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March 8, 2014

North Shore religion news in brief

Temple Beth Shalom and Temple Ner Tamid will celebrate the holiday of Purim on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and concluding with a martini bar and karaoke for adults at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Festivities include costumes, food and a Purim Shpiel, written by Cantor Steve Abramowitz, which tells the Purim story to the tune of familiar Broadway songs. Dinner costs $18 for adults, $10 for teens ages 11 to 17 who help with games for the younger children, and free for children under 10. Reservations are due by Monday, March 10. Beth Shalom members may RSVP to bsimons@templebethshalom.org or 978-535-2100, and Ner Tamid members may RSVP to templenertamid@verizon.net or 978-532-1293.

A Chagenu Community Purim Circus celebration will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, 4 Community Road in Marblehead. The event, which features Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, includes four circus workshops for children from 1 to 2 p.m. and a circus performance from 2 to 3 p.m. The circus workshops are $10 per child and the circus performance is $36 per family with preregistration at 781-631-8330, or $50 per family at the door. For more details, visit jccns.org.

The Artist Series of the Maple Street Congregational Church features four local choruses today, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., including the Vocal Ensemble of Beverly High School, Building Bridges Through Music from Lynn, the Follow Hymn Gospel Choir from Lynn and the Chancel Choir of the Maple Street Church. Each chorus will present a selection, and the program will conclude with a finale by all four groups combined. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. For further information, call 978-774-4510.

St. Thomas Children’s Closet, 5R Margin St., Peabody, has reopened with hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for clients to shop for clothing at no charge for their children. New families are being accepted and must be referred by an agency or another client. St. Thomas Children’s Closet serves newborn babies up to 18-year-olds. Donations of new and gently-used clothing for children may also be dropped off on Saturdays between 1 and 3 p.m.

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