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January 2019

City Job Fairs – Saturdays in January 2019

January 5 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 1:00 pm
Various locations MA United States + Google Map
Free

Please add our City job fairs to your community calendar or public service announcements. Thank you Home Join SF Recreation & Park along with other City agencies (SF Airport, Sheriffs, Emergency Dispatch 911, SF Fire, SF School District, JOBS Now - Human Services Agency, City College of San Francisco and US Post Office to find out about job opportunities in January at three dates at various recreation facilities in the City. We can help participants register in the City’s application…

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Torah Study with Rabbi Alan Ullman

January 13 @ 5:00 am - May 19 @ 6:30 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$375.00

Rabbi Alan Ullman brings Torah to life by facilitating dynamic interaction and questioning of text, enabling us to view Torah in its ancient context as well as in its relevance to our lives today. Rabbi Ullman helps us to see the wisdom of Torah as a way to guide our own spiritual journeys and to find the sacred in our everyday lives. A brief text is introduced at the beginning of each class and no previous knowledge or experience is…

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More Joy, Less Oy! Laughter Yoga as a Spiritual Practice

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - January 29 @ 8:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Per class: $10

Come learn how to use laughter as a tool to create more joy, resilience, and wellbeing in your life with Susan Phillips, M.Ed, Integrative Health Coach. More Joy, Less Oy! We do this with seated and standing laughter exercises, alternated with deep, relaxing, belly breaths. This kind of hearty laughter boosts your mood, relieves stress, increases your energy, and is lots of fun. Group laughter soon becomes contagious, and we generate laughter without the need for jokes or humor. There…

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Rewind Yoga for Boomers and Seniors with Susan Chormann, CYT

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - January 30 @ 3:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$12 – $15

Evidence-based yoga program is uniquely designed for the particular needs of boomers and seniors. Developed and researched by YMEDICA, an organization that specializes in the medical and therapeutic applications of yoga, Rewind Yoga has been shown to help improve functional fitness and balance, reduce stress and alleviate symptoms associated with chronic conditions, often in as little as 6 weeks. Each class includes specific yoga poses and adaptations, breathing practices and mindfulness techniques that strengthen the immune system. The class can…

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Writing About Illness and Trauma with Dr. Suzanne Koven

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - April 17 @ 8:30 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Per session: $10

We will create narratives (stories, essays, blogs, etc.) from experiences of illness or trauma as patients, family members, or caregivers. Writers at all levels, including beginners, are welcome and all voices will be treated respectfully, confidentially, and supportively. At each session, we’ll discuss a short text and do an in-class writing exercise. Participants who wish to share a piece of writing with others will be invited to do so. Some questions we’ll explore include: How do I develop a writing…

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Learn to Play Bridge this Winter – 3 Levels to Choose From

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - March 14 @ 9:00 pm
Kerem Shalom, Concord MA, 659 Elm St. Concord, MA
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$10 – $110

Looking for an enjoyable mental challenge and social opportunity? Join us Thursday evenings for either an Introductory Course, Beginner Part 2 or Supervised Play. Students of all ages are welcome. 1. Introductory Course with Kim Gillman: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 PM: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7 $10/KS members, $110/non members 2. Beginner Part 2 Course with Kim Gillman: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 PM: Feb. 14, 28; March 7, 14. Free for KS Members ($10 textbook fee); $110 (including text-book) for…

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Religion in the 21st Century

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

In an America that seems to be fracturing along cultural, political, and geographical lines, we have the opportunity to act bravely and wisely by learning with and from people who think and act differently than we do. For dates and details, click here.

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Celtic Sands Music at Noon Lunch and Concert

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Free – $20

Travel to the ancient Celtic world of druids, bards, misty mountains, faeries and wild green men with the trio Celtic Sands. Enjoy the lively sounds of the harp, fiddles, guitar, piano, Irish whistle, wooden flute and Irish frame drum. Don't miss the fun and magic! Founding member Lara Garner is both a folk and classical musician. She plays Celtic harp, tin whistle, Irish flute, piano, recorder and bodhran. Lara has played the major piano chamber music repertoire and is the…

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Volunteer Opportunity at Uptown Cafe

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Uptown Cafe, 909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free

The JUF Uptown Cafe is one of Chicago's first kosher anti-hunger program for the needy. In addition to providing hot meals in a restaurant-style setting, the JUF Uptown Cafe program brings dignity and hope to people in need. The JUF Uptown Cafe feeds Jews and non-Jews alike and is open three days a week for dinner and on Sundays for brunch. Join InterfaithFamily at Uptown Cafe January 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 909 West Wilson Avenue between Hazel and Sheridan in the…

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URJ Introduction to Judaism Class at Congregation Beth Or

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Congregation Beth Or, 239 Welsh Road
Maple Glen, PA 19002 United States
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Introduction to Judaism is an engaging course for those who are looking for a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. It is designed for interfaith couples, adults raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience. Our courses explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, beliefs and values, prayer and Jewish texts, the Holocaust, modern Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today.…

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About Aaron Kagan

Aaron Kagan is a freelance writer living in the Boston area. He blogs at http://teaandfood.blogspot.com/.