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.
Temple Israel has a great lineup of Holiday and Event programming.
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Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, December 18. Activities are planned for all ages, beginning with candle-lighting every evening in the “Hands of Hope” menorah in the garden courtyard. (In the case of inclement weather, the festivities will move indoors.) Don’t miss these special events! Sunday, 12/18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Hanukkah Story Time with Continue Reading »
The fall festivals conclude with Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Please join us for an evening of reflection, community, music, and fun! Sunday, October 16, schedule of services and events: 5:30 pm: Shemini Atzeret service with Yizkor, in the sanctuary and via Zoom (using the regular link for services) 6:15 pm: Community potluck supper in Continue Reading »
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 »