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Shabbat Morning Service

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: April 1 & 29, May 13 & 20.

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 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!