Friday, March 25, 2011

Golf Day this Sunday in Hollywood Florida Jewish Singles

Golf Day this Sunday in Hollywood
with Beginner Lessons


Start with a driving lesson from a pro, followed by a chipping and putting lesson, and finally we'll conclude by playing a few holes on the golf course.

See full details below...

Mosaic Golf Day Clinic

When: Sunday, March 27, 1 - 4 pm.

What: A Golf learning experience with a PGA teaching pro who will give a 1-hour full swing lesson on the driving range, a 1-hour short game lesson (chipping and putting) followed by a chance to take it on the golf course and put your new skills into action. We will meet at the driving range and begin the lessons at 1 pm.  No golfing experience is required as the lessons are designed to teach beginners the basic fundamentals of the game.  Refreshments will be served.

Where: Orangebrook Golf and Country Club (400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood, FL, 954-967-4653).  From I-95 exit at Hollywood Blvd.  Go west one mile to Entrada Drive and turn left. Travel a quarter mile and turn right into the parking lot.  From the Turnpike, exit at Hollywood Blvd.  Head East towards I-95.  After passing Park Road, turn right to Entrada Drive. Travel a quarter mile and turn right into the parking lot.

Bring: Bring sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.  Dress is casual (shorts and sneakers).  All clubs and balls will be provided.

Cost: $33 for Mosaic Members and $38 for Non-members.  This lesson would cost over $180 if you wanted a private lesson with a teaching pro.

Contact: Matt Odette at 954-668-8949 or e-mail at  Please RSVP... An instructor will be provided for every six players, which will greatly enhance the learning experience.

Click here for more information on Mosaic Outdoor Club of S. Florida...

Campout next Weekend at Tomoka State Park - Jewish Singles and All


Campout at Tomoka State Park
next Weekend

Get away from it all for a weekend full of the peace and quiet that only nature can offer.  Mosaic provides most of the gear, the food, and the other essentials.  You just pack your clothes, tent (if you have one), bedding, etc.  Spend the weekend creating friendships, exploring a new part of the state, and enjoying nature.

See full details below...

Campout at Tomoka State Park

When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, April 1 – 3, 2011. Friday night dinner will be served around 7:00 pm. If you arrive after 9:00 pm on Friday, you're on your own for dinner

What: The best way to welcome spring is to camp out at Tomoka State Park -- voted among the 25 Best Spring Campout Locations in America by Camping Life magazine (the only one in Florida that made the list). Here is a taste of "real Florida" right in our back yard, with a variety of wildlife habitats and endangered species. Tomoka State Park (pronounced Toe-mocha) has many options and is close to the beach. Two organized activities for the group will be hiking along the half-mile trail once inhabited by Timucuan Indians, and observing bird (160 species) and marine life while canoeing along the Tomoka river and its surrounding creeks (canoe and kayak rentals are available). You may bring your bike if you'd like to ride; there are no rentals available at the park. There are bathrooms and outdoor showers near the campsite. If you want indoor showers, they are located by the front of the park – a short car ride away. Park website:

Where: Tomoka State Park (386-676-4050) is located three miles north of Ormond Beach. We reserved Tomoka's Group Campsite. The park is 10 minutes from the beach and 15 from the nightlife of Daytona Beach for those who tire of roughing it.

Cost: $55 Mosaic members, $60 non-members. Price includes all meals from friday dinner to sunday breakfast. NEW FEATURE: Option to pay through Club Express with a credit card. Go to and sign in. Click on the calendar, and then the event and you will see "Register". Click on that and pay. It's that simple!

Bring: Tent, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, hiking boots or sneakers, hat, water bottle, bug spray, rain poncho, flashlight, bike if you choose, and clothing as desired. Mosaic has tents that you can borrow if you need one (please let us know so we can reserve one for you.)

Directions: Take I-95 North towards Daytona Beach. Take the SR-40 exit, EXIT 268, toward Ormond Beach. Turn RIGHT onto W. Granada Blvd (heading east). Travel 4 miles. Turn LEFT onto North Beach Street (the turn is right before a large bridge). Travel 4 miles. The park entrance is off of North Beach Street. If you want to take the turnpike, cross over to I-95 in Fort Pierce (at Okeechobee Road, exit 152).

