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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discuss her historical novel “Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter” (Plume, 2014), which explores the life of a young Jewish woman on the cusp of adulthood in third-century Babylonia.

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Bridges Community Church hires new worship pastor


Bridges Community Church recently welcomed Nate Schofield to its staff as pastor of music and worship. Schofield will oversee the church’s music and worship ministries and lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Schofield previously served at West Valley Presbyterian Church in Cupertino, SouthWinds Church in Tracy and Delta Community Presbyterian Church in Discovery Bay. He worked as director of bands and theater at Jefferson Middle School in Tracy for eight years.

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Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

Those interested may also view the lecture online.

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Spiritual Briefs

Union Presbyterian offers healing room

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise & Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room is open to anyone battling an illness or injury, or feeling discouraged.

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Intero Real Estate founder overcomes struggles to find faith

In 2002, Tom Tognoli cofounded the successful Silicon Valley-based Intero Real Estate Services. But his road to success was paved with challenges.

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