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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.

A full list of our services and activities is available by clicking here.

All of our services and activities are available online and some are also gathering in-person. All require registration / RSVPs. Details will be provided in emails and on this website in event listings. If you have any questions, please contact us at shayam@comcast.net or 508-228-6588.

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September 2020

Kol Nidre

September 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Congregation Shirat HaYam is excited to share the High Holy Days with you. As usual, we are planning a spiritual and uplifting range of services and study opportunities. For a full list of our High Holy Day offerings, please click HERE. If you wish to participate, you must register in advance. You may register through our online form by clicking HERE or by downloading a paper registration form by clicking HERE.  Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate drop-ins to in-person services. Everyone is…

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Yom Kippur

September 28, 2020

Congregation Shirat HaYam is excited to share the High Holy Days with you. As usual, we are planning a spiritual and uplifting range of services and study opportunities. For a full list of our High Holy Day offerings, please click HERE. If you wish to participate, you must register in advance. You may register through our online form by clicking HERE or by downloading a paper registration form by clicking HERE.  Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate drop-ins to in-person services. Everyone is…

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October 2020

Shabbat in the Sukkah

October 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for a visit to the Sukkah at 5:00 pm followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 5:30 pm led by Darren Sukonick. To participate in the service, you will need to register by clicking HERE. After clicking the link, you can register to participate in the service through Zoom or to be part of a limited number of people who will join the Sukkah visit  and service in-person at a private residence. The service will be guided by the…

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Kabbalat Shabbat and Simchat Torah Celebration

October 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat and Simchat Torah Services will be held at 5:30 pm.  To Register for Services, click HERE. The service will be guided by the Shabbat Evening Service Selections from Gates of Prayer for Shabbat, available as a download by clicking HERE.

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November 2020

Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Cantorial Soloist Laurie Akers

November 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are launching our 2020-2021 Online Kabbalat Shabbat Series with Cantorial Soloist Laurie Akers of Congregation Or Shalom, Vernon Hills, Illinois. To participate in this service through the Zoom platform click the link HERE The service will be guided by the Shabbat Evening Service Selections from Gates of Prayer for Shabbat, available as a download by clicking HERE

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December 2020

Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Chanukah Candle Lighting

December 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are so happy to welcome Cantor Maissner to Shirat HaYam. Cantor Maissner is Cantor Emeritus of Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto; having served from 1979-2020 as Cantor-Music Director. He served Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia 1967-1979. With a BA from Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music and a MA from Temple University in Philadelphia, Cantor Maissner has mastered a variety of musical styles ranging from Jewish Renaissance and early Hebrew Art Music to contemporary Canadian, American and Israeli compositions both…

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Chanukah Schmooze and Study Session

December 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Study Group with Rabbi Gary Bretton- Granatoorl. The GOLD Chanukah based upon research of Rabbu Manuel Gold z"l.  Schmooze 5:00pm -5:15pm and Study Session 5:15pm- 6:15pm To participate in the schmooze and study session, please register by clicking HERE Readings for Tuesdays study session click HERE 

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January 2021

Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rick Recht

January 8 @ 5:30 pm

We are thrilled to welcome musician Rick Recht to Shirat HaYam. Rick Recht is one of the most celebrated Jewish artists of our time playing family concerts, Shabbat Alive! services, religious school concerts, teen concerts, camp concerts, and tot concerts throughout the United States and abroad. Recht is widely recognized as a pioneer of the Jewish rock music genre, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity among the masses.…

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The Future of Israel – A Discussion with Ambassador Ido Aharoni

January 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Ido Aharoni to Shirat HaYam. Aharoni is Isreal's longest-serving Consul-General in New York and the tri-state area to date. He held that position with the rank of Ambassador for six years (2010-2016), overseeing the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide. He has also served as  Global Distinguished Professor for international relations at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.  The discussion begins at 5:00 pm on January 15th, 2021. To register for…

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Nantucket Interfaith Council presents Justice 2021 in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18 @ 6:00 pm

At 6:00 pm on January 18th, 2021, join our island’s interfaith leaders as they explore through prayer, sacred readings, and music the goal of justice in our community, our nation, and throughout the world. Shirat HaYam's own Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor and Cantorial Soloist Elliot Z. Levine will participate in this wonderful service. To register for this service, click: HERE

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