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Services, Events, and Speakers Program

Hendrix Hall - Unitarian Meeting House

Hendrix Hall – Unitarian Meeting House

Congregation Shirat Ha Yam sponsors weekly Shabbat Services at 7:00pm. Unless stated otherwise, Shabbat Services are held in Hendrix Hall at the Unitarian Meeting House, 11 Orange Street, Nantucket, MA.

Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 am for coffee, 10-11am for study.

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Welcome Back Reception and Shabbat Service

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Welcome Back Reception in the Garden behind Hendrix Hall. 5:30- 6:45pm Reception in the garden 7:00pm Shabbat Services led by Harry Mintz in Hendrix Hall.

Friday

May 25, 2018

Shabbat Services

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Shabbat Services led by Harry Mintz.

Friday

June 1, 2018

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Grantoor

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor.

Friday

June 6, 2018

Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

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Torah Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30am for coffee, 10-11am for study Call 508-228-6588 or shayam@comcast.net for location.

Saturday

June 9, 2018 - 9:30am

Nantucket Book Festival event sponsored by Shirat Ha Yam – RSVP Required

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Shirat Ha Yam is a sponsor of the Book Festival. Nantucket Book Festival author, Linda Fairstein.  Ms. Fairstein is an American author and former prosecutor focusing on crimes of violence against …continue reading Nantucket Book Festival event sponsored by Shirat Ha Yam – RSVP Required

Thursday

June 14, 2018 - 5:15pm

Community Pot-Luck Shabbat Dinner and Shabbat Service – RSVP Required

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Community Pot-luck Shabbat Dinner in a private home prepared by congregation members and open to all past, present and prospective members, 6:00 pm. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader. …continue reading Community Pot-Luck Shabbat Dinner and Shabbat Service – RSVP Required

Friday

June 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Shabbat Services with Cantor Avi Teken and the children of the Religious School

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Shabbat Services led by Cantor Avi Teken and children of the Shirat Ha Yam Religious School.

Friday

June 22, 2018

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Speaker, Dr. Joel Hoffman

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Dr. Joel Hoffman, educator and author.  Dr. Hoffman focuses on bringing the Bible to life and is known for his “fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century.” …continue reading Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Speaker, Dr. Joel Hoffman

Friday

June 29, 2018

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Joel Hoffman – RSVP Required

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Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Joel Hoffman Saturday’s discussion: “Will the Real Bible Please Stand Up?” Sunday’s discussion: “Ancient Answers to Good and Evil That Were Cut From the Bible” Saturday and …continue reading Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Joel Hoffman – RSVP Required

Saturday & Sunday

June 30, 2018 & July 1, 2018

Shabbat Services and Speaker, Melanie Nezer – African Meeting House

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Melanie Nezer, “Welcome the Stranger.  Protect the refugee.”  Ms. Nezer is Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  Remarks by Charity-Grace Lambert-Mofsen, Associate Director, Nantucket Operations, MAAH.  Museum of African …continue reading Shabbat Services and Speaker, Melanie Nezer – African Meeting House

Friday

July 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Shabbat Services and Speaker, Pamela Reeves

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Pamela Reeves is senior advisor for gender strategy to the Office of Melinda Gates and the former director of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s International Fund for Women and Girls in the U.S. …continue reading Shabbat Services and Speaker, Pamela Reeves

Friday

July 13, 2018

Reception with Pamela Reeves – RSVP Required

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Reception with Pamela Reeves is senior advisor for gender strategy to the Office of Melinda Gates and the former director of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s International Fund for Women and Girls in …continue reading Reception with Pamela Reeves – RSVP Required

Saturday

July 14, 2018 - TBA

Communal Shabbat Dinner and Service with Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner – RSVP Required

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner.  Rabbi Pesner serves as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Named one of the most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek magazine, he …continue reading Communal Shabbat Dinner and Service with Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner – RSVP Required

Friday

July 20, 2018, 6:00pm

The Leonard E. Greenberg Memorial Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

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The Leonard E. Greenberg Memorial Scholar in Residence Weekend Led by Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner Saturday’s discussion: “Interactive Text Study: What Biblical & Rabbinic Sources Teach Us About Social Justice” Sunday’s …continue reading The Leonard E. Greenberg Memorial Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Saturday and Sunday

July 21, 2018 & July 22, 2018 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service and Speaker, Bill Kristol

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Bill Kristol, “The Future of American Politics”.  Mr. Kristol is founder and Editor-At-Large of the political magazine The Weekly Standardand a regular contributor on several television networks. A reception will be held …continue reading Shabbat Service and Speaker, Bill Kristol

Friday

July 27, 2018 - 5:30pm

Shabbat Services and Speaker, Jon B. Alterman

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Jon B. Alterman, “Saudi Arabia On The Cusp”, Mr. Alterman isSenior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic …continue reading Shabbat Services and Speaker, Jon B. Alterman

Friday

August 3, 2018

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Grantoor at Brant Point – Children’s Service

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor Children Service at 5:00pm at Brant Point.

