Congregation Beth Sholom
of Citrus County

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Adult Education

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
            ~ Albert Einstein

Lifelong learning is a core value of Judaism. We study to learn “how” and we study to learn “why.”

Monday, November 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Sanctuary
Finding a Personal Connection to the Book of Jonah
The High Holidays are meant to reawaken a quest for growth and self-actualization that will last the whole year through. Just because the High Holidays have come and gone this year does not mean that we don't need to be aware of our spiritual lives until next year. With that in mind, Cantor Alisa Forman has adopted a study session based on the Book of Jonah which is traditionally read on Yom Kippur afternoon. We will look at interpretations and ideas gleaned from that book that should inspire us to seek personal reinvention in our day-to-day lives - not just during the High Holidays but all throughout the year. We will look at various Rabbinical and modern interpretations of the story that can fascinate and help us consider our own actions. We'll see how our situationsin life reflect Jonah's experience in his journey to save the people of Nineveh. Maybe you never were swallowed by a whale and maybe you never had to live in the belly of a big fish for three days and three nights, but maybe studying and learning about Jonah's experience3 will resonate wtih you and inspire you in a deeply personal way.
Cost of this class is $5 per person.

Monday, November 12, 7:00 pm - Kellner Auditorium
The Jewish Experience during WWII
We will be viewing and discussing the acclaimed documentary, "GI Jew: Jewish Americans in World War II. Not only will this kick off our newly revamped movie nights, but it is a perfect tribute to our veterans on (the obseved day of) Veterans Day.
Cost to participate is $10 per person which includes light snacks and soft drinks.
Reservatopms are required by November 11.
Contact Sue Pellegrino at (352) 513-4167 or via

Monday, December 10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Sanctuary
Study group led by Cantor Alisa Forman
Subject TBD

Cost of this class is $5 per person.