

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Arts About Town Excursions & Learning Express Lecture Series

 

Ignite new interests, engage your curiosity, and meet new people with our excursions and pre-excursion lectures. Explore the area with fun trips, behind-the-scene tours, and interesting exhibits. Before you go, get the background from subject-matter experts.  These are individual events which you can attend separately or as many as you want.

 

 

  1. Learning Express: The History Of Surrealist Art With Joseph Mcauliffe
  2. Arts About Town Excursion: Dali Museum: Docent-Led Tour With Lunch At Café Gala
  3. Learning Express: Broadway Musicals With Erin Horan Of The Florida Orchestra
  4. Learning Express: Conversation With The Florida Orchestra: A Child Of Our Time
  5. Arts About Town Excursion: Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert With Pre-Concert Conversation: Broadway
  6. Arts About Town Excursion: Tampa Theater: Ghost Tour preceded by lunch at Paninoteca Mediterranean Café (transportation available)
  7. Arts About Town Excursion: Bay News 9 Studio Tour
  8. Learning Express: The Ins And Outs Of Weather Forecasting In Florida (tentative)

Learning Express: The History Of Surrealist Art with Joseph McAuliffe
Wednesday, Sept 12 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

 

 

The historical background of surrealism, and an overview of the cultural climate of the surrealist movement.

Arts About Town Excursion: Dali Museum: Docent-Led Tour With Lunch At Café Gala
Transportation available
Wed, September 26 | 12:00 | Tour begins at 1:00 PM
Cost: $19 (excluding lunch)
Registration required

 

Discover an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dali artwork, including the special exhibition “Visions of Dali’s Spain” created by renowned nature photographer Clyde Butcher.

Arts About Town Excursion: Tampa Theater: Ghost Tour preceded by lunch at Paninoteca Mediterranean Café
Transportation available
Thursday, Oct 4 | 12:30 PM | Tour begins at 2:00 PM
Cost: $10
Registration required

 

In October, Tampa Theatre highlights its reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in Tampa with a series of Ghost Tours that share stories of the spirited former employees and patrons who still make their presence known.

Learning Express: Broadway Musicals With Erin Horan Of The Florida Orchestra
Wednesday, October 10 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

 

This talk will explore some of the most popular composers to hit Broadway in its heyday, including Richard Rodgers, Lerner & Lowe, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Arts About Town Excursion: Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert With Pre-Concert Conversation: Broadway
Lunch at The Hangar Restaurant following the concert (transportation available)
Thu, Nov 1 | 10:00 AM | Mahaffey Theater
Cost: $28
Registration required

 

Bock: Fiddler on the Roof selections / Lloyd Weber: Phantom of the Opera selections / Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Avenue.  Your favorite music is served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and witty commentary.  The concert starts at 11:00 AM, with the pre-concert talk at 10:00 AM.

Arts About Town Excursion: Bay News 9 Studio Tour
Transportation available
Tuesday, Dec 4 | 10:00 AM | Followed by lunch

 

Enjoy a guided tour of Bay News 9.  Tour the entire station, including live broadcasts of the News and Weather.

Learning Express: The Ins And Outs Of Weather Forecasting In Florida
Wednesday, December 12 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

 

Join Bay News 9 weather forecaster for an in-depth look at how weather is predicted.

 

NEW! Scrabble Open-Play Sunday
Sundays, 1:00 PM | Beginning Aug 19
Free Members | Guests: $10 for 5 weeks.

 

Stop by the JCC and play a game of Scrabble. All levels are welcome. Have fun and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Members:

 

Mah Jongg Lessons by Dragons on the Green
Sunday | July 29 | 9:30 AM

 

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 Class
Sunday | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Member: $65 | Guest: $70

 

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. If you cannot meet at this time, please contact Pnina Levermore for further options.

 

 

Mah Jongg Open Play
Mondays | Tuesdays | Thursdays
1 PM – 3 PM
Free

 

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

 

Bridge Lessons (any level)
1 PM – 2:30 PM | Fridays
June 29 –August 3
Member: $50 | Guest: $60 for six classes (pro-rating option available)

 

Have you ever wanted to learn to play bridge? Do you know the basics, but it’s been a while? Come schmooze, play and learn in a friendly environment. Six 1½ hour sessions will cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and the play of hand.     

     

 

News Talk
Tuesdays | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Free

 

Don’t shout at the television - join us instead for a respectful exchange of ideas.  If you are looking for a place to discuss current international, national, state and local news, then you will enjoy this group.  All views are welcomed.  This discussion group led by Pat Renfroe.

 

 

Parkinson's Rock Steady Boxing
M/W/F 1:30 – 3:00 PM
June 4 - August 31

 

We are pleased to offer this program for people with Parkinson’s disease. This outstanding non-contact boxing program can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of the disease. By exercising with certified Rock Steady Boxing coaches, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.

 

Member: Per Session: $10 | Per Month: $79
Guest: Per Session $15 | Per Month: $99

$100 initial registration fee includes assessment analysis, gloves, and wraps. Enrollment in this program is billed through Rock Steady Boxing.

Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative
Big & Loud Karaoke Mixer

At The Bryan Glazer Family JCC | 522 N. Howard Avenue Tampa, Fl 33606 | 813.575.5900
In Partnership with USF
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Join us for this fun social event for people with Parkinson’s, care partners, friends and supporters. Led by Dj Mike Sean refreshments, decorations, music and information tables welcome and introductions by the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, USF and The Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

Ice Breaker Activities:

Song Burst • Name that TV Show • 50s and 60s Trivia

 

Choose to sing either in front of the group or from your seat this event is generously sponsored By The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s.

 

Wellness initiative grant and by a grant from The Parkinson’s Foundation.

 

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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.