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. Upcoming dates: February 18, March 4 & 18.
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. Upcoming babysitting dates: March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29, May 6, and June 10.
We hold Synaplex services several times a year which include family services in the sanctuary and other options such as nature walks, yoga, discussion, Torah study, and more. Next date: May 6. 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 bookwells.
Click here to listen to some of TI's Saturday morning melodies!