January 29, 2023 |
Weekly Friday night services @ TI are at 5:45 p.m, short and sweet with a lot of singing. We have monthly Friday night dinners. All are welcome!
Our shabbat morning service is warm, participatory, and fairly traditional, with most prayers being sung together in Hebrew, led by Cantor Ken. We begin at 9:15 with psalms and songs, recite the Shema around 9:45, and begin the Torah service by 10:15. TI prides itself on its strong corps of Torah readers. Rabbi Liben gives a d’var Torah around 11:15, and we try to finish by noon for kiddush. 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 hold Youth Services twice a month during the school year, generally on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays: Tot Shabbat for pre-school age with parents, Mini-Minyan for K-2 children, and Jr. Congregation for grades 3-6. The services are all led by talented parent-educator volunteers, with some help from our teens. Dates for 2020/2021 will be published as soon as they are available.
Babysitting is generally offered during the school year on non-youth-service weeks, from 10:00-noon downstairs in the nursery school. Suggested age range: 1-and-a-half through 5. Dates for 2020/2021 will be published as soon as they are available.
We hold Synaplex services several times a year which include a variety of services, as well as other options such as nature walks, yoga, discussion, Torah study, and more. Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help out. On these mornings, babysitting is offered beginning at 9:15 AM.
Click here to read the guide to Saturday Morning services that sits in our book-wells.
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 the much of the year, our 5:30 service is preceded by a study session at 4:45PM led by Dr. Alan Avery-Peck.
Just as a Cineplex offers a variety of movies, a Synaplex offers a variety of Shabbat options to provide something for everyone! We have Synaplex several times a year and offer family and traditional services, Torah study, discussions, yoga or Qi Gong, chanting, and more! Come at 8:45 for coffee and pastry, and you’ll have several options starting at 9:15. We finish up with a communal lunch. Please talk to Rabbi Liben, Cantor Ken, VP of Religion Alan Avery-Peck, or Ryan Bernstein in the office if you would like to be involved in planning, teaching, cooking, or sponsoring Synaplex!