Carpooling: Contact trip leader for carpool information.

Contact: RSVP to Linda Brockman, 954-806-5209 or email Make checks payable to Mosaic Outdoor Club of South Florida. Mail to Linda Brockman, 1050 NW 189 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Space is limited so make your reservations early.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 27 South Florida Mosaic Young Professionals Kickoff Event this Sunday

Good for Jewish Singles

Mosaic Outdoor Club Young Professionals; Ages 21 to 39
Kickoff Event!
Sunday, March 27, at 1:30 pm

"Guided Tour of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge"

Mosaic is your club, and we heard you loud and clear.  The young adults in our group occasionally want to organize events just for their age group, ages 21 to 39.  Their kickoff event will be held this Sunday, March 27, at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Delray Beach.  Please spread the word.

If you are into outdoor adventures and fall into this age range, please join us for our kickoff event.  Your participation will help this group to grow, will be the best way for you to participate with people your own age, and will give you the opportunity to guide the future of this group.

Further, if you know someone else in this age range who may be interested, please forward them this email.  Do you have a child, cousin, or friend who is age 21 to 39?  Introduce them to Mosaic, and soon they will be camping, biking, running, playing sports, hiking, boating, and more, all with other Jewish people their age, before they know it.  Since the inception of our club in 1993, Mosaic has been responsible for over 30 marriages, resulting from people meeting at Mosaic events.

We hope the turnout for this event will be HUGE!  We have spread the word throughout the South Florida Young Jewish Professional community, and notified most groups including the Tribe, Friends of the IDF, Temple and JCC Young Adult Divisions, and more!  Invite your friends.  The more the merrier.

For full details on the event Click Here

Thanks so much.

Rick Dronsky, Vice President
Mosaic Outdoor Club of South Florida

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dec 1 New York Dor Chadash Chanukah Party

Good event for Jewish singles
Chanukah United Party this Thursday Night!
get tickets here
Join Dor Chadash
This Thursday Night, December 2nd at District 36 Club Chanukah United! 
General Admission: $20 in advance or $30 at the door
Includes 1 free drink ticket
VIP Entry: $65 in advance or $80 at the door
Includes 2 hour open premium bar and light fare
Don't wait, purchase your tickets now!


Dec 12 Los Angeles Jewish Outdoors Boney Mountain Overlook

Great event for Jewish Singles in the Los Angeles area
Jewish Outdoor Adventures

Sunday, December 12, 2010: Boney Mountain Overlook



Rating:  Strenuous



Andrea Friedman and Lewis Groner will co-lead this hike of about 7.5 miles round trip with 2100 feet elevation gain.  It includes some breathtaking up-close views of the shear rock faces of Boney Mountain.  At a stunning overlook of Boney Mountain, you will see a bench-like rock on the trail with an unforgettable view of the rock faces, as well as views of the Oxnard Plain and Thousand Oaks.  The last section of trail is very steep and it is not maintained.  Poles would be very useful for the way down, but not a must.


What to bring

2 to 3 liters of water, lunch, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots, day-pack, warm jacket, long pants, long sleeved shirt (shorts and T shirt in warm weather).  Clothes should be loose fitting, and light-colors are preferable.


Robertson and Venice Blvd Carpool: 8:15 A.M.

Meet at the western side of the parking lot of Albertson's supermarket, located on Venice Blvd, near Robertson Blvd (there is also an Office Max and a Starbucks Coffee in the same shopping center).  Park on the side street (Durango Ave) next to the parking lot.  This location is right next to the Robertson's Blvd exit off of the 10 freeway.  If there is no JOA representative here form your own carpools.  Please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any.


Fwy 10 W 2.2 miles to fwy 405 N, 9.5 miles to Fwy 101 N, 26.5 miles to Lynn Rd (exit 45).  Left (south/west) onto Lynn Rd, 4 miles to Wendy Dr, left 0.5 mile to dead end at Potrero Rd.  Park on Wendy Drive or pull in parking on Potrero on the dirt.,%20newbury%20park,%20ca&trf=0&lon=-118.950198&lat=34.155018&mag=3


Valley carpool:  8:25 A.M.

