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March 13, 2014


Synagogue hosts Thursday series

DERRY — Rapid change challenges everyone today, but the Jews encounter some unique issues.

Come to a free series of Thursday evening talks to learn how American Jews are coping, adapting and flourishing. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Etz Hayim invites everyone to attend. Etz Hayim Synagogue is located at 1 ½ Hood Road in Derry, 03038. For more information, email Steve Soreff, or visit

The March events include:

“Eating Holy,” David Riese, March 20, 7 to 8 p.m. What you eat is a cornerstone to living a healthier and more spiritual life. This discussion focuses on a Jewish point of view on healthy eating, and how to dine with a connection to the Holy. Riese has extensively studied nutrition and applies it in his own life.

“Growing Up as A Jew in the Ukraine,” Irina Rubinshteyn, March 27, 7 to 8 p.m. Rubinshteyn, a teacher at the synagogue, will talk about her experience of growing up in Ukraine and coming to the U.S. as a refugee. She will share family stories and will play Ukrainian music. Gain a deeper understanding of the country that is now in the news.

Enjoy corned beef and cabbage meal

CHESTER — Chester Congregational and Baptist Church will have a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Stevens Memorial Hall, 1 Chester St.

Enjoy a New England corned beef dinner and Irish musical entertainment.

The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children under 12, payable at the door. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Chester Congregational and Baptist Church.

For more information, call the church office at 887-4799 or email Visit

Good News Club is open to all youngsters

DERRY — After School Good News Club programs are planned for children in grades K-5 and meet at Derry elementary schools. The programs run from 3:05 to 4:20 p.m. at the following schools: Mondays at Derry Village Elementary School; Fridays at Ernest P. Barka Elementary, and Fridays at East Derry Memorial Elementary.

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