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Cong. Beth Shalom Clearwater

Simchat Torah: Shabbat services honoring Kallah B’reysheet and Hatan Torah, Dr. Milton and Priscilla Nathanson, will he held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.

Tot Shabbat: There will be a Tot Shabbat service for children from 6 months to 6 years old on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Rosh Chodesh group: This women’s study group will meet on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the book These Are the Words by Rabbi Arthur Green.

Talmud study: There will be a Talmud study session on Mondays, Oct. 20 and 27, following the 8:30 a.m. minyan.

Sisterhood dinner: The Sisterhood will hold a musical tribute to Jewish divas on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall. The meeting will include introduction of new members and announcement of the Volunteer of the Year and the Torah Fund Woman of Achievement. The dinner is free to members and $15 for guests. RSVP immediately to the synagogue office.

Prayer class: On Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. the first in a series of classes on tefillah will be offered. The class will be taught by Johanna Bromberg.

Lox n’ learn: Rabbi David Weizman will hold Lox n’ Learn sessions on Thursdays, Oct. 23 and 30 following 8:30 a.m. minyan.

Hebrew crash course: For adults who want to read Hebrew by Chanukah, a crash course over six sessions is being offered on Thursdays, from Oct. 30 through Dec. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. The class will be led by Tami Wolf and Anne deMarlor. Those interested must register by Oct. 27. The course is free for Beth Shalom members and $36 for non-members.

Book discussion: On Saturday, Nov. 8 after a kiddush lunch in the social hall, there will be a book discussion at 1 p.m., led by Paul Applefield. The book to be discussed is My Promised Land by Ari Shavit, who has worked for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz for 20 years. My Promised Land is an insider’s look at events that have shaped Israel, from its Zionist roots to the present. Everyone is welcome.

Scholar in residence: Author and lecturer Rabbi Joseph P. Schultz will serve as Scholar in Residence on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14-16. Rabbi Schultz, PhD, is author of The Kabbalistic Journey, winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Award in the category of religion, and In Search of Higher Wisdom, a finalist in the category of spirituality.

After a dinner on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. Rabbi Schultz will speak on “Stuck in the Elevators of Progress,” examining the breakdown of the bridges leading from religion to spirituality and mysticism and the rise of militant, fundamentalist religion. On Saturday, Nov. 15 at the 9 a.m. Shabbat service he will speak on “Replays in Our Lives,” exploring the concept of cycles in human life and in history and their relevance today. On Sunday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. his topic will be “Kabbalistic Healing and Mind-Body Medicine.”

Shabbat dinner requires RSVP and payment by Nov. 11. The dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Childcare is available, with preregistration. For more information, contact the synagogue office at (727) 531- 1418 or email

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