Friday

August 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Grantoor at Children’s Beach – Adult Service

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor Adult Service at 6:00pm at the Children’s Beach.

Friday

August 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

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Torah Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30am for coffee, 10-11am for study Call 508-228-6588 or shayam@comcast.net for location.  

Saturday

August 11, 2018 - 9:30am

Shabbat Services led by Student Rabbi, Rebecca Richman and Speaker, Sara Bloomfield

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Sara Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The museum works to build a global institution that raises Holocaust awareness, deepens understanding of the lessons of the Holocaust, …continue reading Shabbat Services led by Student Rabbi, Rebecca Richman and Speaker, Sara Bloomfield

Friday

August 17, 2018

Annual General Meeting, Shabbat Services with Speaker Paul Freedman

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A reception will be held in the Unitarian Meeting House garden, 5:30pm. Annual General Meeting of Members in the Unitarian Meeting House, 6:45pm. Paul Freedman, author, “10 Restaurants that Changed America.” …continue reading Annual General Meeting, Shabbat Services with Speaker Paul Freedman

Friday

August 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Swim Across America, Jetties Beach

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Jetties Beach for Swim Across America. Congregation Shirat HaYam will have a team of swimmers adults and children ages 7 and up to swim various events, including ¼, ½ & 1 …continue reading Swim Across America, Jetties Beach

Saturday

August 25, 2018

Shabbat Services with Speaker, Rabbi Debbie Prinz

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Rabbi Debbie Prinz, will discuss “The Magic of Cacao in Jewish History – On the Chocolate Trail”.   She is the author of On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting …continue reading Shabbat Services with Speaker, Rabbi Debbie Prinz

Friday

August 31, 2018

Shabbat on the Porch – RSVP Required

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Shabbat on the Porchat a private home at 6:00 pm. Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Location TBA. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Friday

September 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

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Torah Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30am for coffee, 10-11am for study Call 508-228-6588 or shayam@comcast.net for location.

Saturday

September 9, 2018 - 9:30am

Ticket Free High Holiday Services conducted by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Cantorial Soloist Elliot Levine

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Ticket Free High Holiday Services conducted by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Cantorial Soloist Elliot Levine

Sunday - Wednesday

September 9-19, 2018

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7:30pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.

Sunday

September 9, 2018, 7:30pm

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day

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Rosh Hashanah 1st Day, 9:30am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Monday

September 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Rosh Hashanah Lunch – RSVP Required

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Rosh Hashanah Lunch for members & their guests. 1:00 pm at a private home. Location TBA. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Monday

September 10, 2018 - 1:00pm

Family Tashlik at Brant Point Lighthouse

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Family Tashlik, 3:00pm at Brant Point Lighthouse.

Monday

September 10, 2018 - 3:00pm

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day

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Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day, 10:00am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.

Tuesday

September 11, 2018 - 10:00am

Movie at the Dreamland & Optional Dinner – RSVP Required

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Movie at the Dreamland – 5:00 pm Dinner – 7:00pm More information to follow. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Thursday

September 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Grantoor

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor.

Friday

September 14, 2018

Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

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Torah Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30am for coffee, 10-11am for study Call 508-228-6588 or shayam@comcast.net for location.

Saturday

September 15, 2018 - 9:30am

Kol Nidre

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Kol Nidre, 7:30pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.

Tuesday

September 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Yom Kippur Study Session – The Whaling Museum

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Study Session, 4:00 pm Jonah: The Young Man and the Sea” The Whaling Museum under the Whale in Gosnell Hall.

Wednesday

September 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur, 9:30am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Wednesday

September 19, 2018 - 9:30am

Yizkor

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Yizkor, noon, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Wednesday

September 19, 2018 - 12noon

Neilah / Havdalah

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Neilah / Havdalah , 5:30pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Wednesday

September 19, 2018 - 5:30pm

Break the Fast – RSVP Required

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Break the Fast, 6:45pm at the White Elephant Village Ballroom Ticket prices TBA. Space is limited. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Wednesday

September 19, 2018 - 6:45pm

Shabbat in the Sukkah

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Shabbat in the Sukkah at a private home at 6:00pm.  Location TBA. Shabbat Servicesled by a lay leader.

Friday

September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Simchat Torah Celebration – RSVP Reqired

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Simchat Torah Celebration at a private home. 5:00–7:30pm Hors d’oeuvres prepared by the congregation. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Monday

October 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

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