Holidays

Shavuot wheat

Let’s Celebrate Shavuot

Posted on May 25, 2022

      Giving of the Torah!   Saturday, June 4 8:00 – 10:00 pm Tikkun Leil Shavuot Across NH program in Social Hall and via Zoom. Music, meditation & learning with our NH Jewish community. Register on  the website for the special Zoom link.   Sunday, June 5 10:00 am – 12:15 pm, Morning Service Continue Reading »

Lag BaOmer Field Day, Bonfire, & Family Picnic

Posted on May 11, 2022

Join us for an afternoon of field games, archery, low ropes, gaga, and of course a bonfire! Let’s celebrate the middle of the Omer the way it was meant to be… with lots of fun! Pack a picnic dinner, we’ll provide the rest! Don’t miss this event, bring the whole family! Venue address provided after Continue Reading »

passover seder

Community Seder

Posted on May 2, 2022

More than a hundred members, guests, and visitors  gathered in the Social Hall on April 15, the first night of Passover, for a joyful community celebration. Many thanks to all those who attended, service leader Rabba Kaya with guest musicians Lisa Lipkin and Jay Hitt, and most especially to the crew of  volunteers, ably led Continue Reading »

cups and world

Community Passover Seder

Posted on March 10, 2022

Plans for an in-person Community Passover Seder on Friday, April 15, are coming together quickly! Kindly register to indicate your interest. More information and order reservation form coming soon. Join with the temple community in this relaxed evening of food, wine, friends, and celebration of freedom. Under the current Covid code Green protocols, indoor mask-wearing Continue Reading »

Purim hamantaschen

Let’s Celebrate Purim!

Posted on March 10, 2022

What’s your favorite hamantaschen filling flavor? From poppy seed and fig to fruity apricot and raspberry, chocolate and nuts, there’s a flavor for everyone! Please join us via Zoom as we bake, bake, bake! Sunday, March 6, 3:00 pm: Learn to make hamantaschen with PJ Library. Register for the Zoom link and recipe. Sunday, March 13, Continue Reading »

Tu BiShvat tree

Tu BiShvat is Right Around the Corner!

Posted on January 14, 2022

  Don’t forget to register for “Tu BiShvat in a box,” coming to our Social Hall this Wednesday at 5:00 pm! Students of all ages will learn about the four stages of the Tu BiShvat Seder as they fill a box to take home and celebrate at their own table. Masks are required, and social distancing Continue Reading »

Hanukkah candles, donuts, gelt and dreidels

Finding The Spirit of Celebration

Posted on November 17, 2021

My playlist is slowly shifting over from “Zombie Jamboree” and “Monster Mash” to Daveed Diggs’ “A Puppy for Hanukkah” and  Six13’s “Arianukah”. My kids’ snacks mutate from leftover candy to donut muffins. The skeletons go back into the garage until next year and the blue and gold window clings come out. My kids are especially proud of their electric menorah that Continue Reading »

Celebrating High Holidays with Kids:
Part 2, Yom Kippur

Posted on September 2, 2021

The kids are back to school with all the fanfare of back-to-school shopping, their first haircuts since Covid-19 started, and obligatory first day photos. This week’s four-day weekend means finding ways to involve the kids in my hectic High Holiday preparations. For me, the holiday starts with the sounds and the tastes. “Bashana haba’a” gets Continue Reading »

Celebrating High Holidays with Kids:
Part 1, Rosh Hashanah

Posted on August 30, 2021

The holidays are right around the corner – just after the first few days of school – and I’m in full planning mode. Who needs to be where when? What do we need to wear? What are we going to eat? How do I keep my children quiet and busy while also teaching them to Continue Reading »

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Join Us for the High Holidays!

Posted on August 17, 2021

Shana tova! Please join us for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah! Temple Israel is planning inspiring, meaningful in-person and virtual services to celebrate this year’s High Holidays. For the first time, we will hold creative Family Services outdoors under a tent, and traditional High Holiday services will once again take Continue Reading »