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Religion briefs for April 23, 2011

Synagogue sponsors free Easter community dinner

ROCKLAND, Maine — Adas Yoshuron Synagogue of Rockland will sponsor a free Easter Day community dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White St.

The dinner, which is provided through the generosity of many individuals and businesses throughout the midcoast community, will consist of appetizers, a main course of ham with all the trimmings and desserts.

For more information, call the synagogue at 594-4523 or email yoshuron@midcoast.com

National Day of Prayer event planned

BANGOR, Maine — The National Day of Prayer will be marked with a service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Pathway Wesleyan Church, 185 Harlow St.

The day is set aside as a time for people to pray for the nation, their state, cities and towns.

For information, call 942-7212, or visit www.pathwaywesleyan.com

Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — A program to mark  Holocaust Remembrance Day — Yom Hashoah in Hebrew — will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York St.

“A Holocaust Remembrance” will be led by Rabbi Steven Schwarzman, spiritual leader of Beth Israel, and Rabbi Darah Lerner, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El.

Bangor musicians Phillip and Noreen Silver will perform.

The film “Paper Clips” also will be shown.  A documentary about a Tennessee middle school, it depicts students struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims by collecting 6 million paper clips.

In addition, the film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how that experience transformed them and their community.

A reception with light refreshments will follow in the Epstein Room.

For information, call 945-3433 or email cbisrael@prexar.com.

Rockland synagogue to remember Holocaust

ROCKLAND, Maine — Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., will commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2.

More than 12 million people, 6 million of whom were Jewish men, women and children, died during the Holocaust. The Adas Yoshuron community gathers each year to commemorate their lives and to honor their memory on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The service will be conducted by synagogue members who will share a variety of readings. Musical pieces will be presented by the choir.

After the service will be a dessert reception.

For more information, 594-4523, or email yoshuron@midcoast.com.

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