At 8 p.m. Friday, cantor Samuel Berman will be installed as the new full-time spiritual leader of Temple Beth Shalom, 1109 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala.
This will be an evening of worship and music with a reception to follow. For information call (352) 629-3587.
Knights of Columbus
names stellar spellers
The first round of the Knights of Columbus spelling bee, sponsored by Abbot Francis Sadlier Council 6168 of Beverly Hills, has been completed.
Fifth- and sixth-year group winners are Jarrod Smith, Forest Ridge, first place; Nicole Bruno, Pope John Paul II, second; and Melissa Patrick, Pope John Paul II, third.
Seventh- and eighth-year group winners are Matt Rees, home school student, first place; Summer Wyllie, home school student, second; and Joshua Nicholls, Lecanto Middle, third.
Jarrod and Matt will advance to the district finals, to be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Reverend Virgil Power Hall on County Road 486 and Pinecone Avenue.