August 17, 2012

Faith Briefs: Aug. 17, 2012

Jewish music, stories celebrated Sunday

NEWCOMB — Rabbi Cantor Moshe Halfon and maggida Tzipporah Marks-Barnett will be performing “Jewish Music and Stories through the Ages” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Newcomb Methodist Church.

Halfon was ordained in 1986 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies at UCLA and a master’s degree in educational psychology at Temple University. Halfon studied dance, Hebrew and Yiddish literature; and has taught dance, meditation and Kabbalah throughout North America, Brazil and Israel. He is chaplain at the California Institution for Women.

At Sunday’s program, the rabbi will sing music in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino and play guitar.

Marks-Barnett is an ordained maggida, or Jewish storyteller, who received ordination from maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum. Marks-Barnett has told stories in Jerusalem and around North America.

Herbert Chatzky, an award-winning pianist, organist, conductor, accompanist, teacher and french-horn soloist, will join Halfon for some songs.

The program is free, although donations will be accepted.

For more information, call Chatzky at 582-2206.

Mission Center donating proceeds to food shelf

CHAMPLAIN — St. Mary’s Mission Center will be donating all sales proceeds from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18, to the Mooers Wesleyan Food Pantry.

Bringing a nonperishable food item for the food pantry is appreciated.

Methodist Church supper to benefit mission projects

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point United Methodist Church at 1682 Creek Road will hold a public roast pork supper Friday, Aug. 24.

Take-outs are at 4:30 p.m.; the sit-down meal is at 5. Menu offerings include roast pork, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetable, gravy, applesauce, rolls, pies and a beverage.

Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for those under 12 years old, and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the church’s various mission projects.

Redford Picnic set for Sunday

REDFORD — The 157th-annual Redford Picnic will be held starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, on the Parish Center grounds at Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton St.

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