, Salem, MA

July 6, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Salem News

---- — This summer, starting on Sunday, July 7, worship services at Tabernacle Congregational UCC Church will begin at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 50 Washington St. in Salem and is handicapped-accessible. The church is open and affirming, and everyone is welcome to join in worship. For more information, call the church office at 978-744-3164, or visit

The Christian Women’s Connection July brunch will be held Monday, July 8, from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Point Room at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Route 62, Danvers. Marcea Ewald, a cancer survivor, will share how the broken road led to her life’s greatest joy, and Lynne Lance will demonstrate exercise moves for all fitness levels and ages. Brunch is $13 inclusive, and free child care is available for children up to age 5. Reservations are required by Saturday, July 6. For more information, child care or to make a reservation or cancellation, call Jan at 978-532-1379 or 978-303-7873.

Temple Sinai in Marblehead is accepting applications from local artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Temple’s new exhibition space for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. There will be three six-week exhibits throughout the year, and shows will either be a highlight of one artist’s work or a themed show with several artists represented. The first exhibit, “Renewal, Rebirth and Return,” opens Tuesday, Aug. 27, and focuses on the universal themes in the Jewish calendar. Applications for this show must be submitted to Temple Sinai by Monday, July 8. For more information, call 781-631-2763 or visit

Temple Beth Shalom will hold its 17th annual Sha’ BBQ at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, followed by a shabbat family service, led by Rabbi Emily Mathis, and oneg shabbat. Meet new members and greet prospective members. The kosher menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken nuggets, veggie burgers and sides. Reserve a spot by Monday, July 22, at 978-535-2100 or Events will be held at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. The shabbat eating experience is open to the entire Jewish community.

“Images of Jewish Women in American Film,” a program of the Jewish Women’s Archive, presents the final film in its special film and discussion series tracing cultural representations of and attitudes toward Jewish women in American films in the past 50 years. A screening of “Kissing Jessica Stein” will take place on Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m., at Aviv Centers in Peabody. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or

The Lappin Foundation will honor several notable community leaders at its annual Youth to Israel Adventure Welcome Home Reunion on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly. Dr. Harold and Zelda Kaplan of Beverly will receive the 2013 Youth to Israel Adventure Award for their leadership, philanthropy and commitment to Israel. Dr. Marvin Wilson, a professor of biblical studies at Gordon College, will be presented with the Lappin Foundation’s Friend of Israel Award in recognition of his love and support for Israel and Jewish people. In addition to recognizing the honorees, the program will feature reflections by teens who will have returned from their trip to Israel, as well as a special donor recognition. The program is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Susan Feinstein at 978-740-4431 or visit

A public healing service is offered every third Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The service includes musical worship, a short teaching, Holy Communion and an extended time of personal prayer if requested. A priest will be available to hear confessions. There will be a gluten- and alcohol-free station at the communion rail. All guests are welcome to stay for a light supper following the service at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit, or call 978-774-3163.

The Outreach Committee of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church is providing reusable grocery bags with the church’s name for anyone who would like to take one to the grocery store and fill it for the Danvers People to People Food Pantry. Bags can be returned or picked up at the church any Sunday of the month. The church is at 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-777-7408.

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 the church office at 978-774-4510.

Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody is creating a biblical herb garden in two raised beds, which will flank a gravel path down to the preschool playground, and also in the front beds surrounding the painted paving stones. Herbs mentioned in the Bible and grown in Israel will be planted and marked. Donations are being accepted to help purchase mulch, gravel, compost, topsoil, wood for raised beds, and herbs, which will include a combination of lavender, thyme, parsley, globe thistles, hyssop, garlic, chives, rosemary, shepherd’s purse, campanula and mint. For more information, call the Temple at 978-535-2100, or visit