The Christian Women’s Connection October brunch will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Speakers this month are Kristy Lacroix and Stefany Pike, a mother and daughter duo who will share a sparkling, interactive and inspirational story. Reservations are required by Saturday, Oct. 19. Free childcare is available for children up to age 5. For more information, to make a reservation, for childcare, or to make a cancellation, call Jan Kerwin at 978-303-7873 or 978-532-1379.
“Connections” is a new group for widows and widowers at Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott. The first event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Shirat Hayam at 55 Atlantic Ave. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served and Rabbi HaLevi will lead a discussion titled “Lean on Me: We All Need Somebody to Lean On.” The goal for the event is to identify the need in the community, discuss options for future programs and to connect to others. Admission is free and advance reservations are requested at CSH@ShiratHayam.org or 781-599-8005.
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): 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.