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Religion Calendar: December 29, 2007

December 29, 2007; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Religion Calendar: December 29, 2007; by James D. Davis, Religion Editor, Sun-Sentinel.

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Jewish folk

Jewish singer, songwriter and musician Debbie Friedman will present two South Florida concerts next month.

At 8 p.m. Jan. 12, she will perform at B'nai Aviv, 1410 Indian Trace Road, Weston. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 for students and seniors. Call 954-384- 8265.

At 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Friedman will appear at Temple Beth David, 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for children younger than 12. Call 561-694- 2350.

Friedman's folksy touch has been compared to that of Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Blending ancient teachings with contemporary music, Friedman's songs have become standards at numerous synagogues and Jewish camps.

Other happenings

Burning Bowl Ceremony, 7 p.m. Monday at Unity of the Palm Beaches, 1957 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Releasing grudges and regrets for the New Year.

Burning Bowl Ceremony, 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Pompano Beach, 261 SE 13th Ave.

World Peace Prayer, 7 a.m. Monday at beach, three blocks south of Hillsboro Boulevard on A1A, Deerfield Beach. Joining millions worldwide in prayer. For information, call Science of Mind Center of Boca Raton, 561-368-8248.

Advice for a Happy Life, class, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Drolma Buddhist Center, 140 W. Prospect Road, Oakland Park. Cost: $9 for adults, $5 for students/limited income. Call 954-537-9191 or visit

Rabbi David Ellenson, scholar in residence, Friday at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, 8200 Peters Road, Plantation. Ellenson is president of the Reform-aligned Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Free. For information, call 954-472- 1988.

Growing Through Grief, workshop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Dealing with bereavement through creative expression. Sponsor: Alper Jewish Family & Children's Service. Free, but registration required. Call 561-238- 0420.

Middle East in the Age of Radical Islam, four lectures at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton. Speaking: Robert G. Rabil, assistant professor of Middle East studies at Florida Atlantic University. Program times: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 18 and 23. Cost: $15 each session or $30 for the series. Address: 2601 S. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Call 561-883-1226.

Rabbi Bob Alper, humorist, 8 p.m. Friday at Temple Bat Yam, 5151 NE 14th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale. Topic: "The Spirituality of Laughter: A Jewish Look at the Holiness of Humor." Alper is an author, radio speaker and former congregational rabbi. Free.

Jon Entine, author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at B'nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton. Admission: $15. Co-sponsor: Levis Jewish Community Center. For information and tickets, call 561-392-8566.

Ken Cowan, organist, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $25 and $20 for adults, $5 for students 18 and younger. Pre-concert dinner: $15. Call 954-771- 8840.

Rabbi Saul Teplitz, former president of Rabbinical Assembly, at noon luncheon Jan. 8 at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Topic: "What is the Future of Judaism in America?" Cost: $18.50. For information, call 561-495-9673.

Praying in Her Own Voice, documentary on women and religion, 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Temple Shaarei Shalom, 9085 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. Following the efforts of women to read aloud from a Torah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Discussion after the showing. Tickets: $7. Reservations recommended. Call 561-364-9054.

Judaism Confronts Contemporary Issues, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 to Feb. 25 at Congregation Etz Chaim, 1881 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors. Rabbi Harold F. Caminker discussing drugs, abortion, artificial insemination, homosexuality, organ donation and more. Cost: $100. Registration deadline: Thursday. Call 954-564-9232.

Mega-Cantorial Concert, 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. With Cantor Benzion Miller and accompanist Cantor Daniel Gildar. Tickets: $18 to $40. Call 561-495-1300.

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