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November 24, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief


The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation in partnership with Richardson’s Ice Cream of Middleton invite families of the PJ Library to donate new pajamas to its second New PJ Drive, set for Monday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Richardson’s Ice Cream, 156 South Main St., Middleton. New pajamas of all sizes are needed. For more information, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404, or

Temple Beth Shalom will host free “Mommy & Me Classes” on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m., beginning Nov. 29 at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. During the six-week session, infants and toddlers will learn to play. New families are invited to participate and meet other new mothers. For more information, contact Dawn Sundenfield at or 978-535-2100.

The Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will present its annual Advent program and luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The program, titled “A Christmas Meditation,” will be held on the campus in the Kaiser Chapel, followed by a luncheon in Alumni Hall, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. The cost for the program and luncheon is $12.75 per person. Those interested in attending should mail their payment by Monday, Nov. 26, to Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell, 130 Essex St., Hamilton, MA 01982. For more information, contact Erica at 978-646-4027 or

Members of Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn’s Next Step Living will provide free home energy assessments to NSTAR and National Grid electric and gas customers. Participating homeowners can learn where they can make cost-saving updates to their homes and more information about state and federal incentive programs to reduce the cost to make those updates. For more information, call 781-595-8836 or sign up online at

Chabad of the North Shore’s Jewish Learning Institute presents “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” the institute’s new, six-session fall 2012 course, led by Rabbi Yossi Lipsker. Sessions meet for six consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 12 at Chabad Community Shul, 44 Burrill St., Swampscott. Through the examination of the entire spectrum of what it means to be human, “The Kabbalah of You” offers recipes, tips and techniques for discovering where one’s true meaning lies, and making it a part of one’s daily existence. Sessions help participants see life as the mysterious, challenging and satisfying wonder that it really is. The program is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those with no prior experience or background. Courses are open to the public. For more information or to register, call 781-581-3833 or visit

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