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Posted: September 12, 2008 10:55 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Sabbath celebration

Spicing up a tradition, Temple Beth Ami hosts its annual "Havdalah in the Park" to celebrate the end of the Jewish Shabbath (Shabbat) 4 p.m. today at the Valencia Meadows Park. The event begins with a community picnic and sports games in the afternoon. A service at sundown follows the picnic and games. Most people begin to arrive at 4 p.m., though the service won't begin until about 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (661) 255-6410.

Weekend clothing drive

Blessed Kateri's Life Teen High School Youth Ministry program joined with more than 1,000 Life Teen parishes worldwide to host a Global Life Night and Clothing Drive, "Give It Away Now!" Teens from Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church collect donations of gently used clothing, jackets, shoes and blankets from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Donations will be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist people in need. The group has a goal of donating more than 50,000 lbs. of clothing. Blessed Kateri Church is located at 22508 Copper Hill Drive. For more information, call Youth Ministers Kelly or Maureen Dunnahoo at (661) 296-9187.

Friendly Valley goings-on

Dr. Stan Fix of Friendly Valley Community Church preaches the message, "How Great is the Lord!" at 10 a.m. Sunday. The annual church barbecue is 5 p.m. on Sunday. The theme of Wednesday's 9:30 a.m. Bible study is "The Ministry of Jesus as a Model for Living." All men are invited to breakfast with the pastor at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the patio of the IHOP restaurant, 18677 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. Chair exercise, Helping Hearts and Hands and choir rehearsal also meet on Thursday. Emeritus College is set for Friday and a Breakfast Club is scheduled for Sept. 20. Friendly Valley Community Church is located at 19246 Avenue of the Oaks in Newhall. For more information, call (661) 251-1311.

Shofar Factory
at temple

Temple Beth Ami will host The Shofar Factory at 9 a.m. on Monday. The shofar is the ram's horn that is blown during our High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The Shofar Factory shows kids how they make a traditional shofar. For more information, call (661) 255-6410.


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