Transform our Court Street parking lot and outdoor bimah into a prayerful garden-like space with greenery, flowers, and plants that you bring from home.
Statewide Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Learning, Music and Storytelling over Zoom with rabbinic and cantorial leadership from across New Hampshire.
Maariv service from 8 – 8:30 p.m. Learning begins at 8:30 p.m.
Participating Communities: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Temple Beth Abraham, Temple Beth Jacob, Temple B’nai Israel, Temple Israel- Portsmouth
7:30-7:55 Pre-Tikkun Meditation: Laura Hegfield will gently guide us through poetry, chant and moments of quiet as we make space in our hearts to receive words of Torah anew this Shavuot
8:00-8:30: Collaborative Erev Shavuot Service, Prayerbook PDF
8:30-8:55: Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman: Standing at Sinai
8:55- 9:00: Cantor Shira Nafshi: Song(s)
9:00- 9:25: Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum: Ruth
9:25- 9:45: Rabbi Beth Davidson: Why Dairy?, Cate Tanzer- Blintz making
9:45- 9:55: Rabbi Dan Danson: Story
9:55 – 10:20: Rabbis Robin Nafshi, Jon Spira -Savett and Dan Aronson
A Rabbi, A Rabbi and a Rabbi Walk up a Mountain: What do they hear?
Kaya Stern-Kaufman: musical closing
End Time 10:30
Enjoy a short outdoor service in our temporary garden sanctuary, featuring:
Community Picnic with Cheesecake and Noodle Kugel Buffet following services. You are invited to bring your own dairy/veggie picnic lunch, along with a favorite cheesecake or noodle kugel to share. We will have outdoor coolers on hand to keep the food chilled during the service.