Sunday, Jan. 5
Connections: New Year’s Brunch, 11 a.m., Congregational Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore will host a New Year’s Brunch for widows and widowers. Rabbi HaLevi will present a brief program titled “New Year’s Resolutions — Resolve to Have a Good Year.” $10 person. For details or to reserve a spot, contact Marla Gay at 781-599-8005, ext. 27, or visit www.shirathayam.org.
Thursday, Jan. 23
PJ Library Move & Groove, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cohen Hillel Academy, 6 Community Road, Marblehead. Prekindergarten children, ages 2.5 to 5, are invited to enjoy stories and creative movements at PJ Library Move and Groove with Elloree Jennings. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are requested by contacting Phyllis Osher, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-740-4404. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free program sponsored by The Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy and supported by CJP.
Sunday, March 2
Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael 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 available for participants. Reserve a spot by Feb. 24 by email to email@example.com.