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March 27, 2014


‘Key Issues in Contemporary Judaism’ starts

DERRY — Irina Rubinshteyn will give a free talk, “Growing Up as A Jew in the Ukraine,” at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 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. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Jonathan Kane will give a free talk, “Israeli Technology” April 3, 7 to 8 p.m. Kane is the president and founder of IrZoom Inc., which designs and manufactures cutting-edge infrared and visible optics. He works closely with Israeli high-tech companies that allow vision beyond what the human eye can perceive. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

These talks are part of a series, “Key Issues in Contemporary Judaism.” Etz Hayim invites everyone to visit at 1 ½ Hood Road in Derry. For more information, email or visit

First Parish hosts an auction

DERRY — First Parish Church, 47 East Derry Road, hosts a New Beginnings auction April 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the church.

The day includes a live and silent auction with many items and gift certificates donated by area businesses and services. There will be raffles and refreshments.

Visit for auction updates. Call 434-0628 for information.

Family Easter event set

DERRY — Journey Church will hold an Easter Eggs-Stravaganza for area families April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, 5 Tinkham Ave.

The event includes an egg hunt with 2,500 eggs containing treats. There is also a bounce house, coloring, other children’s activities and food.

The event is free and open to the community.

Call the church at 216-5155 for information or email the Rev. Jason McPherson at

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