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Rosh Hashanah 2022/5783

Sep 26, 2022—Sep 27, 2022

Rosh Hashanah: Hebrew name means “Head of the year”—idiomatically, New Year. What’s it about? One of two “high holidays” along with Yom Kippur. A solemn holiday beginning the calendar year with repentance from sin and the hope of renewal. Foods: Apples and honey, round challah with raisins, honey cake, pomegranates, pumpkins and other round foods,…

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Yom Kippur 2022/5783

Oct 04, 2022 6:00PM—Oct 05, 2022 6:30PM

Yom Kippur: Hebrew name means “Day of Atonement.” What’s it about? A fast day of prayer, reflection, and repentance. Foods: None. It’s a fast day! Activities: There are many prohibitions: not eating, not drinking, not washing, not wearing leather, not engaging in physical intimacy. Traditionally, it is a day spent in synagogue at services. Symbols:…

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Spirits and Spirits in the Sukkah

Oct 11, 2022 5:30PM—7:00PM

TBE Sukkah (Susan T. Goldberg Courtyard at 400 Deering Avenue, Portland)

A good drink, thought provoking material, and friends at the same time in the beautiful TBE sukkah? What could be better than this?! Join us for an evening of learning together. Drinks are on us!

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Light up the Night

Dec 23, 2022 6:00PM—7:30PM

Congregation Bet Ha'am - 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland

Celebrate Shabbat and light your chanukiah with dozens of families! We will sing Chanukah songs, play instruments, sing our monthly birthday blessing, and end the evening with Chanukah sweets and child-friendly activities. *As of August 2022, Bet Ha’am requires masks at Family Shabbats.

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Past | Archive

Song Circle: Selichot

Sep 17, 2022 7:30PM—8:30PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland

Shaarey Tphiloh Shavuot Holiday Services

Jun 05, 2022 9:30AM—1:00PM

Shaarey Tphiloh, 400 Deering Avenue - Room 4A, Portland, ME 04103

Lag Baomer Party

May 19, 2022 4:30PM

Fort Allen Park at the Gazebo, 49 Eastern Promenade, Portland

More Events

Violins of Hope – Concerts & Events

Oct 03, 2022—Oct 27, 2022

Various Locations - See PSO Website for full list of dates and events

Lion King Musical Theater – Youth Program for Ages 6-14

Oct 06, 2022 4:00PM—6:00PM

JCA 1342 Congress St Portland, ME 04102

Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

Oct 11, 2022 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME

Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall with author Daniel Levin

Oct 12, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online via Zoom