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Posted on: Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Taste of Purim bake event at Chabad House

Advertiser Staff

A Taste of Purim, featuring a hamantashen baking circle, will be held tomorrow at Chabad House.

Sponsored by the Jewish Women's Circle, bakers at the event will make the three-cornered pastry traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates deliverance of the Jewish people of the ancient Persian Empire.

The event will get under way at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Admission is $3 or by bringing one of the pastry's ingredients. For more information, call 478-8892, or www.chabadofhawaii.com/purim.

MACKEY MARIANIST LECTURE TOMORROW

The Mackey Marianist Lecture Series will present "Building a Culture of Vocation" tomorrow, featuring Brother Paul Bednarczyk, the executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference.

Bednarczyk has served as a teacher, campus minister and administrator of secondary education in the United States and Rome. The lecture, at 4 p.m. at the Mystical Rose Oratory shared grounds of sponsors (Saint Louis School, Marianist Center of Hawai'i and Chaminade University) will explore how people can freely respond to God's call for service within the church. The lecture is free; no reservations are needed. For information, call Brother Dennis Schmitz, 735-4801.

2 CLASSES AVAILABLE IN DHARMA LIGHT PROJECT

Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Temple's Dharma Light Project features two classes:

• "The ABCs of Buddhism," an introduction to Buddhist teachings, will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and March 1, 15 and 22, in the Betsuin Lounge. There is no charge, but registration is required.

• "The Compassionate Way of Shin Buddhism," an introduction to the Pure Land teachings of Shinran Shonin, will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on six Mondays, April 5, 12 and 19, and May 3, 10 and 17 in the lounge.

Registration fee is $35. For more information or registration, call 536-7044.

CAR WASH TO BENEFIT EPISCOPAL FAMILY CAMP

A car wash to fund meals at Calvary Episcopal Church's Family Camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Kāne'ohe church's back parking lot. Prices are $7 for cars, $10 for mini-vans, and $15 for trucks, SUVs and vans. For more information, call 247-2733.

BUDDHIST ANNUAL MEETING PALI HIGHWAY TEMPLE

"Expressions of Buddhism," The Hawaii Association of International Buddhists' annual meeting, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Temple on Pali Highway.

The event, open to the public, includes Japanese calligraphy demonstrations, drumming, a short guided meditation on loving-kindness, musical chanting, a film about Buddhist monks, and a buffet lunch (offered by donation).

PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND EXPLORED AT CONFERENCE

A conference titled "What Peace Requires of the U.S.: Peace With Justice in the Holy Land" will be held next week at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew.

Sponsored by Friends of Sabeel Hawaii, an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land, the event's speakers will include Christian, Muslim and Jewish activists from Palestine, Israel and the United States.

Among the speakers: Mohammed Alatar, a filmmaker and human rights activist who was nominated for Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Humanity in 2002; and Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of Rachel Corrie, the young peace activist killed in 2003 during Israeli house demolition in Gaza.

The conference will get under way from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and will continue from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. next Saturday. Fees: up to $85, variable. More information is available online at www.fosna.org, or 230-3218.