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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 7:00 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 & Shabbat Service

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Welcome Back Reception in conjunction with the South Church Preservation Fund in the Garden behind Hendrix Hall to celebrate Congregation Shirat Ha Yam’s and others’ contributions to renovating the historic …continue reading Welcome Back Reception & Shabbat Service

Friday

May 26, 2017

Shabbat Services with Rabbi Gary Bretton-Grantoor

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Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. 5:30 pm Children’s Service 7:00 pm Adult Service

Friday

June 2, 2017

Torah Study Group with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor

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

Saturday

June 3, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Community Pot-Luck Shabbat Dinner & 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 Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor. RSVP: …continue reading Community Pot-Luck Shabbat Dinner & Shabbat Service – RSVP Required

Friday

June 9, 2017 - 6 PM

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. Author, Elliot Ackerman, will join members for cocktails and a presentation at a private home, 6 pm Mr. Ackerman is …continue reading Nantucket Book Festival event sponsored by Shirat Ha Yam – RSVP Required

Thursday

June 15, 2017

Shabbat services and Speaker, Erica Hirshler

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Erica Hirschler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will discuss “John Singer Sargent’s Images of Jewish Families.” Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.

Friday

June 16, 2017 - 7 PM

Talk by Elliot Ackerman & Lea Carpenter

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Elliot Ackerman, Nantucket Book Festival author, will appear with novelist Lea Carpenter, whose book “Eleven Days” examines war through the eyes of a mother, in the Great Hall of the …continue reading Talk by Elliot Ackerman & Lea Carpenter

Saturday

June 17, 2017, 1 PM

Shabbat Service and Speaker, Irene Levin Berman

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Irene Levin Berman, author, ‘We are Going to Pick Potatoes’: Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story. Shabbat Service led by a lay leader.

Friday

June 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Shabbat Service and Speaker, Glenn Frankel

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Glenn Frankel, author, academic, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will discuss the lessons for today of his latest book, “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic” Shabbat …continue reading Shabbat Service and Speaker, Glenn Frankel

Friday

June 30, 2017 - 7 PM

Shabbat Service and Speaker, Carl Bernstein

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Carl Bernstein, investigative journalist, author and CNN political commentator, will discuss “Draining the Swamp – Washington Today”. To be held in the Upper Sanctuary, 11 Orange Street. A reception will …continue reading Shabbat Service and Speaker, Carl Bernstein

Friday

July 7, 2017 - 6pm

Shabbat Service with Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Speaker, Patricia Jinich

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Patricia “Pati” Jinich, award-winning Mexican-American chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and food writer will provide a perspective on “Growing up Jewish in Mexico” at the Adult Service. Shabbat Services will …continue reading Shabbat Service with Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Speaker, Patricia Jinich

Friday

July 14, 2017

Food Demo & Luncheon with Pati Jinich – RSVP Required

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Food Demonstration and Luncheon with Pati Jinich at the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal St., from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. $100/person. Participants will also receive a signed copy of her …continue reading Food Demo & Luncheon with Pati Jinich – RSVP Required

Saturday

July 15, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Study Group with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor

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Study Group with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor. Location TBA.

Saturday

July 15, 2017 - 9:30 am

Communal Shabbat Dinner & Service with Rabbie Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi – RSVP Required

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Communal Shabbat Dinner at the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal St., following services led by Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi at 6:00 pm. $75/person including wine. Space is limited. RSVP: …continue reading Communal Shabbat Dinner & Service with Rabbie Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi – RSVP Required

Friday

July 21, 2017, 7 PM

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi – RSVP Required

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Scholar in Residence Weekend – Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, serves the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions and President’s …continue reading Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi – RSVP Required

Saturday & Sunday

July 22-23, 2017

Shabbat Service & Speakers, Alan & Judy Gross

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Alan & Judy Gross, “Horror in Havana and Washington”. To be held in the Upper Sanctuary at 11 Orange Street.  After being accused of working for American intelligence services in …continue reading Shabbat Service & Speakers, Alan & Judy Gross

