Hadassah Summer Book Reviews Get under Way Next Month

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Byline: DAN SCANLAN

The annual Hadassah Summer Book Reviews begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Jacksonville Jewish Center Chapel, 3662 Crown Point Road, and continue each subsequent Tuesday morning through July 29.

On July 8, Evelyn Peck will review A House of David in the Land of Jesus by Robert Lewis Berman. On July 15, Kathy Cohen reviews The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. On July 22, Carole Ort discusses The Spinster Sisters by Stacey Ballis. And on July 29, Karen Backilman will review People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

ZONE 3 SHERIFF'S ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

The Zone 3 Sheriff's Advisory Council's next meeting for Mandarin's Sector I residents is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Substation at 7100 Powers Ave.

The advisory councils were formed 10 years ago in all six police zones to allow residents to work with officers on better neighborhood relations, plus give them a direct conduit to report criminal activity and work on traffic, patrol, safety and communication problems. Zone 3's three advisory committees are also working on plans for their annual Safety Fair, set for Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Avenues mall at 10300 Southside Blvd.

JCA PROGRAMS AND ACITIVITIES

The Jewish Community Alliance has some programs and activities for July at its campus at 8505 San Jose Blvd.

The JCA Film Series presents a free showing of the documentary Steal A Pencil For Me at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. The documentary is by Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable suffering.

The JCA Theatre Camp presentation of Rock the Mouse House is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 9 and 10. Tickets are $7 and will be sold at the door.

Registration has begun for the JCA's 2008-09 After School program. Call Betsy at 730-2100, ext. 245, or Audra at ext. 249 for more information.

The JCA offers classes in Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts beginning Tuesday, July 15. Classes for children ages 8 to 16 are from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. …