Religion Notes

RELIGION NOTES

February 03, 2006

On Sunday, examine your conscience, Journeys Community's theme for this week's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "Examen of Conscience" -- a method of prayer developed in 1541 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, which has since enabled believers and seekers to examine their thoughts, words and actions to deepen their relationship with God and others.

Those who attend Sunday's service are invited to participate in the almost 500-year-old spiritual exercise for improving spiritual health.

The group's Sunday services are held in the second-floor auditorium of Vantage House Life-Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: 410-730-6079.

Gan Israel school open house is today

Gan Israel Preschool and Jewish Day School at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education will hold an open house from 9:30 a.m. to noon today.

Parents are invited to spend time in the children's classrooms and hear about the preschool, kindergarten and first-grade programs. Families from all denominations, as well as unaffiliated families, are welcome; classes are small, and individualized instruction is offered.

Adult classes at the Lubavitch Center include a new class in Torah and Haftorah reading at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. A class in Talmud is offered at 8 p.m. Both classes are free. A new class in conversational Hebrew is being held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at a private home.

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education is at 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Sabbath gathering for youth tonight

Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, will hold its Ben Topus Memorial Shabbaton for Jewish youth in grades eight through 12 tonight and tomorrow. The synagogue's senior youth group will lead Shabbat services and interactive programming. The cost is $35.

Information: 301-317-1101.

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