October 3, 2023 |

Shabbat Programs

Friday Night @ TI

Weekly Friday night services @ TI are at 5:45 p.m, short and sweet with a lot of singing.  On the following dates we will be hosting Friday night dinners, to which all are welcome.  

May 5: Dinner geared towards families of our school-age children

May 19: Congregational Dinner, welcoming new members and honoring our Youth Committee

Shabbat Morning

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 families of children up through 1st grade, and Jr. Congregation for grades 2-6.  The services are all led by talented parent volunteers, with some help from our teens.  Upcoming dates are: 

May 6 & 20, June 3

Youth lounge: on non-youth service weeks, a youth lounge is open upstairs for kids and families to hang out and play games, from 10:00 AM to noon.

We hold “Shabbat Plus” services several times a year which include a variety of services, and other options such as nature walks, Qi Gong, discussions, Torah study, and more.  Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help out.  

We often have special youth programming on holidays, including on Shavuot: Friday morning, May 26, and Saturday morning, May 27.

Saturday Afternoon

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.