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January 25, 2014

North Shore religion news in brief

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Babies up to 6 months of age along with mothers and caregivers are invited to Baby Lounge for a morning of gentle movement with yoga instructor Ariela HaLevi, and helpful hints for making Jewish ritual a part of a baby’s life. Baby Lounge meets on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead, through Feb. 13. Reserve a spot with Barbara Tanger at btanger@cohenhillel.org. Baby Lounge is a free program that welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.

Comedian Johnny Lampert appears at Giggles and Goodies, the annual comedy night at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 each. Limited tickets are available at the door. Also, back by popular demand, tell a joke for $5. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s religious school.

Temple Beth Shalom’s Adult Education Committee presents “Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions” featuring Dr. Michael Szycher on Sunday, March 2, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Szycher presents a layperson’s guide to the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; sacred time, space and objects; religious rituals, traditions, mysticism and spirituality; and the question, “Can religion and science co-exist?” Complimentary bagels, lox, pastries, and drinks will be available for participants. Reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 24, at bsimons@templebethshalom.org.

The Lappin Foundation will participate in a professional study to quantify the impact of the Youth to Israel Adventure on Jewish identity, and is seeking the names and email addresses of at least 75 percent of the Y2I alumni from 1971 to 2007. Alumni, or anyone who knows of an alumnus, are asked to send the names, email addresses, and year of participation to dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org, or call 978-740-4410 with the information. The foundation is also seeking the names and email addresses of alumni of Israel teen trips who received a subsidy from the foundation (1971 to 2007) for any teen Israel experience, including USY, NEFTY, Young Judaea, and others. For more information, contact Executive Director Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org.

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, peanut butter, canned tuna and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call 978-774-4510.

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