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October 20, 2012

North Shore religion news in brief


Parents and Jewish teens who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school and reside in one of the 23 cities or towns in Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation’s service area are invited to learn about the 2013 Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I), which includes the fully subsidized community teen trip to Israel from July 7 through 19. Informational meetings will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m, at the JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. In addition to the trip, Y2I 2013 includes educational programs for teens and parents about Israel, leadership training opportunities for teens and more. For more information or to register for an informational meeting, contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or, or visit

Mothers of the PJ Library are invited to participate in Connections, a free book group that provides mothers with opportunities to meet, socialize and engage in lively and rich discussions about Jewish identity and Jewish family life. The program is free and includes two books and desserts. Connections is offered at Panera Bread in Swampscott on Mondays, Oct. 22 and March 11; Hardcover Restaurant in Danvers on Monday, March 4; and Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester on Wednesday, March 13. Groups meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Connections is open to mothers who have children currently or formerly enrolled in the PJ Library. Connections is a program of the Robert I. Lappin Charitable Foundation. For more information or to register, contact Phyllis Osher at 978-740-4404 or

The Jewish Federation of the North Shore and Cohen Hillel Academy are partnering to offer “Routines and Rhythms of Parenting,” a program designed to address the practical challenges of the daily parenting routine, and the possibilities that Jewish structures can offer for creating a life of purpose. The course is a program of “Parenting through a Jewish Lens,” developed by Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The course will be taught by Alanna Cooper, JFNS director of Adult Jewish Education, cultural anthropologist and program designer. Four Sunday morning sessions will take place at Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead, on Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free baby-sitting is available. The course costs $40 for individuals and $65 for couples. For more information or to register, contact Barbara Tanger at or 781-639-2880, ext. 215.

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