Special Shabbats

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Junior Congregation

Generally the last Saturday of the month, 9:30-10:00am, this brief service is designed to familiarize children with the flow of the Shabbat morning liturgy and build their confidence and skills at participating appropriately in the service.

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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

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Tot Time with Rabbi Solomon

Second Saturday of the month, 9:30-10:00am. Drop in for songs, stories, sharing, and Shabbat! Tots ages 0 to 5 (and parents and siblings) are welcome to join for this fun half hour that’s geared to our youngest community members.

»  Download songs for Tot Time

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.