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Ritual Life

Services, celebrations and rituals at TI are as diverse as our community, ranging from classical high holidays to outdoor services. We celebrate rituals -- communal and personal --throughout the year and over the milestones of life.

Shabbat Services

Something (almost) every Shabbat. First Friday Shabbat Dinner, one creative and 2 traditional services monthly. Rabbi Andrea co-leads with colleagues Joe Kurland, Sara Schley, David Arfa, Deliah Rosel and other guests.

In the summer, Friday outdoor mikvehs/immersions and occasional hikes and services, mostly in West County.

High Holidays

Our high holiday schedule includes meals, outdoor celebrations traditional and creative services, and even yoga - late on Yom Kippur afternoon.


Of course we celebrate the holidays, from wild and wooly Purim to illuminating Hannukah. Fun for families and all ages, our annual celebrations ground us in the story and history of Judaism.

Life Cycle Events

Rabbi Andrea is available for support around the joys and sorrows of life cycle events. Contact her for consulting, counseling and crafting ceremonies.

Ritual Calendar

  • Mar 24 2018 - 10:00am

    Temple Israel Greenfield will celebrate the Shabbat before Passover with a sermon by Senator Stan Rosenberg during services. Join us for this exciting Shabbat observance and a kiddush luncheon to follow. Senator Rosenberg's talk during the service is entitled "Let Freedom Ring."

  • Apr 7 2018 - 10:00am

    Shabbat morning service, for this last day of Passover includes the Yizkor/Memorial Service. Followed by kiddush.

  • Apr 13 2018 - 6:00pm
    First Fridays each month, we will welcome Shabbat together with a delicious healthy dinner, blessings, songs, and good company.
    Join us to help prep at 5 and/or the meal at 6.
    Not just for families, definitely family friendly.
  • Apr 20 2018 - 7:00pm

    Joyous and song-filled Kabbalat Shabbat/Entering Shabbat Service.
    Spiritual support for challenging times.
    Monthly on Third Fridays at 7:00PM

  • May 12 2018 - 10:00am

    Rabbi Andrea and other guest leaders bring their unique contributions to a creative shabbat morning service, 10 AM each second shabbat morning of the month, followed by kiddush and conversations.