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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

  • May 25 2019 - 10:00am

    Please join in our simcha as David Klempner is called to the Torah on the occasion of his bar mitzvah during Shabbat Morning Services. Followed by kiddush.

  • Jun 6 2019 - 7:00pm
    Preparing for Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold
    Thursday, June 6, 7-9 PM
    Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St, Greenfield
    $10-18 Suggested Donation
    In counting the days
  • Jun 7 2019 - 4:00pm
    Shavuot Retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold
    Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
    Wendell, MA
    $260 per person (includes meals).
  • Jun 8 2019 - 8:00pm

    enLighten the Night by learning Torah and teachings together on the evening of Shavuot. We will re-enact Receiving the Torah by studying layers of text together. We'll obesrve the traditions of reading the book of Ruth and enjoying dairy based snacks.

  • Jun 10 2019 - 10:00am

    This final day of Shavuot, we'll meet for the holiday service, which includes Yizkor, the service of recalling are deceased beloveds. Please help us make the minyan for this important service.

    Followed by seasonal foods for kiddush (i.e. dairy themed foods).