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October 12, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The Salem News

---- — 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 an informational meeting for the 2014 Robert I. Lappin Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I) on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at 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 the meeting and questions about Y2I 2014 may be directed to Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or swyner@lappinfounation.org.

The Second Congregational Church in North Beverly will celebrate its 300th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 26, with a catered dinner by Bonne Bouche Caterers in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary, featuring the Cape Ann Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, a 17-piece ensemble. Tickets cost $25 for dinner, $15 for the concert, or $35 for both events, and are available at www.beverlysecond.com, 978-922-5722, or at the door. Dinner reservations must be made in advance. The church is located at 35 Conant St. and is handicapped-accessible by entering at the parking lot end of the building.

Comedy Night at Temple Beth Shalom, at 489 Lowell St., Peabody, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. and with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sarah Blodgett, Rich Gustus and Chrissy Judge Kelleher will be on stage, and have previously performed at Giggles, The Comedy Studio and Catch a Rising Star. Tickets are $30 each and include three drinks, munchies, dessert and coffee. Your check is your reservation. Call 978-535-2100 or email bsimons@templebethshalom.org.

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 swyner@lappinfoundation.org.

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.

The Lappin Foundation presents Movement for Your Jewish Soul, a program that invites the adult Jewish community to go beyond the food and experience Jewish holidays in another dimension with yoga instructor Ariela HaLevi, who will guide participants through a multisensory experience using gentle movement that will help participants experience the essence of Jewish holidays and strengthen physical and spiritual connections to them. No yoga experience is required. The program takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 18, April 7 and June 2 at Woodbridge, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. The program is free and class size is limited. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a mat. Extra mats will be available. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or posher@lappinfoundation.org.

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church collect food and essential items for the Danvers food pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna, pasta, boxed juices and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-774-4510.