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 email@example.com.
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.