98-year-old hosts virtual women’s group

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Trudy Berlin looks at a book during her weekly Zoom session at the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday, March 16, 2021. During the coronavirus pandemic, Berlin moved her in-person classes to Zoom. She’s grown a steady audience of about 50 women from the U.S. and Canada who have come to view the class as a support group. Berlin says it’s “a whole new world out there” and she’s having fun. (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus shut down the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton, Florida, 98-year-old Trudy Berlin sprang into action to keep her weekly women’s group active.

“The Ladies Room,” which she’s hosted at the JCC since 2000, went virtual.

Thanks to a little help from the center’s arts, culture, and learning director, Berlin began hosting the weekly show from her apartment.

She’s grown a steady audience of about 50 women from the U.S. and Canada who have come to view the class as a support group.

Berlin says it’s “a whole new world out there” and she’s having fun.

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