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March 23, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The North Shore Forum to End Homelessness for families and youth will be held on Sunday, March 24, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. The forum features keynote speaker Dr. Megan Sandel, a professor of pediatrics and public health at Boston University School of Medicine. North Shore representatives and senators are invited to attend. For more information, contact Sue Kirby of Promise the Children at 978-910-0190.

The bakers of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold their 2013 Easter Bread (Babka) Sale on Friday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church social hall, 64 Forrester St., Salem. To place an order or for more information, call 978-744-5869.

The 34th annual Good Friday Walk will be held Friday, March 29, and will begin and end at St. John the Evangelist Church on Cabot Street in Beverly. Registration is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A portion of the route will head down Hale Street to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, where lunch will be served. Following lunch, walkers will retrace the route back to St. John the Evangelist Church. Transportation options are available for seniors; call Alan Battistelli at 978-927-5847 to make arrangements. Youth leaders are encouraged to set up walking teams within their schools; five hours of community service credits will be awarded to students who complete the walk. All registered walkers will receive T-shirts. The walk raises funds for North Shore families in need. For more information, registration forms and volunteer opportunities, contact Diane Battistelli at or visit

Join the Chabad of Peabody for a Community Passover Seder on Monday, March 25. A candle will be lit at 7:45 p.m., followed by the Seder at 8 p.m. The event includes a gourmet dinner, hand-baked shmurah matzah from Israel and wine. Attendees are encouraged to participate as Rabbi Nechemia explains the story of how the Exodus comes alive through mystical meanings and Kabbalistic insights. Hebrew and English haggadahs will be provided. Space is limited to 50 seats, and tickets cost $50. Reservations are required at, or email

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