Religious News

Women meeting

Executive Committee of the Bridgeport Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., at Unity Hill United Church of Christ, 364 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Carole J. Fanslow is president; 203-375-1284.

Purim baskets mailed nationwide

Purim is a Jewish festival celebrating the avoidance of an ancient genocide. One of the customs of this holiday is Mishloach Manot, the sending of two or more edible treats to friends and family.

Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull will once again hold its annual Mishloach Manot project. For a donation of $10 per box, B’nai Torah will handle preparation and local delivery of baskets to addresses in Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Stratford and Shelton.

Have family out of town? Delivery beyond the local area is available for addresses anywhere in the country for an additional fee of $7 per box to cover the postage.

Orders for the baskets must be received in the B’nai Torah office by Friday, Feb. 12.

For information on this and other Purim activities, call 203-268-6940 or visit for available order blanks. Like us on Facebook at

TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Trumbull Chapter meetings are held every Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., next door to Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library. Call Jo-Ann Minishi 203-268-6282 for more information or just show. Annual membership fee is $32 and weekly dues are $2.