Kabbalat Shabbat Services – 6:15 p.m.
Welcome the Sabbath arm-in-arm in our beautifully refurbished Silverman Sanctuary. Services are followed by a festive oneg Shabbat offering everyone an opportunity to socialize. We have a variety of Kabbalat Shabbat programs each month which include:
Simcha Shabbat services are held on the first Friday of each month. A special shmooze time begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes a healthy snack. At this child-friendly abbreviated service, beginning at 6:30 p.m., children celebrating a birthday that month are acknowledged and receive a special blessing. We also enjoy hearing about any other happy news; engagements, new home or job, graduation, etc. At the oneg Shabbat following the service, a special treat is always on hand to enjoy. Every month has a special theme to help get you in the spirit. Get all the details in our Coming Events announcements.
Shir Chadash Shabbat
Shir Chadash, featuring Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s new Shir Chadash Band, is the newest addition to our Shabbat programming. Those who have already joined us know first-hand how much this musical ensemble has added to our Kabbalat Shabbat service. Shir Chadash will accompany Kabbalat Shabbat services on the third (usually) Friday of each month.
Pray at the Park
On select dates during the summer months, family and friends gather for special outdoor services held at Tifereth Israel. Guests will gather on the grassy area back by our schools to enjoy the summer breezes and the beautiful backdrop of nature. Following the service, the children will enjoy our Shekhter Family Gan Yeladim (Children’s Park) playground. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dairy picnic Shabbat dinner, enough for you and maybe some to share, blankets and lawn chairs so we can spread out and enjoy the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. Look for specifics in our Coming Events announcements or by checking out our online calendar.
Services – 9:15 a.m.
Combining prayer with study, Rabbi Rosenthal leads Torah Services that enhance the traditional with a personal experience. Congregants share the bimah and lead services side-by-side with our rabbi. As an egalitarian congregation, women take a full and active role. Babysitting is provided beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Tot Shabbat and Junior Congregation
Beginning each fall, the second Saturday of the month will feature two programs just for the kids. Tot Shabbat will include stories and activities for preschool age children. Becky Henning leads Junior Congregation for grades K-6. The service will incorporate the Torah Service, explanation of the weekly parasha, and more.
Parents are welcome to join their children at either service or attend the Shabbat service in the sanctuary. Both services begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, click here…
Please note: there is no babysitting during Tot Shabbat.
Midrash Shabbat is a “Light Lunch and Learn” program that takes place immediately after shacharit morning services one Shabbat each month. Click here to learn more about this adult education program and click here to see the current schedule of topics.
Midrash Shabbat is funded in part by the Ritual Committee, the Aaron S. Gold Institute of Jewish Studies, and patrons like you. If you would like to sponsor a future Midrash Shabbat, please contact the office by calling 619 697-6001 or email at email@example.com.
Call for Participation: Torah, Haftarah and Megillot Reading
Tifereth Israel Synagogue always encourages Torah and Haftarah readers at all levels, young and old, expert and novice. We offer tutoring for Torah, Haftarah, Yamim Noraim (High Holy Days) and Megillot. If you have the desire to learn to lein, you might just bring out your inner Ba’al Koreh. Even occasional Torah reading is not only a great mitzvah, but gives you a great sense of accomplishment as a much-needed participant in our services.
If you’re itching to read your old Bar or Bat Mitzvah part, please contact our office at 619 697-6001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted with the date and whatever materials you need to refresh your skills.
Sponsoring Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush
If you are celebrating a simcha — a wedding, a new baby, a birthday, an anniversary, or some other joyous event — consider sponsoring a Shabbat Morning Kiddush. Sisterhood can help you with the details. Contact the office for more information by email or by calling 619 697-6001.