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 email@example.com, or by visiting www.rilcf.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 rilcf.org or contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or email@example.com.