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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 every Shabbat. First Friday Shabbat Dinner, one creative and 2 traditional services monthly. Rabbi Andrea co-leads with colleagues Yosl Kurland, Sara Schley, David Arfa, 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 23 2019 - 10:00am

    The ritual committee has been hosting a conversation about Shabbat over the past year to develop a level of practice for our official and public Shabbat observance.

  • Mar 28 2019 - 7:00pm

    Rich Rituals Build Your Own Home Ritual Workshop Series on the topic of Pesach. Led by Justin Sundell-Thomas. Come discuss ways to observe Pesach at home in a way that builds meaning for you.

  • Mar 30 2019 - 10:00am
    Yosl Kurland will lead a traditional Shabbos morning service which will include a Hebrew/Yiddish version of at least one prayer at 10 am followed at noon by a dairy/vegetarian potluck kiddush lunch and mini-concert/discussion of Yiddish songs for and about Peysekh (Passover).
  • Apr 5 2019 - 6:00pm

    Every first Friday, we gather at 6 PM for a simple & nourishing Shabbat dinner. We'll share blessings, songs, and camaraderie. Family friendly, free, and open to all.

  • Apr 13 2019 - 10:00am
    Rabbi Andrea will lead a meditative chanting service - the perfect antidote for a busy, information filled week. All are welcome, childcare provided. Service followed by kiddush and conversations.