Special Shabbats

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@theShabbatTable with Rabbi Solomon

Second Friday night of the month, 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Zoom, prior to the Second Friday Early Shabbat service at 6:30pm. (You don’t need to stay for the whole thing or attend the service.)

We chant the Shabbat table blessings: welcoming the angels, lighting the candles, and blessing the children, wine and challah. An opportunity to join in community, enhance your Shabbat table traditions, sing and hear a bissel, bite, of torah. Feel free to bring your zoom device to the table or ritual objects to your zoom device.

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Second Friday Early Shabbat

This 6:30 pm service is an earlier, shorter, family-friendly service on YouTube in lieu of the 7:30 pm service. Some times the Talmud Torah students assist with services. Other times, Rabbi Ruhi and lay leaders lead an hour-long musical service, friendly to both adults and children.

»  Go to TBI’s YouTube channel

shabbat yoga

Shabbat Yoga with Rabbi Solomon

Second Saturday of the month, 1:00-2:00pm. Join Rabbi Solomon via Zoom for chanting and gentle yoga. Ideal to have a mat, some water, and comfortable clothes. Elders, tots, and pets are all welcome!

Shabbat Alive!

An alternative renewal-style service that experiments with renewed meanings for prayer, including lively songs and music, embodied practices, meditation, rhythmic energies, and prayerful thoughts on Torah.

Learners’ Services

Not just for b’nai mitzvah students, but for anyone who wants to better understand the flow of the Shabbat morning liturgy. Each session will focus on a different section of the service, in rotation. Consider attending all 6 sections A-F, which will rotate twice, even if you can’t attend them in order.

These are on Zoom. Watch the e-news for details.

Jam Band Shabbat

Join Rabbi Ruhi Sophia for a Jam Band Shabbat, featuring guest musicians, new music, ecstatic singing and dancing, and moments of mindful meditation. Suitable for congregants and friends of all ages. Held four times each year, at the solstice and equinox. Will return after Covid.

This American Jewish Life

This American Jewish Life is a series of Friday night personal narratives by TBI Members. These talks provide an opportunity for members of TBI to share the story of their Jewish journeys with the community, and create connections between Torah and our own life experiences. Attend and support your fellow TBI members as you enrich our shared understanding of what it means to be a Jew in North America.