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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

  • Oct 2 2020 - 5:30pm

    Please join Peggy and Rhonda for an erev Sukkot and Shabbat celebration on Friday, October 2, at 5:30 PM on Zoom. Please check your emails for "How to Participate" or contact our office for the link.

  • Oct 2 2020 - 6:30pm

    Socially Distant Sukkah Gathering at Temple Israel with music, learning, and conversations.

    PS: No plans for a meal together....

  • Oct 3 2020 - 10:00am

    We plan to broadcast on Zoom from the Sukkah. A few of us can attend in person.
    We'll read the book of Kohelet, Solomon's philosophical song of his old age, together after a song-filled morning worship.

  • Oct 5 2020 - 4:00pm

    Stop by the sukkah between 4 and 6PM to use the lulav and etrog and observe the mitzvah of dwelling in that fragile house.

  • Oct 6 2020 - 8:30am

    Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM, Rabbi Andrea will lead this combination chanting/meditation/traditional morning service online via Zoom.