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March 2, 2013

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Congregation Ahavas Achim Events

Upcoming events at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 9.

All are welcome to join Rabbi Avi Poupko every Wednesday night at 7:30 for his Adult Education series, “The Social and Spiritual Vision of the Biblical Prophets: A Jewish 21st Century Ethical Pathway for Life’s Challenges.”

Tune in every Sunday at 7 a.m. to Radio Rabbi, featuring Avi Poupko, on local WNBP (1450 AM and 106.1 FM).

March 1, 5:30 p.m., Friday Night Lights.

March 3, 10 a.m., Hebrew School Outing to Jewish Boston

March 10, 4 p.m., Israeli Folk Dancing.

March 22, 5:30 p.m., Friday Night Lights.

March 26, 6 p.m., Community Passover Seder.

April 6, 7:45 p.m., (new date and time), Anna Smulowitz presents her award-winning performance, “Terezin: Children of the Holocaust.”

Lenten services at Immaculate Conception Parish

Eucharistic Adoration, St. James Chapel: During Lent the Friday time of Eucharistic Adoration will conclude with Benediction at 11:30 a.m. because of the 12:05 Liturgy.

Stations of the Cross: Fridays, 7 p.m. in the church. Many parishioners remember the Stations of the Cross as a regular part of Lenten Devotions. Join us as we meditate on the Passion and Death of Jesus in prayer and simple song.

Liturgy: During Lent there will be two daily liturgies Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.

“Light is on for You”: Wednesday evenings, confessions will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in addition to the Saturday times.

Intro to Meditation class offered

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer an eight-week class entitled “An Introduction to Insight Meditation.” The class is designed for anyone interested in learning Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. Class begins Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will last eight weeks. Cost is $136. For registration information, visit www.imcnewburyport.org.

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