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Jewish Center Plans High Holiday Singles Services

September 27, 1997|GENA PASILLAS

The Jewish Community Center of Orange County will have Jewish High Holiday services for singles this week. Rosh Hashana will be celebrated at 8 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Thursday. Then Yom Kippur services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. next Saturday. The cost is $28 for members and $36 for others. New JCC Singles members are admitted free. At 5:30 p.m., the center will have a gala celebration ball honoring Sen. Barbara Boxer at Twin Palms Restaurant in Newport Beach. The cost is $175 per guest. The center is at 250 E. Baker St., Suite A, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 755-5555.

St. Mary Magdalene Church will offer an Alpha Night at 7 p.m. Thursday. Christianity will be explored through a video presentation and discussion. The church is at 205 S. Glassell St., Orange. Information: (714) 532-2420.

Temple Beth Tikvah will have an ice cream social followed by Selichot family services at 8 p.m. tonight. The temple's High Holy Day services will take place at Eastside Christian Church in Yorba Linda. 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. Information: (714) 871-3535.

Orange County Catholic Worker association will have its "Franciscan Southern California Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation" themed meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday. Guests should bring a brown bag lunch. The center is at 316 Cypress Ave., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 964-9493.

Pastor Glenn Miller will give the message "The Lord Willin' " during the 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday worship services at Placentia United Methodist Church. Child care will be provided. The "Fireman Save My Child" themed church barbecue and melodrama will also take place. The church is at 2050 Valencia Ave. Information: (714) 528-1483.

"Celebrate a New Day and a New Spirit" will be the theme for the High Holy Days at Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach. An Open House Selichot will take place at 8:30 tonight followed by the prayers of penitence. A special $35 ticket price is available to all singles ages 20 to 30 that is good for all High Holy Day services. The temple is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Information: (714) 548-6900.

Musician Mary Rice Hopkins will be in concert at 7 tonight at Presbyterian Church of the Master. Tickets are $6 ($25 for a family of up to five). The church is at 26051 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. Information: (714) 582-2670.

St. Irenaeus Catholic Church will host its bimonthly "Why I Like Being Catholic" women's breakfast today from 8 to 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Father John McAndrew. The cost is $10. The church is at 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress. Information: (714) 826-0760.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will speak on "Hardening the Heart and Grace: The Social Darwinism of Religion" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. Religious education for children and youth will be provided. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. Information: (714) 871-7150.

Congregation Eilat will have an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guests can learn about the preschool, Hebrew school, men's club, senior league and more. Reservations are requested. The congregation is at 22081 Hidalgo, Mission Viejo. Information: (714) 858-9294.

The Rev. David F. Throop will continue his "Great Chapters of the Bible" series with the message "From Nothing to Everything" at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Placentia Presbyterian Church. A four-week inquirers class will begin next Sunday following the 10:15 a.m. service. The church is at 849 N. Bradford Ave. Information: (714) 528-1438.

The New City Parish (Gospel) Choir will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fullerton. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 111 W. Las Palmas Drive. Information: (714) 879-8290.

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration and carnival from noon to 11 p.m. today and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. There will be live music, bingo, games, food and rides. All proceeds will benefit St. Martin's programs for the homeless, hungry, ill and grieving. The church is at 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Information: (714) 970-2771.

Senior Minister S. Huw Anwyl will continue his "What Is Religion Supposed to Do?" series at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills Church. There will also be a discussion on "In the Beginning" during the study group meeting from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The church is at 30121 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel. Information: (714) 495-1310.

Bob Shank's Straight Talk will meet from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at El Torito Grill. Shank is affiliated with Priority Living in Newport Beach. El Torito is at 1910 Main St., Irvine. Information: (714) 955-3453.

The Chabad Chai Center will have a Selichot service at midnight tonight, preceded by a half-hour discussion on customs and traditions of the High Holy Days. The center is at 33 Creek Road #320, Irvine. Information: (714) 786-5000.

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