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September 28, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

An adult education class on Letter to the Hebrews will be conducted by Professor Steven Fahrig in the parish center of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 (no class Oct. 14), Oct. 21 and 28. The church is at 80 Atlantic Ave. For more information call 781-631-0086.

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 posher@lappinfoundation.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 stmarymargejohnrcia@gmail.com.

Jewish teens who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school and reside in Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation’s service area are invited to attend one of the following informational meetings for the 2014 Robert I. Lappin Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I): Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead; Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody; Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly; Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., JCC, Marblehead; and Sunday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, Peabody. Interested teens and parents will hear from alumni and from Deborah Coltin, the trip organizer and supervisor. The 2014 program includes the fully subsidized 12-day trip to Israel in July 2014, in addition to educational programs for teens and parents, and leadership training opportunities for teens. For more information, visit Y2I.org. Registration for informational meetings and questions about Y2I 2014 may be directed to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfounation.org.

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