Congregation Shirat Ha Yam sponsors weekly Shabbat Services at 7:00 pm. 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, 10-11 am for study.
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Welcome Back Reception in the Gardenbehind Hendrix Hall – 6:00 pm Shabbat Services led by Avi Teken and children of the Shirat Ha Yam Religious School – 7:00 pm.
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 Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor. RSVP: …continue reading Community Pot-Luck Shabbat Dinner & Shabbat Service – RSVP Required
Breakfast at 9:30 am with the filmmakers behind the Raise the Roof documentary in a private home. Raise the Roof is the inspirational story of the restoration of Gwoździec, an …continue reading Breakfast with ‘Raise the Roof’ Filmmakers and Film Showing – RSVP Required
Tea with Geraldine Brooks, author of “People of the Book”, at 2:30 pm in a private home. Location TBD. RSVP: email@example.com or 508-228-6588.
Nantucket Book Festival Luncheon with Geraldine Brooks, “Shepherd to Soldier: The Saga of King David” 12:00 – 1:30 pm at the Dreamland Harborview Room. 15 tickets are being held for …continue reading Nantucket Book Festival Luncheon with Geraldine Brooks – RSVP Required
Larry Cohler-Esses, author “Talking Torah in Tehran – How Iran’s Jews Live in the Mullahs World”. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader. Special Sephardic Oneg will follow.
Torah Study Group on Saturday morning with Rabbi Diane Cohler-Esses, first woman Rabbi ordained at Jewish Theological Seminary from a Syrian community. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 am …continue reading Torah Study Group with Rabbi Diane Cohler-Esses
Shabbat Services with Rabbi Aaron Panken, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute.
Torah Study Group with Rabbi Panken. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 am for coffee, 10-11 am for study Call 508-228-6588 or firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
Scholar in Residence Weekend – Rabbi Reuven Cohn, an adult Jewish educator, attorney, and master teacher in the Me’ah program (Boston Area), will teach and lead a discussion on Saturday …continue reading Scholar in Residence Weekend – Rabbi Reuven Cohn – RSVP Required
Vladimir Strelnitski, Former Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Assn. “State and Cultural Anti-Semitism in Russia” Shabbat Services led by Alex Weissman, Student Rabbi, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
Torah Study Group with Student Rabbi Alex Weissman. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 am for coffee, 10-11 am for study Call 508-228-6588 or email@example.com for location.
Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Shabbat Shalom! Dinners follow. To host guests for a dinner or join a dinner as a guest, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-228-6588.
Noah Rothbaum, spirits guru & author “The Art of American Whiskey” will speak on America’s Jews in the Distillery Industry. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.
Bourbon and BBQ Event for Shirat Ha Yam, featuring Noah Rothbaum author & spirits guru and Steven Raichlen, barbecue maven and author of “Project Smoke”; fiddlers will provide music. Ticket …continue reading Bourbon and BBQ Event – RSVP Required
Stuart Malina, Music Director & Conductor, Harrisburg Symphony, Tony-award winner for orchestration with Billy Joel for “Movin’ Out”. Topic: “Jewish Themes in Classical Music” Shabbat Services led by a lay …continue reading Shabbat Services & Speaker, Stuart Malina
Interfaith Shabbat Service marking 50th Anniversary of “Nostra Aetate” Proclamation by Pope Paul VI with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, joined by Rev. Dennis McManus, School of Foreign Services, Georgetown University, “From …continue reading Interfaith Shabbat Service with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor & Rev. Dennis McManus
Brunch with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Rev. Dennis McManus, in a private home at 11:30 am. Location TBD. RSVP: email@example.com or 508-228-6588.
Reception in the Garden at 6:00 pm Annual General Meeting of Members at 6:45 pm 7:00 pm Shabbat Services led by Hannah Spiro, Student Rabbi, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College followed by …continue reading Annual Meeting & Shabbat Services- Speaker Rep Nita Lowey
Torah Study Group with Student Rabbi Hannah Spiro. 9:30 AM. New Member Reception with Congresswoman Nita Lowey at 5:30 pm in a private home. Saturday Study Sessions are held at 9:30 …continue reading Study Group with Student Rabbi Hannah Spiro & New Member Reception – RSVP Required
Mort Gerberg, The New Yorker cartoonist and author. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.
Shabbat on the Porch at a private home at 6:00 pm. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader. Location TBD. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-228-6588.
Scholar in Residence Weekend – Leonard Saxe, Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University will teach and lead a discussion on Saturday and Sunday morning. Topic: “The Future …continue reading Scholar in Residence Weekend – Leonard Saxe – RSVP Required
Shabbat Services on the Beach with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Join Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor on Jetties Beach for Shabbat Services at 6:00 pm Meet at the end of the walkway. Bring …continue reading Shabbat Services at Jetties Beach with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor
Caroline Freedman’s Bat Mitzvah, 10:00 am, upstairs. Congregation welcome.
Ticket Free High Holiday Shabbat Services conducted by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Cantorial Soloist Elliot Levine.
Rosh Hashanah 1st Day, 9:30 am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.
Rosh Hashanah Lunch for members & their guests. 1:00 pm at a private home. RSVP: email@example.com or 508-228-6588.
Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day, 10:00 am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.
Movie at the Dreamland – 5:00 pm no charge Israeli Dinner to Follow – 7:00 pm. $35 RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-228-6588.
Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor.
8:30 a.m. Morning Shabbat Service in Hendricks Hall 9:45 coffee, 10:00-11:30 discussion following morning services Topic: Religion: Balm or Bomb? We will look at various ways religion has been used …continue reading Morning service and study session with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor
9:00 coffee, 9:30- 11:00 discussion at 82 Orange Street Topic: BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanction movement) Anti-Israel, anti-Zionism and Antisemitism from the right and the left and how it can …continue reading Study Session on BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanction movement)
Yom Kippur, 9:30 am, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs Yizkor, Noon Study Session, 3:30 PM Neilah/Havdalah, 5:00 PM
Study Session, 3:30 pm Yom Kippur afternoon discussion Unitarian Meeting House (upstairs) Topic: Jonah, David, Moses, Abraham -who are our heroes? What qualities do we look for in our leaders …continue reading Yom Kippur Afternoon Study Session
Neilah and Havdalah closing services, 5:00 pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.
Break the Fast, 6:15 pm at the White Elephant Hotel. Ticket prices: Members $50, Guests $65, Children under 13 $18. Space is limited. RSVP: email@example.com or 508-228-6588.