Meet in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Riverside Dr and Hazeltine Ave (between Woodman and Van Nuys Blvd).  Meet on Riverside Avenue on the south side, across from Trader Joes.  If there is no JOA representative here form your own carpools.

Directions from Valley

Riverside Dr W 0.5 mile to Van Nuys Blvd, left 0.1 mile to Fwy 101 N, 27 miles to Lynn Rd (exit 45).  Left (south/west) onto Lynn Rd, 4 miles to Wendy Dr, left 0.5 mile to dead end at Potrero Rd.  Park on Wendy Drive or pull in parking on Potrero on the dirt.,%20newbury%20park,%20ca&trf=0&lon=-118.950198&lat=34.155018&mag=3


Trailhead time:  9:15 A.M.

Return to trailhead time:  3 P.M.


Lew's cell (310) 770-7962 (inactive on Shabbat))

Jewish Outdoor Adventures | 9025 Wilshire Blvd Ste 303 | Beverly Hills | CA | 90211-1827

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov Atlanta Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Hikes Good for Jewish Singles

Plus, see special notes below
Tray Mountain Fatburner - Strenuous 
(SEE MODERATE HIKE BELOW....separate meet-up and route for these 2 Tray Mtn hikes)
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 8:15 AM
Leader:  Bob Israel,
  Not only is this one of the most strenuous hikes in Georgia, but it's also  one of the most scenic. 
We start out at Unicoi Gap on the Appalachian Trail, and right from the get-go,  we'll have an 1168-foot climb in 1.3 miles to the summit of the first mountain.  We follow the AT downhill 1000 feet, then climb another 1300 feet in 2.7 miles  to the top of our second mountain and lunch destination, Tray Mountain, where  we'll have a 360-degree view of the north Georgia mountains.    On a clear day, we may be able to see Stone Mountain and the skyscrapers of Atlanta with the naked eye. 
Tray Mountain - Moderate Hike
Sunday, November 21, 2010, 8:45 AM
Note:  This hike meets 30 minutes later than the strenuous hike!
Leader:  Bonnie Rubin,

  This is one-half of the strenuous hike that Bob's group will be ?doing today, so it's attainable for those who want to enjoy the view ?but not have to work so hard to get there. ??THe hike will start at Indian Grave Gap? on the AT, where we will climb 1300 feet over 2.7 miles to the top of?Tray Mountain to eat lunch and have the same 360-degree view. ?(Good chance that Bob and hIs group will be arriving at the ?lunch spot to join us.) The climb can be strenuous in some spots, but it's all downhill on ?the way back.?? Round trip up and back distance is 5.4 miles. ??
Tray Mtn Lite - Moderate

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nov 14 Palm Beach Florida Jewish Outdoor Canoe Trip

Great event for Jewish singles

This Weekend With Mosaic!!   Canoe the Loxahatchee!!
Its one of the most scenic events of the year.  Come on out for Mosaic's favorite canoe trip!  Full details below!

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Come on out and enjoy the great outdoors with your Mosaic Outdoors Club!!

Chuck Negrea
Activities Director

This Weekend With Mosaic!!

