• Rabbi Brad Bloom will offer an Introduction to Judaism class at Beth Yam Synagogue, 4501 Meeting St. on Hilton Head Island.

Sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 7, and Feb. 14. The sessions are free.

The class is open to Jews and non-Jews. Participants can learn about history, theology, customs rituals and ceremonies.

Sessions will be upbeat, positive and inspiring, and will include discussions with connections made to contemporary issues and relevant to life in our community.

To reserve a spot, email bethyam@aol.com or call 843-689-2178.

  • The Church of the Palms UMC Choir, under the direction of Norma Brown, has been invited to participate in a performance of Pepper Choplin’s “Heaven’s Child” Dec. 2, 2019, at the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The musicians of Church of the Palms will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Choplin will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.

The singers will spend five days in New York City to prepare for their concert, with approximately 10 hours in rehearsals.

“We feel highly honored and excited to now be invited to perform ‘Heaven’s Child’ with Choplin and other distinguished choirs at Carnegie Hall,” Brown said.

For more information and to donate to help defray travel costs for the choir, email Brown at norma@palmsumc.org or call 843-379-1888.