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North Pinellas religion briefs for May 8

One of 1,546 sacred Scrolls seized by the Nazis in World War II is kept in a case at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater.

JIM DAMASKE | Times (1998)

One of 1,546 sacred Scrolls seized by the Nazis in World War II is kept in a case at Congregation Beth Shalom in Clearwater.

The Shavuot holiday commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In observance, a special program for children and adults will take place at 5 p.m. May 15 at Holiday Inn Express, 2580 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, followed by a dairy dinner featuring cheesecakes, blintzes, pasta, salads and ice cream. All children attending will receive a surprise gift. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Call (727) 265-2770 or email

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The public is invited to a special Shavuot observance at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Ohr Chadash, a Messianic synagogue in Clearwater, at 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Call (727) 726-1472 or (727) 842-1772.

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Have trouble articulating your religious beliefs? A four-week class, "Building Your Own Theology," will be held Thursday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. May 9, 16, 23 and 30 in the Patio Room of the UUC Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Based on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian, the classic UU adult enrichment program focuses on various theological questions that invite participants to develop their own personal belief statements. Total class fee is $15. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, call (727) 531-7704. Visit

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Balance your yin and yang with tai chi from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Peace Cottage, located on the property of Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road. David Yee instructs this class that fosters harmony in mind, body and spirit and assists the proper alignment of the skeletal structure and musculature. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and footwear. Suggested offering is $12. Call (727) 531-0992. Visit

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Scrapbookers are invited to bring their creativity to a free scrapbooking/cardmaking event 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 2281 State Road 580, Clearwater. Refreshments will be available. Call (727) 542-7163.

Mail religion news to Nova Beall at 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100A, Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 445-4119; or email

North Pinellas religion briefs for May 8 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:39pm]
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