, Salem, MA

September 29, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief

The Salem News

---- — Area combat war veterans are invited to attend a Healing Conference on Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, hosted by Christ the Redeemer Church, 188 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. The conference speaker is Nigel Mumford, director of Healing Ministries of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y., and founder of the Welcome Home Initiative for veterans who struggle with PTSD. Enjoy a quiet, gentle, caring environment where it is safe to receive God’s healing love. The conference starts at 7 p.m. Friday and continues Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Combatant veterans of all wars will be admitted free of charge. The cost is $65 at the door for all other attendees. Lunch is included in admission; make payments by cash or check only. For more information, visit or call Judy at 978-526-4671.

The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers, will hold weekly services

on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to about 11:30 a.m. Refreshments and conversation will follow. Religious education is provided for all ages. The church is open to all, regardless of race, origin, challenges, religious background, lifestyle or sexual orientation. For more information, visit, email or call 978-774-7582.

The Christian Women’s Connection October Brunch is set for Monday, Oct. 15, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Guest speaker Beverley Marini will present “God’s Blessings in a Rebellious Life.” Brunch is $13 inclusive, and all women are welcome. Free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information, to make a reservation, for child care or for a cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873 or Laura at 978-532-2157.

Children of the PJ Library and their families are invited to celebrate Sukkot

at the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation’s PJ Library’s Flying High on Sukkot kite festival. The event is free and will take place, weather permitting, on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Kite-flying festivals are held in Israel during Sukkot as a way for people to connect with and appreciate nature. The festival will include kite-flying, Sukkot stories, snacks and a visit to the temple’s sukkah, where families can shake the lulay and etrog. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, Oct. 3. For more information or to register, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or

Rekindle Shabbat invites Jewish and interfaith families with children and teens to celebrate Shabbat

at home with family and friends beginning in November. Rekindle Shabbat provides everything families need to celebrate Shabbat with a buddy family, including fully cooked traditional Sabbath meals four times a year and a fully stocked Shabbat kit stocked with a silver wine cup, beautiful challah cover, Shabbat candlesticks and candles, and a Shabbat blessings guide. Rekindle Shabbat dinners will take place Nov. 30, Jan. 11, March 8 and May 3. Families new to the program may participate on their own or with a buddy family. Interactive Rekindle Shabbat educational sessions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly; Sunday, Oct. 28, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead; Monday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Woodbridge Assisted Living, Peabody; or by appointment. Participants learn the basics of Sabbath candle lighting, reciting blessings and more; at least one parent from new families is required to attend. Rekindle Shabbat is free and sponsored by the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation. For more information or to register, visit or contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or

The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation presents Introduction to Judaism, a free, 25-week course for individuals in interfaith relationships who wish to learn about Judaism, or are considering conversion to Judaism. Course topics include Hebrew, Jewish history, holidays, life-cycle events, Torah, traditions, ceremonies, faith and values. Registration is required to participate and can be done by contacting Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or, or by visiting

Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, will sponsor a free Hebrew Reading crash course, taught by Nancy Miller,from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Beginners and those wishing to improve their reading skills are welcome to enroll in the series. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 781-599-8005 or email

The Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation invites families with young children, infants to age 6, to participate in PJ Library Shabbat Circles, an engaging and educational Shabbat prayer experience for young children, parents and grandparents. PJ Library Shabbat Circles are interactive, last about an hour and include prayers, songs, stories, Torah study, creative movement and snacks. More than 30 PJ Library Shabbat Circles are scheduled from September through June, in partnership with local temples and made possible by an allocation from the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. October meetings include Oct. 13, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly; Oct. 19, 5 to 6 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead; Oct. 20, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Temple Ahavat Achim, Gloucester; and Oct. 27, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Temple Ner Tamid, Peabody. For more information, visit or contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or