2017-05-19 / Faith

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Service to honor liberation of Jerusalem

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, a special commemorative Sabbath service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 26 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

This event is open to the public.

The service will include original music written by Cantor David Shukiar and performed by the temple’s Band of Milk and Honey and Chorale, led by Stephanie Streja.

The music will highlight Israel and Jerusalem and will include a special prayer for the peace of Israel titled, “Sha’alu Sh’lom Yerushalayim.”

“The service will include special readings and poetry celebrating the city of Jerusalem and its place in Jewish life for the past 3,000 years,” says Rabbi Andrew Straus.

For more information, visit www.adatelohim.org.


Parish to look at life of patron saint

Padre Serra Parish will present “Junipero Serra: The Making of a Saint, The Journey from Padre to Saint and All the Bumps In Between” on Mon., May 22 at the parish Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo.

Doors open and refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will run from 7 to 8 p.m.

What does it take to become a saint? Is there hope for ordinary people whose weaknesses seem to get in the way of following the teachings of Jesus? What can be learned from the example of St. Junipero Serra?

The Rev. Melvin Jurisich, OFM, will discuss sainthood and holiness as he shares his experiences serving on the committee advocating the canonization of Serra.

Jurisich, who is the director of the Serra Retreat House in Malibu, was responsible for organizing the canonization ceremony of Serra in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

There is no charge to attend. To RSVP, send an email to teresa@padreserra.org.

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