The Lappin Foundation is offering two new book groups, Boys Book Group and JG Book Group, both of which will meet at Putnam Pantry, Route 1 north, Danvers, and include a make-your-own-sundae buffet before the book discussion. The Boys Book Group is geared toward Jewish boys, ages 9 to 11, with their dads/special friends. The group meets for the first time on Tuesday, March 4, from 7 to 8 p.m., and continues May 6 and June 10. The JG Book Group, geared toward Jewish girls ages 11 to 13 with mothers/special friends, will meet on Monday, March 3, from 7 to 8:15 p.m., and continues May 19, Oct. 27 and Dec. 15. To participate in either book group, RSVP to Phyllis Osher by Saturday, Feb. 1, at 978-740-4404 or email@example.com.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Marblehead is offering a free, four-hour experiential workshop presented by Julie Honeycutt on Internal Family Systems, a non-denominational psychospiritual model of emotional growth and healing. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Andrew’s Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Light refreshments will be served. Children ages 10 and older are welcome. An optional $10 donation will be accepted at the door. For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Tener at 978-910-0182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
Rabbi Emily Mathis will lead a discussion group at Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody on Sundays, Feb. 16, March 9, and April 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Using “The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic” as a guide, Mathis will lead a discussion of the Jewish perspective on food and justice, environmental ethics, the history and trends of Jewish dietary practices within reformed Judaism, animal rights, and more. Admission to the program is free, but books cost $12 for temple members and $18 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the temple office at 978-535-2100.