Congregation Shirat Ha Yam organizes weekly kabbalat Friday Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted. All are welcome in peace. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 am for “schmooze”, 10:00 – 11:00 am for study.

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Leonard Greenberg Memorial Scholar in Residence Weekend

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - August 1 @ 11:00 am

Congregation Shirat HaYam is excited to welcome you to join us for our Leonard E Greenberg Memorial Scholar Weekend with Dr. Daniel Gordis joining us online from Israel. Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. The author of more than ten books, Gordis is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and writes regularly for the Jerusalem Post. Dr. Gordis’ history of the State of Israel, entitled “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn”, received the 2016 National Jewish Book Award as “Book of the Year.” Dr. Gordis will discuss “The Rift between American Jews and Israel: The Historical Background ”

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Joining Online

Zoom app, Meeting ID: 508 228 6588

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The weekend events are:

Friday, July 30 – Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (11 Orange Street) Led by Elliot Pollack, followed by Dr. Gordis pre-recorded (due to the time difference between Nantucket and Israel).

Friday’s Topic with Dr. Gordis

“The rift between American Jews and Israel: The historical background, where we are today and can we heal our future”

Saturday, July 31 – Study session at 2:00 pm [note: later time] upstairs at the Nantucket Culinary Center (22 Federal Street), with Dr. Gordis, live online.

Saturday’s Topic with Dr. Gordis

 The lead-up to the recent Israeli election, an analysis of the results, including the background of the coalition parties and their leaders, and a discussion of the hot button issues facing the new government.

Sunday, August 1 – Study session at 10:00 am upstairs at the Nantucket Culinary Center (22 Federal Street), with Dr. Gordis live online.

Sunday’s Topic with Dr. Gordis

Addressing the new coalition’s prospects for success, the impact of the election on relations with America and other countries, the impact on relations with the Palestinians, and the future of Likud and Benjamin Netanyahu.




July 30 @ 6:30 pm
August 1 @ 11:00 am
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