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Shabbat at TI

Schedule of Services Information for Guests

Engaging and songful services are at the heart of Tifereth Israel Congregation, and are designed to be entirely participatory and personal. Services at TI are traditional (with a full Torah reading), egalitarian and led by TI members in partnership with our Rabbi, and involve a mixture of English and Hebrew, for which transliterations are supplied. Fluency in Hebrew is not necessary or expected. We encourage individuals to make services more meaningful for both themselves and the congregation by participating in reading prayers, singing songs, and other service activities. 

Shabbat services are followed by a Kiddush luncheon where everyone partakes in a delicious meal, conversation, and the opportunity to renew existing friendships and begin new ones. 

Schedule of Services

Weekly Services

Kabbalat Shabbat Services
This is our traditional Friday evening Torah service. 

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service
We join in song for the Shabbat prayers and then read from the Torah (the whole weekly portion). The service leader provides a D’var Torah on the significance of the weekly Torah portion, followed by concluding prayers. 

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Monthly Services

Rising Song Friday Night Services
The TI Ritual Committee invites you to "circle up" in song to catapult the community into a soul-filling Shabbat. Have little ones in your family? Come early for snacks. Come and sing, stay for a catered dinner, and sing some more!

Learner's Minyan
If you’d like more inspiration and less confusion during Saturday mornings, the Learner’s Minyan may be right for you. Each session will focus on a particular  chunk of the service. The Learner’s Minyan will feature hands-on practice singing key communal prayers, as well as discussions about the nature of prayer, explorations of favorite liturgical gems, and approaches to ancient prayers that many of us find challenging intellectually or morally. No prior knowledge of Hebrew, Judaism, or prayer is required.

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Bar, Bat, and Kabbalat Mitzvah Services
Periodically, we have the opportunity to observe and participate in the coming-of-age ritual of b’nai mitzvah. These Shabbat services are significant events in the lives of students and their families, and we always look forward to sharing the experience as we pray together and offer mazel tov to our newest Jewish adults.


Information for Guests

Is this your first time visiting Tifereth Israel? Welcome! Make sure you take a few minutes to introduce yourself, so we can greet you appropriately.

Visitors are not expected to bring anything with them, except a kippah (a yarmulke, or skull cap), if they own one – We also provide extra kippot for visitors located at the Juniper entrance and the entrance to the sanctuary.

There is no formal dress code for services, but we do ask that your clothing reflect your respect for the special nature of the sanctuary. Kippot (yarmulkes) and tallitot (prayer shawls) are available for those who choose to wear them. Children are welcome at all services. Parents are asked to be mindful of their children’s behavior during times of worship.

Thu, April 18 2024 10 Nisan 5784