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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, 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

  • Nov 16 2018 - 6:00pm

    A traditional erev Shabbos (Friday evening) service and dinner at Temple Israel of Greenfield. The evening begins with a short service, about 45 minutes, followed by dinner.

  • Dec 7 2018 - 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.

  • Dec 9 2018 - 4:00pm

    Our fabulous community wide celebration of the power of light over darkness. At Hawks & Reed on Main Street, Greenfield. Candle making and lighting, music and dancing with the Wholesale Klezmer Band. Bring your menorahs for the candlelighting at 5:30 PM! $10 Adults / $5 Children.

  • Dec 15 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. Free childcare provided!

  • Dec 22 2018 - 10:00am

    Shabbat Morning is a time to focus, calm and support ourselves for the work we do in the world. Services with inspiration from the torah reading will be followed by fellowship and kiddush.