March 2, 2024 |
Weekly Friday night services @ TI are at 5:45 p.m, short and sweet with a lot of singing. We hold First Friday Night services and dinners for young families on the first Friday night of the month through most of the year. Throughout the year there are special services and dinners for our teens, our community, and special events. Please contact the office for details and to RSVP.
Our Shabbat morning service is warm and participatory. We begin at 9:15 with psalms and songs, recite the Shema around 9:45, and begin the Torah service a little after 10:00. TI prides itself on its strong corps of Torah readers. Rabbi Weiss or Rav Hazzan Richmond shares a word of Torah around 11:15, and we try to finish by noon for kiddush, a bite to eat and shmoozing with old and new friends. We often celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah, baby-naming, anniversaries or birthdays. There is a chance to offer a prayer for loved ones who are in need of healing. Children are always welcome. We have prayer books that are fully transliterated in English letters for those who prefer these.
We hold Youth Services once or twice a month during the school year, currently Tot Shabbat being for pre-K children and their families, and Jr. Congregation for grades 3-7. The services are all led by talented parent volunteers, with some help from our teens. Please contact the office for upcoming dates and details. We have special youth programming on the Holiday.
Youth lounge: on non-youth service weeks, a youth lounge is open upstairs for kids and families to hang out and play games, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
We have services each Saturday afternoon, 5:30- 6:00 p.m in the chapel. During Daylight Standard Time, we have an evening ma’ariv service followed by Havdalah. During Daylight Savings Time, we have a Shabbat afternoon mincha service with a Torah reading. During much of the year, our 5:30 service is preceded by a study session at 4:45 PM led by Dr. Alan Avery-Peck.