Temple Aliyah to Hold Mindfulness Meditation Class

Wednesday, Jan. 8

1. Weather

Today will be sunny, yet cold with highs around 20. West winds will be 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Tonight will be mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be around 11. West winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

2. Meetings

7:30 a.m.: Council of Economic Advisors

7:30 a.m.: Facility Working Group - Needham Facilities Master Plan

9 a.m.: Needham Retirement Board

1:30 p.m.: Council of Economic Advisors/Industrial Districts Subcommittee

5:30 p.m.: Needham Youth Services - Board of Directors

6 p.m.: Norfolk County Agricultural High School - Trustee Meeting

7 p.m.: Finance Committee

7 p.m.: Solar Energy Exploratory Committee

7 p.m.: Traffic Management Advisory Committee

7:30 p.m.: Community Preservation Committee

3. Needham Public Library events

10 a.m.: Drop In Storytime For Ages 5 and Under

11 a.m.: Drop In Storytime For Ages 5 and Under

12:45 p.m.: Growing Readers: StoryCrafts for ages 4-6

4. Event highlight

Learn how to cultivate the quality of “mindfulness”—being right here in the moment, with a sense of peace and calm—and how it is enhanced by Jewish meditation practices in a series of eight one-hour classes at Temple Aliyah. Mindfulness has been shown to help reduce stress, manage intense feelings, and diminish the suffering that goes with chronic physical or emotional pain. Classes meet Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. beginning January 8 at the Temple. Cost is $25 for Temple members and $36 for nonmembers. For more information or to enroll contact Naomi Litrownik, LICSW, at naomi.litrownikmsw@gmail.com or 781-449-9822. To enroll, send check made payable to Temple Aliyah, 1664 Central Ave., Needham, MA 02492, Attention: Naomi Litrownik.

5. In case you missed it...

Despite increasing mortgage rates, October marked the biggest increase in new single-family sales nationwide in over 33 years. Check out this map, which shows a snapshot of total homes sold in October across Needham.


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