The next class of Inspirational Jewish Teaching, which is designed for educators in Jewish schools and promotes the Lappin Foundation’s mission of enhancing Jewish identity across generations, will be taught by Renee Schneider of Colorful Kids, and will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody. The topic will be mural making with a focus on Hanukkah. For more information or to register for the course, visit www.lappinfoundation.org or contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will begin on Sept. 29 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish at 253 Cabot St. in Beverly. The RCIA is open to all adults, 18 and older, who are seeking baptism. Also invited are those who have been baptized in other faith communities and want to become a Roman Catholic. Baptized Catholics who have not received first eucharist and/or confirmation are also welcome to come and to prepare for these sacraments. For more information, contact Ellen Hutchinson at St. Mary’s RCIA Office at 978 922-0113 or at email@example.com.
A workshop for people to learn how to create a written document that preserves the legacy and story of their special piece of Judaica that they can pass on to their children and grandchildren will be led by Elisabeth Horowitz, English professor, poet and creative writing instructor at Salem State University and North Shore Community College. The workshop will be held at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St. in Peabody on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bagels and coffee will be served. This Evocative Objects Writing Workshop is a free program of the Lappin Foundation and Temple Ner Tamid and is open to all. RSVPs are requested by Oct. 14 to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.