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January 19, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief


The Salem News

---- — Musicians Kevin Margolius and David Sparr will perform a concert titled “Faces of the Night,” featuring Jewish music of danger, dreams and celebration, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Wine, cheese and crackers will be served from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the concert from 7 to 8 p.m., ending with a dessert reception. Margolius, a tenor, serves as the cantorial intern at Temple Beth Shalom and a student in the cantorial ordination program of Hebrew College. He is also the Mary Wolfman Epstein conducting fellow of the Zamir Chorale of Boston and conductor of the Prozdor High School a cappella choir. Sparr, a pianist, has been the music director and accompanist at Temple Ohabei Shalom and is the owner/engineer of Little Dog Studios. In addition to accompanying and/or recording many of New England’s cantors, Sparr has also been working extensively with Argentinian cantors Gaston Bogomolni and Elias Rosemberg. Tickets to the event cost $18 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for students. For more information or to reserve a spot, email bsimons@templebethshalom.org.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the sixth annual Jimmy Myers 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Jewish Community Center, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Myers, a Swampscott native, was a beloved coach at the J for 25 years, where he mentored thousands of kids in good sportsmanship and ran youth and adult basketball leagues. Nearly 100 kids and adults competed in the tourney last year. This year’s schedule: Grades 3-5 check-in, 9 a.m.; games start 9:30 a.m. Grades 6-8 check-in, 11:30 a.m.; games start at noon. Grades 9-12 check-in, 2 p.m.; games start 2:30 p.m. Adults check-in, 6:30 p.m.; games start 7 p.m. The fee is $45 per three-person team. All money raised goes toward sports and recreation programs at the JCC. Register at www.jccns.org/3on3-jimmy-myers-tournament or contact JCC Sports Director Andrew Dalton at 781-476-9904 or adalton@jccns.com.

Temple Beth Shalom Preschool is enrolling students for its fall program. The school offers a toddler program, which accepts children who are 15 months old. The fall program will begin Monday, Sept. 9. For information, contact Dawn Sudenfield at 978-535-2100.

A parent orientation meeting for Our Whole Lives, a sexuality education program that will be offered to teens jointly by the Unitarian Universalist congregations of Marblehead and Salem, is being held Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marblehead church, 28 Mugford St. The program, which offers registration to nonmembers, will be held in 18 sessions divided between meetings in the spring and then again in the fall, and will provide some sessions at each location. The parent orientation meeting is mandatory for participating families and includes a sign-off by parents and guardians. Two socials will follow, in February and March, for the group and its leaders. Registration for non-UU members is $120. For more information, contact Irene Praeger, director of religious education, UU Marblehead, at irepra20@comcast.net or 508-207-2112. Visit www.uua.org/re/owl/.

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church will collect food and essential items for the Danvers Food Pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers sizes three through six, canned soups, tuna and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.