Friday

July 28, 2017

Discussion with Alan & Judy Gross – RSVP Required

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Discussion with Alan & Judy Gross at a private home, 9:30 – 11:00 am. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Saturday

July 29, 2017, 9:30 AM

Shabbat Service with Speaker, Amb. Norman L. Eisen

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Amb. Norman L. Eisen, “Ethics In Government” to be held in the Upper Sancutary at 11 Orange Street. Amb. Eisen served as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 – …continue reading Shabbat Service with Speaker, Amb. Norman L. Eisen

Friday

August, 4, 2017

Study Group with Assoc. Professor Lindsay Kaplan

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Study Group with Assoc. Professor Lindsay Kaplan, Georgetown University. Location TBA.

Satuday

August 5, 2017

New Member Reception with Amb. Eisen and Lindsay Kaplan – RSVP Required

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New Member Reception with Amb. Eisen and Lindsay Kaplan at a private home. Time & Location TBA. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Saturday

August 5, 2017

Interfaith Weekend – Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Imam Abdullah Antepeli

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Interfaith Weekend – Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Imam Abdullah Antepeli will lead this weekend program in the Upper Sanctuary at 11 Orange Street. Imam Antepeli is the Chief Representative of …continue reading Interfaith Weekend – Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Imam Abdullah Antepeli

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

August 11-13, 2017

Shabbat Services led by a Lay Leader.

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Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.

Friday

August 18, 2017

Annual General Meeting & Shabbat Service with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor

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Annual General Meeting of Members in Hendrix Hall at 6:45 pm. A reception will be held in the Garden behind Hendrix Hall from 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Shabbat Services with …continue reading Annual General Meeting & Shabbat Service with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor

Friday

August 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Study Group with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor

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Study Group with Rabbi Bretton-Granatoor. Location TBA.

Saturday

August 26, 2017

Shabbat Services led by a Lay Leader.

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Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.

Friday

September 1, 2017

Shabbat on the Porch – RSVP Required

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Shabbat on the Porch at a private home at 6:00 pm. Shabbat Services led by a lay leader. Location TBA. RSVP: shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

Friday

September 8, 2017

Shabbat Services led by a Lay Leader.

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Shabbat Services led by a lay leader.

Friday

September 15, 2017

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.

Wednesday - Saturday

September 20-30, 2017

Erev Rosh Hashanah

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Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7:00 pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.

Wednesday

September 20, 2017, 7 PM

Rosh Hashanah 1st Day

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

Thursday

September 21, 2017, 9:30 AM

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.

Thursday

September 21, 2017, 1:00 PM

Family Tashlik at Brant Point Lighthouse.

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Family Tashlik, 3:30 pm at Brant Point Lighthouse.

Thursday

September 21, 2017, 3:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah 2nd Day

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

Friday

September 22, 2017, 10 AM

Shabbat Services

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Shabbat Services, 7:00 pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs.

Friday

September 22, 2017, 7 PM

Study Group led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor

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Study Group led by Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. Location TBA.

Saturday

September 23, 2017

Movie at the Dreamland & Optional Dinner – RSVP Required

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

Tuesday

September 26, 2017, 5 PM

Kol Nidre

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

Friday

September 29, 2017, 7:30 PM

Yom Kippur

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

Saturday

September 30, 2017, 9:30 AM

Yizkor

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Yizkor, noon, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Saturday

September 30, 2017, 12 PM

Study Session

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Study Session, 4:00 pm, Unitarian Meeting House, Upstairs

Saturday

September 30, 2017, 4 PM

Neilah

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

Saturday

September 30, 2017, 5:30 PM

Break the Fast – RSVP Required

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

Saturday

September 30, 2017, 6:45 PM

Simchat Torah Celebration – RSVP Reqired

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

Thursday

October 12, 2017, 5 PM

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