Hebrew classes: A 10-week beginner's course in the Hebrew language will take place this summer at the Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd. D. Michael Michael, a native Israeli instructor, will teach the classes, which will meet Saturdays beginning June 19. The cost is $45, plus $20 for materials. Call (813) 831-5673.
Lecture: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, a professor of interreligious studies at the Vatican's Anglican University in Rome, will give a lecture on Jewish-Catholic relations at 7:30 p.m. today at the Congregation Schaarai Zedek synagogue, 3303 W Swann Ave. Bemporad, who serves as a liaison between the Vatican and the world Jewish community, will compare the popes and their views regarding Israel, the Holocaust, church sex scandals, interfaith relations and church doctrine. Call (813) 876-2377, ext. 210.
Quaker meeting: The Religious Society of Friends meets for worship at 10 a.m. Sundays at 1502 W Sligh Ave. Call (813) 253-3244.
Meditation: A class serving as an introduction to meditation in the Kadampa Buddhist tradition is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Angel Heart New Age Gifts, 3401 Henderson Blvd., No. H. The class will include two guided meditations. The cost is $10 ($5 for students and those with limited income). For information, call (727) 797-9770 or visit meditationintampabay.org.
Tikvah talk: Tampa Jewish Family Services will present a Tikvah talk on the topic of "picky eating and sensory issues" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. The event will be a panel discussion featuring speech, occupational and physical therapists, who will discuss picky eating as it relates to sensory issues, childhood development, and problems such as ADD and ADHD. Call (813) 960-1848 ext. 4109 or visit tjfs.org.
Women's Bible study: The interdenominational women's Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd. Call (813) 253-5314.
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