Thankful Turkey Community Event Nov. 13

Hudson Presbyterian Church will host The Thankful Turkey Community Event Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Families can come for a fun-filled fall event, as they center around Jesus and a "Totally Thankful Turkey!"

There will be food, family/kid games, crafts and more.

The event is free, but the church is accepting donations for the Blankets for Hope Organization.

Hudson Presbyterian Church is located at 201 W. Streetsboro St. in Hudson.

Registration is required. Visit the Children's tab on the website for more information.

First Congregational Church promotes interfaith conversation

The Interfaith Relations Working Group of the First Congregational Church of Hudson will be hosting "Teatime for Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue" at the church on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

The evening will include presentations by Ahmad Deeb, Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent; Sarah Shendy, Trainer for the Ohio Police Academy, poet Fatima Shendy and musician Zach Friedhof, co-founder of the Akron Peace Project. However the main focus of the event is to facilitate round-table discussions among people who follow varying faith traditions in order to learn more from each other and to promote peace through honest, respectful dialogue.

"When we come together with mutual appreciation and respect for one another, we are able to practice our faith mandate to love our brothers and sisters as ourselves," said senior pastor Peter Wiley.

Teatime for Peace events started in Cleveland as a response to anti-Muslim rhetoric. The movement has grown to include events at Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church and the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent.

This event is co-sponsored by other local organizations: Akron Area Interfaith Council, Islamic Society of Akron and Kent, Richfield Interfaith Coalition, Temple Beth Shalom, Women's Interfaith Spiritual Heritage and the Zonta Club of Hudson.

For more information and to request childcare, go to or call 330-650-4048. The church is located at 47 Aurora St.

Several events planned for Temple Beth Shalom's Tots Around Town

Hudson - Temple Beth Shalom announces the 2016-17 schedule for its community-based program for families with pre-school aged children, "TBS Tots Around Town."

TBS Tots Around Town is a playgroup-style series of gatherings for all kinds of families with Jewish children ages 5 and under at various locations in and around Hudson. Each session consists of fun themed activities, as well as snacks, socializing, and story time with PJ Library.

There are several events scheduled for the 2016-17 school year:

Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. - "PJ Library Playtime" at The Little Gym, Twinsburg

Jan. 29, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. - "Tu B'Shevat Birthday Party for the Trees" at Cafe O'Play, Stow

Feb. 26, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. - "Jump for Joy with Queen Esther" at the Jump Palace, Streetsboro

April 23, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. - "Spring Discoveries" at Liberty Nature Center, Twinsburg

June 4, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. - "Shavuot Park Day" at Hudson Springs Park, Hudson

There is no fee to attend any of these events, and membership in Temple Beth Shalom is not required. However, pre-registration is necessary (RSVP deadline is the Friday before each event), and some programs have limited enrollment.

Contact Stefani Carlson, education director of Temple Beth Shalom at or 330-752-3349 for more information or to reserve your family's spot.

This program is made possible by a Shoresh Early Childhood Grant administered by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland for the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Cleveland Jewish Federation. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library in Cleveland is generously funded by Mort and Iris November in celebration of Debra Ann November's life.

For more information about Temple Beth Shalom, or any of our programs, visit or