Jewish Press of Pinellas County

Temple Ahavat Shalom Palm Harbor

Yummy: Dr. Ed Deckler will present “Jews & Chocolate: A Bittersweet Affair,” on the history of Jewish Chocolate desserts on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. “Jewish chocolates” will be available for sampling. To attend, email

Chai Mitzvah: Get involved in a series titled “Typically Jewish, Atypically Fun,” based on Nancy Maxwell’s book, “Typically Jewish.” The class, beginning on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., will include conversations and activities to help people discover what it means to be “typically Jewish.” For information, contact Loren Goldman at

Intro to Judaism: A course designed for adults, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion and all others who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience, will be taught on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. by Rabbi Matt Berger. To attend, email

Adult education: This course, taught by Rabbi Berger on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. will explore some of Judaism’s biggest questions: Where is God in times of adversity and tragedy? Can a person really change? Why is antisemitism on the rise? Why do people suffer? To attend, email

Judges and prophets: An adult study class will be held on Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8 at noon to study the judges and prophets, using Tanakh, a new translation of Holy Scriptures. The class will begin with the “Book of Isaiah” and grapple with some of the most interesting moral and ethical problems facing Jews in ancient times, as well as today. Classes meet via Zoom. Join the class anytime. RSVP to Susi Segal at

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