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Religion Notes/ News of area faith groups

> Jewish Living course

A 12-week Introduction to Jewish Living course will be offered beginning Jan. 12 in the Jewish Community Center Benderson Family Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.

Course fee is $99 and includes the book. Instructor is Rabbi Keith M. Karnofsky, Jewish chaplain for the state Department of Correctional Services and treasurer of the Buffalo Board of Rabbis.

The informal course will cover Judaism from a practical, contemporary point of view, focusing on understanding and observing Jewish traditions and values today.

Classes will be 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information or to enroll, contact the Board of Rabbis at 832-4399.

> Interreligious program

John Borelli, special assistant to the president of Georgetown University for interreligious initiatives, will be the featured speaker at the Network of Religious Communities annual meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 145 Michigan Ave.

Borelli will discuss "Learning New Lessons of Dialogue and Relationships in the Era of the Blogosphere."

Tickets for the dinner and program are $25. For information and reservations, contact the Rev. Stan Bratton at 882-4793 Ext. 201 or e-mail ecustan@earthlink.net.

> Music for Epiphany

An Epiphany concert will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad St., City of Tonawanda.

The free concert includes participation by several neighboring churches and a reception afterward.

> Revival goes on

First Holy Temple Full Gospel Bible Church's "Still Praising" revival continues through Jan. 14 at the church, 703 Fillmore Ave., although revival services will not be held today, Dec. 31 and next Saturday.

The 40-day revival began Dec. 1 and features daily prayer at 6:30 p.m. and a service at 7 p.m.

> Epiphany service

Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1345 Indian Church Road, West Seneca, will present Epiphany Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Jan. 2. A 30-voice choir directed by Patrick B. Barrett will perform chants, anthems and carols spanning the 9th to 21st centuries.

Admission is free.

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