Elul: Our High Holiday season begins one month before Rosh Hashanah in the month of Elul.

Jewish tradition gives us this month as a period of preparation for entering into the High Holidays with awareness and motivation. To engage all of our senses in this process of restoration, TIP is offering a series of events throughout the month of Elul to nourish body, mind, heart, and spirit. More information coming soon! Rosh Chodesh Elul will be on Saturday, August 7th, 2021.

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Past Events

Community Day of Music and Movement

Awakening the Spirit for the Jewish New Year

Sunday, August 15, 11:00am-3:00pm

Temple Israel Portsmouth will host a Community Day of Music and Movement: Awakening the Spirit for the Jewish New Year. This participatory, family-friendly event will include a variety of Jewish and secular music, yoga, chi gong, Zumba, Israeli folk dancing, African drumming and some surprises. A light (individually wrapped) lunch will be provided. Come for individual segments or the entire event. All ages welcome. A Zoom option is also available.

"The Moth" comes to TIP

Saturday, August 28th, 8:15pm

Join us for havdalah followed by an evening of storytelling by congregants on the subject of forgiveness. A gentle and engaging Selichot service will follow the storytelling with new and familiar melodies for the High Holiday season. Guest musician/harpist Carol Emanuel will inspire and enhance our service.

This service will be in person in the sanctuary and on Zoom.

View/Download PDF of Selichot Service

Learn more about Carol Emanuel and Register for this event.