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October 6, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief

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Rekindle Shabbat invites Jewish and interfaith families with children and teens to celebrate Shabbat at home with family and friends beginning in November. Rekindle Shabbat provides everything families need to celebrate Shabbat with a buddy family, including fully cooked traditional Sabbath meals four times a year and a fully stocked Shabbat kit stocked with a silver wine cup, beautiful challah cover, Shabbat candlesticks and candles, and a Shabbat blessings guide. Rekindle Shabbat dinners will take place Nov. 30, Jan. 11, March 8 and May 3. Families new to the program may participate on their own or with a buddy family. Interactive Rekindle Shabbat educational sessions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly; Sunday, Oct. 28, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead; Monday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Woodbridge Assisted Living, Peabody; or by appointment. Participants learn the basics of Sabbath candle lighting, reciting blessings and more; at least one parent from new families is required to attend. Rekindle Shabbat is free and sponsored by the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation. For more information or to register, visit www.rilcf.org or contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@rilcf.org.

The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation presents Introduction to Judaism, a free, 25-week course for individuals in interfaith relationships who wish to learn about Judaism, or are considering conversion to Judaism. Course topics include Hebrew, Jewish history, holidays, life-cycle events, Torah, traditions, ceremonies, faith and values. Registration is required to participate and can be done by contacting Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@rilcf.org, or by visiting www.rilcf.org.

Mothers of the PJ Library are invited to participate in Connections, a free book group that provides mothers with opportunities to meet, socialize and engage in lively and rich discussions about Jewish identity and Jewish family life. The program is free and includes two books and desserts. Connections is offered at Panera Bread in Swampscott on Mondays, Oct. 22 and March 11; Hardcover Restaurant in Danvers on Mondays, Oct. 15 and March 4; and Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and March 13. Groups meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Connections is open to mothers who have children currently or formerly enrolled in the PJ Library. Connections is a program of the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation. For more information or to register, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@rilcf.org.

Maple Street Church at 90 Maple St., Danvers, holds a food drive collection for the Danvers food pantry on the second Sunday of each month. Members are encouraged to bring juice boxes, pasta, canned soups and vegetables, and other items and leave them in the narthex or the shopping cart in the Social Hall. For more information, call Priscilla Curda at 978-777-0793 or email phcurda@verizon.net.

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