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.”

Friday, December 7 - Kellner Kitchen
Latke making
Congregation members or anyone attending the December Hanukkah/Shabbat dinner are invited to participate in latke-making late morning to early afternoon on December 7th in preparation for our Hanukkah/Shabbat dinner that evening. Come to help, come to learn. Contact Sue at bethsholomcitruscounty@gmail.com to let the committee know that you are coming.
 

Monday, December 10, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Sanctuary
Second session of a two-part study group led by Cantor Alisa Forman
An exploration of the end of Jonah and a special treat-- “the real story of Hanukkah”
Cantor’s class continues with discussion of spiritual implica-tions of Jonah. We will be looking in-depth at the last 2 chap-ters of the Book of Jonah and continuing our discussion on why we read it at Yom Kippur. We will continue to explore the spiritual implications of the story and try to relate it to ourselves. You can come and get a lot out of it even if you didn’t attend the first session!
In the final portion of the class, as a bonus end of Hanukkah treat, we will look at what some modern rabbis and scholars consider to be the “the real story of Hanukkah.” We’ll look at where the story of the oil came from and what it all means today.
Cost of this class is $5 per person.

Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm - Sanctuary
Jewish Book Club open to members and non-members. We will be discussing the novel Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate by Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Participants need to read the book in advance. The book is relevant today. It's about family obligations and the responsibility to keep Judaism alive. At this meeting, we will decide on the book to read at our next Jewish Book Club meeting which will be held in April. Start thinking about books you think the book club should read. Donation of $5. People can bring brown bag dinners. Water and iced tea will be available.

February – Movie Night – exact date to be determined


Sunday, March 10 at 3:00pm - Kellner Kitchen
Hamantaschen baking event. Participants will be learn how to make different varieties of the three-cornered Purim cookie. We will be baking Hamantaschen to be served at our Purim Sudah later in the week, but bakers will get to take home a sampling of what is baked


April – Jewish Book Club – date and title to be determined


May – Movie Night – exact date to be determined


Members who are interested in serving on the Adult Ed – Lifestyle Division committee or who have sugges-tions for Lifestyle Division programs, please contact Sue at bethsholomcitruscounty@gmail.com.