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May 18, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn will offer “Introduction to Meditation,” a four-week secular class consisting of meditation instruction, talks, contemplation and group discussion. The instructor, Tom Ericsson, is trained in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Comfortable chairs will be provided. Classes will be held Wednesdays, June 5 to 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. The suggested price of admission is $10 per class, but any amount will be accepted. To register, call 781-595-8836, ext. 12, or visit for details.

The next Jewish Response to Homelessness, a partnership with volunteers from Temple Shalom, Salem, Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly, and Family Promise of the North Shore Boston, will be held Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at the Family Promise Day Center, 332 Rantoul St., Beverly. Rabbi Alison Adler and Director Elise Sinagra will speak. Suggested donation of $10 per person. For more information, call 978-882-4103 or visit

Jewish Federation of the North Shore will honor all current and past board and Women’s Division presidents at its Lifetime of Leadership event Thursday, May 30, at Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., Salem. Federation leadership will also recognize Kernwood Country Club for its support of Jewish life on the North Shore. The event includes speakers, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets cost $72 per person. For more information or to register, visit, or contact Stephanie Lowitt at or 978-224-4096.

Maple Street Church in Danvers will host a nine-hole golf tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the Rowley Country Club, 235 Dodge Road. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, a cart and lunch. All profits will be donated to the Danvers Food Pantry. Special contests and prizes will be available, and golfers of all skill levels are welcome. To reserve a spot, mail a check, payable to Maple Street Church with “golf” in the memo line, to Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers, MA, 01923. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.

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