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Shaarey Zedek Kids Have Fun on Shabbat, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. Your child will enjoy crafts, stories, toys, games and sing Shabbat songs while you are free to attend the service in the Sanctuary.

Messy Church, St. Andrew's River Heights, 255 Oak St. (corner of Oak & Kingsway), Jan. 11, 4 p.m. We will celebrate God together through story time, singing, crafts, and just having fun as a family.

MMOV breakfast meeting, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m., Canad Garden City Inn. We are a Christian Men's Fellowship Ministry. Information: 204-228-4751.

Temple Shalom Family Shabbat Service, Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. led by Temple Shalom teachers Catherine Emanuel and Jennifer Curtis Lane, is geared to pre-school and young children, using a beautifully illustrated and colourful prayer book, Siddur Ma Tov.

Introductory Talk on Meditation, Sant Mat Meeting Room, 1077 Grant Ave, Room D, Jan. 12, 1 p.m. Know Thyself as Soul Foundation will present a free introductory talk on Sant Mat, a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner Light and Sound, ethical values, service to others and love for all creation. Information: 204-792-5502. Free.

Opposites Attract: Holding On and Letting Go, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Karen Toole.

Shaarey Zedek Death Cafe Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. At a Death Cafe, people get together to drink tea, eat cake, and talk about death. Reserve: 204-582-5088 or deathcafewinnipeg@gmail.com. Silver collection. Information: www.deathcafe.com.

Spiritual Growth, Portsmouth Retirement Residence, 125 Portsmouth Blvd., Jan. 17, 2 p.m. Listening to and discussing the book: "Intimacy with God," by Thomas Keating, a Trappist/Cistercian Monk. Information: Leonard 204-487-3553 or adeline.leonard.schmidt@shaw.ca. Free.

Tu b'Shvat Shabbat Service, Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Tu b'Shvat (the Festival of Trees) with a service lay led by Ruth Livingston and Cantor Len Udow. No charge.

Shaarey Zedek Shabbat Morning Family Service, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. Modeled after our popular High Holy Day Family Service, this special experience offers storytelling and music. Our child-friendly Siddur is appropriate for all ages. Afterward, please join us for the kiddush luncheon.

CMU Vespers Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Contemplative evenings of community worship, prayer, scripture reading, and choral music. Reception to follow.

Living Room, 955 Wilkes Ave., Jan. 19, 5 p.m. A faith-based support group for persons living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Information: Lorna 204-296-2920.

Shaarey Zedek Tu B'Shevat at the Manitoba Children's Museum, Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Rd., Jan. 19, 2 p.m. Register: 204-477-7510 or www.radyjcc.com/ticketcentral. Presented by Congregations Etz Chayim & Shaarey Zedek, Jewish National Fund, PJ Library, Rady Centre. Early Bird (before Jan. 13) $7.50; $10 after Jan. 13.

Festival of Prayer Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. City-wide Ecumenical Worship Service with Church Leaders to open the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Reception to follow.

World Village Gospel Choir, Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., second Saturday of the month until Jan. 20, 1 p.m. A new and dynamic 40-voice vocal ensemble, seeks new members. Information: 284.3684 or worldvillagegospelchoir@gmail.com.

January Winnipeg Central Aglow meeting Best Western Inn and Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Coffee and dessert $7. We will have a dvd teaching by Graham Cooke. Reservations: Marion 204-736 2341 or Florida 204-453 2561.

Maimonides Chavurah Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Study the works of Moses Maimonides (Rambam) at our monthly Chavurah Group with Rabbi Green and friends. Information: 204-452-3711, info@shaareyzedek.mb.ca. Free.

Friday Night Live Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Come share a special shabbat service at Temple Shalom, with both original and traditional music presented by Cantor Len Udow, Janet Pelletier-Goetze and the wonderful Friday Night Live Band.

Shaarey Zedek Kids Have Fun on Shabbat, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. Your child will enjoy crafts, stories, toys, games and sing Shabbat songs while you are free to attend the service in the Sanctuary.

Havdallah and Movie Night Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Another fun movie night, presenting "Keeping the Faith". It's a story about a rabbi and a priest, two friends who fall in love with the same woman. The film stars Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman.

Eckankar Worship Service, Canad Inns Ft. Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. "The Way to Spiritual Freedom" Members of all faiths are invited to a Worship Service, listen to a reading from the ECK writings, and discuss spiritual principles. Information: 204-233-4281 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

Shaarey Zedek - In Remembrance Lies Hope: An Interfaith Concert marking Holocaust Remembrance Day Terezin 1944-2014, Westminster United Church, Westminster Ave., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Featuring the choirs of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, St. Andrews River Heights United Church, Fort Garry United Church, and Westminster United Church. With special guest artists Desiree Abbey and Terri Cherniak. Presented by Westminster United Church, Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc., The Aziereli Foundation, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and the University of Winnipeg Global College.

All Saints' Anglican Church evensong, Jan. 26, 4 p.m., corner of Broadway and Osborne. All Saints' Anglican choir, orchestra and soloists perform Vivaldi's Gloria. Information: 204-786-4765 or allsaints.mb.ca.

Jonathan Spyer, recognized Middle East journalist, analyst and author of The Transforming Fire: the Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict, will speak about "New Threats, New Opportunities: Israel in a Changing Middle East", Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Adult Lounge, Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster St. Free. RSVP: rprepes@jewishwinnipeg.org or 204-477-7424.

Shaarey Zedek Rosh Chodesh Group: Celebrating Womanhood Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. At the Shaarey Zedek Women's Rosh Chodesh group, we sing together, tell our stories, enjoy spiritual explorations, and learn from members of our community. Lisa Alexandrin, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Manitoba, will introduce to us the spiritual world of Muslim women. Jane Enkin will bring her studies of Jewish Women's spirituality to the discussion. Together we will share in the traditional Jewish women's celebration of Rosh Chodesh. Free program.

Shaarey Zedek Shabbat Morning Family Service Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Crescent, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. Join our interactive Shabbat service for families! Modeled after our popular High Holy Day Family Service, this special experience offers storytelling and music.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 14, 2014 D15

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