Holidays

Holidays

We join together to celebrate our holidays throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, a sweet beginning; breaking the fast as a community after the final blast of the shofar on Yom Kippur; gathering in our sukkah for songs and snacks; dancing to a live klezmer band on Simchat Torah; eating latkes and lighting candles together on Hanukkah; greeting Purim with groggers, hamentashen, Megillah reading and a Purim carnival; holding community seders for Pesach and Tu B’Shevat; and learning a bit of Torah together on Shavuot.

 

 

Upcoming Holiday Information

High Holidays at Temple Israel

High Holidays 2022

Celebrating this new year in a new way, together with you.

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Join Temple Israel for Upcoming Holidays!

Temple Israel has a great lineup of Holiday and Event programming.
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Previous Holidays & Festivals

Encountering the Divine Image: An Interfaith Selichot Gathering

Please join Temple Israel for this interfaith, community-wide gathering at Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground on Chestnut Street. Offerings of prayer, poetry, music and Selichot liturgy will address the spiritual aspiration to recognize the Divine Image in every human being. September 17th at 7pm Sponsored by Temple Israel   Learn More and Register       Continue Reading »

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Tisha b’Av Gathering: Confronting Loss on the Path to Hope

Please join us for a Tisha b’Av Gathering on Saturday, August 6, at 8:30 pm in the Temple Israel Courtyard (or indoors in case of rain). At Tisha b’Av, we recall the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and we grieve for the many losses endured by the Jewish people throughout the ages. The destruction Continue Reading »

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Let’s Celebrate Shavuot

      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 »

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High Holidays and Fall Festivals 2020

This past High Holiday and fall festival season was like no other in a wide variety of ways, but at Temple Israel we made the most of it. Rediscover the sermons, songs, prayers and teachings.

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