Loxahatchee River Down & Back Canoe Trip
When: Sunday, November 14, 9:00 am at the carpool site or 10:00 am at the put-in site. Please use the restroom before parking at the put-in site (see "Directions" below). We should be back at the outfitter by about 4:00 pm
What: This is Mosaic's favorite canoe trip, only with a slightly different twist this year. For the first time ever, we will be paddling for three hours downstream, then stopping for lunch along the river bank, and then paddling back up to the outfitter. The Loxahatchee River is the only river in Florida designated as "wild and scenic" by the U.S. Government. This trip will focus on the narrow section of the river, bounded by oak trees and sable palms. The wildlife abounds, and the canoeing is fairly technical, but doesn't require much exertion. We'll start out with a brief canoe lesson, and then hit the river. After canoeing for about two hours, we'll stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank near Governor's Dock, before turning upstream for the three-hour paddle back to the outfitter. Doing the trip this way means that we don't need to wait for the shuttle bus at the end, nor spend another half hour on the bus. In addition, the canoes are half the cost of going to Jonathan Dickenson and getting shuttled back, and we get to experience the nicest part of the river twice! This is the way most people do this trip, and there are good places for lunch and porta-potties along the river. Join us afterward for a well-deserved dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Where: Canoe Outfitters at Riverbend Park, 561-746-7053
Directions: Take the Turnpike north to exit 116 west, or I-95 north to exit 87 B. Go west on Route 706 for approximately 1-1/4 miles. You will see a small brown sign in the median strip, and Canoe Outfitters will be on the left. That is where the canoe office, port-o-lets, and put-in site are now. Please use the bathroom before you park at the put-in site if possible, since there will be no other good opportunity till lunch. There is a bathroom at the McDonald's on Route 706 east of the Turnpike or at the Starvin' Marvin's convenience store a few blocks west of the put-in site
Carpool Site: Meet at the Wyndham Garden Hotel just west of I-95 on Glades Road (not the one on Sheridan!). Take I-95 to Glades Road (Exit #45) in Boca Raton, and go west. Go under I-95, and make the first U-turn, to come back east on Glades. The Holiday Inn will be on the right, just before you get to I-95. Meet in the parking lot at 9:00 am. We will leave at 9:15 am sharp!
Bring: Sunscreen, hat, picnic lunch, snacks, lots of water, insect repellent, dry bag if you have one, and change of clothes for dinner.
Cost: $16 for Mosaic Members and $21 for non-members. Cost includes canoe rental, park fees, and taxes.
Contact & RSVP:  Limit 50. RSVP required and payment required by Saturday, November 13. Please note deadline date!!! For more info, call Rick Dronsky at 954-435-3388 or or Donna Rosenblum at 954-726-7688. To reserve your space, send payment in full, payable to Mosaic, to Rick Dronsky, 10863 Denver Dr, Cooper City, FL 33026.

Coming Up With Mosaic!!

High/Low Ropes Course & Team Building Adventure at FAU in Boca Raton
When: Sunday, November 21, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
What:  You've heard the buzz about team building ropes courses.  Mosaic is sponsoring a day in the outdoors on platforms, planks, rock walls, rope ladders, playing games, brain teasers, and problem solving in the spirit of team building.  Enjoy a mix of low and high ropes elements.  Challenge your fears, improve your leadership skills, and have fun solving problems.  Not only is this program fun and exciting, but it will build skills which prove valuable both at work and at play.  I've done this course a few times and it always leaves me with a new, positive perspective and thoughts to ponder.  Anyone 8-65 years old can participate.  High elements will make up 1/3 of the events.
Where: The FAU Boca Raton Campus, three blocks north of the University Center on the west end of campus.
Directions: Take I-95 to Glades Road in Boca Raton.  Go east several blocks and make a left at the Fresh Market, into the FAU campus.  Follow the signs to the University Center, then continue three more blocks to the climbing wall.
RSVP: Registration deadline is November 10.  After November 10, add $5.
Bring:  Hat, sunscreen, sneakers, water bottle, a sense of adventure, and $6.50 for lunch.
Cost: $40 for Mosaic members, $45 for non-members.  Cost includes four hours on the ropes course, with an hour break for lunch.  Add $5 if reserving after November 10.  Cost does not include lunch, which is $8.00 for an extensive all-you-can-eat buffet brunch in the student cafeteria.
Contact: RSVP and advance payment is required.  To RSVP, call Abbe Gleicher at 954-663-6682 or email  Send a check in the proper amount, payable to Mosaic, to Abbe Gleicher 1405 Belmont Place, Boynton Beach, FL 33436.




Coming Up With Mosaic!!!
November 21 Ropes Course at FAU Led by Abbe Gleicher

 November 28

No Event - Happy Thanksgiving!!
 December 3  Community-Wide Chanukah Party & Potluck Shabbat Dinner  Led by Laurie Shapero & Rick Dronsky
 December 5  Catamaran Sunset Sail & Champagne Toast  Led by Sheila Jaffe


Check out the full schedule of events on our  Calendar Page