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November 16, 2013

Church notes


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

Shabbat Services every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Jewish Film Series, showing “The Debt.”

Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Israeli Folk Dancing with Fran Kaplan.

Nov. 19, 9:15 a.m., Talmud Study Group.

Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed: The Movements of Judaism.

Nov. 23, 8:15 a.m., Torah Study; 4:30 p.m., Hebrew School Havdallah.

Nov. 26, 9:15 a.m., Talmud Study Group.

Nov. 27, First night of Chanukah and Public Menorah Lighting at Market Square.

Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m., Community Chanukah Celebration

Dec. 3, 4 p.m., Chanukah Charoling in Downtown Newburyport

Dec. 15, 10 a.m., Torah Scribe Visits Newburyport; 3 p.m., Food Pantry and Social Hour.

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

Visit for more information on upcoming services and events.

Christmas at Hope

Here is a list of activities at Hope this Christmas:

Advent Conspiracy starts Dec. 1: The Sunday message series during December will focus on turning the Christmas season upside down through a focus on key practices: worshipping fully, spending less, giving more time and loving all. A special devotional guide will be available as well as Life Group studies and DVD’s. Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Advent Wreath Making Night on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m: Includes making advent wreaths, singing and eating. Suitable for all ages.

Invitation Nights on Dec. 6: Caroling downtown in Market Square at Invitation Nights in Newburyport at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Suitable for all ages.

Christmas Pageant on Dec. 15: Open to preschoolers through fifth grade, with just one practice on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The pageant is performed at both worship services on Sunday, Dec. 15. Preregistration is necessary at or at Hope on Sunday.

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