Special Shabbats

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Baby Shabbat

Babies, toddlers, and their siblings and caretakers gather at TBI one Saturday morning each month. This is an informal drop-in group to connect with other families. Attendees should feel free to flow between playtime in the family room and services in the sanctuary according to the needs of your little and big family members.

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Tot Shabbat

Come for singing, instruments, and a potluck snack. Suitable for kids ages 5 and under, and their families. Tot Shabbat finishes in time for kiddos to join the Torah procession in the main Sanctuary service.

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Second Friday Early Shabbat

This is an earlier, shorter, family-friendly service 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.