Congregation Beth Sholom
of Citrus County

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Virtual Learning with Cantor Alisa Forman
If you are a non-member wishing to participate in a class or discussion, please email our president, Barbara, at for information and an invitation.
Please be sure to let Barbara know how you learned about our classes.

Upcoming class on Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 AM via Zoom

Preparing for Shavuot—An in-depth look at the Ten Commandments On Shavuot, which we will celebrate at the beginning of June, we commemorate the receiving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai. But, what are these Ten Commandments? Are there really ten of them? Are the commandments really commandments, or are they more reflective of their Hebrew name, the “Aseret haDibrot” or the “Ten Statements.” The emphasis of the Ten Commandments has always been a source of tension and conflict in Judaism. On the one hand, the Torah explicitly states that the Ten Commandments comprise the covenant between God and the Children of Israel, while on the other hand, there is so much more to Judaism than just these “ten” commandments. In this month’s class, we’ll look at what these 10 statements are all about. Are there really ten commandments there in the first place? We’ll look at connections between the commandments. We’ll look at differences between the two different sets of Ten Commandments. Come explore this journey into the Ten Commandments in honor of the upcoming Shavuot holiday. 

The cost is $5 per person per session. Please send a check to the PO box.



Let's play BINGO!

Virtual Bingo - VIA ZOOM
When: Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM (sign on at 6:45 PM)
Cost: $2 for one card, $5 for 3 cards, $10 for 6 cards

$10 to participate in 50/50 Raffle
By paying the $10 to participate in the raffle, all card numbers you have paid for
will be entered into the drawing. If your card number is chosen, 
you will win 50% of what is taken in. The more cards you play, the more chances you have to win!

. Questions: Barbara Hamerling 352-513-5169 or This is open to your family and friends. You do not have to live in the area to play.
Please make check payable to CBS and mail to: CBS, P. O. Box 640024, Beverly Hills, FL 34464-0024. In the memo, please put number of cards you are purchasing and 50/50 Raffle if you are participating.
Cards and link for Zoom sign on will be emailed to you (please provide your name and email address if not a congregation member) the Sunday before playing.
We will be playing seven games. Game 7 will continue as Game 6 on the same board. If you want, please print your cards one time if you are using pennies or chips or six times if you want to use a dauber.
Please email Barbara Hamerling that you are purchasing cards. Thank you.



Jewish Book Club
Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 PM

We will be discussing Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
by Elyssa Friedland
Book is open to members and non-members.
This will be a virtual discussion.
For more information, contact Sue at







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