Shabbat Services are held every Friday night at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning at 10:30 am.
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Remember Shabbat and keep it Holy (Exodus 20:8)
Shabbat is a day of prayer, learning, and community at IHC, with programs to fit all interests.
Especially for Families:
Friday evening worship services are led by clergy, accompanied by guitar, piano, organ or other musical instruments. We use the Mishkan T'filah prayer book and the service usually includes a d'var Torah or sermon.
Oneg Shabbat follows immediately after services (except for the 2nd Shabbat of each month). Each service has its own feeling and intention.
* First Friday: Two services are offered simultaneously:
Classical Reform Service (in the Chapel): Cantor Janice help us return to our historical roots as they lead a Classical Reform service using the Union Prayer Book and traditional melodies. This service is mostly in English.
Traditional Erev Shabbat service and an Oneg Shabbat follows the service.
* Second Friday:
Oneg Shabbat precedes the service at 5:30 pm, followed by a traditional Erev Shabbat service
* Third Friday: Two services are offered simultaneously
Nefesh Shabbat and Z'man Kodesh (in the Sanctuary): Rabbi Brett and Tami Krichiver lead a spiritual service for the soul that includes joyous and celebratory music. This service is warm and welcoming for families of all ages. Midway through the service, Rabbi Brett invites children age 3 and older to join teachers and parent volunteers for their own Shabbat experience which includes Shabbat music, games, coloring and stories. At the conclusion of Kaddish, the children return to the Sanctuary for the motzi and the closing song.
* Fourth Friday: Tot Shabbat begins at 5:30 pm with Tot Shabbat for young children through age 6 and their families followed by a child-appropriate Oneg Shabbat.
* Erev Shabbat service begins at 6:15 pm followed by an Oneg Shabbat
Shabbat Morning Services (Saturdays at 10:30 am)
Shabbat morning worship use the Mishkan T'filah prayer book and features a Torah service, and often the celebration of a bar/t mitzvah. Everyone is always welcome to attend.
Tanakh Study (every Saturday morning at 9:00 am)
Join us as we study the books of the Bible after Torah. No preparation necessary. Books are provided. For more information contact Rabbi Brett Krichiver.
Tot Shabbat (usually the fourth Friday of the month during the school year)
Tot Shabbat is a lively, joyous Shabbat experience for children, infants to 6 year olds, and their families. Meet and socialize with other families with young children and welcome Shabbat as a community with our clergy. Fill your children's tummies with our kid-friendly Oneg Shabbat. Relax and chat with adults while your kids play with other children. Tot Shabbat begins at 5:30 pm.
Remembrance Service (every Friday at 5:30 pm)
If you are commemorating a Yartzeit or simply want to remember someone you have lost, join us at our weekly Service of Remembrance at 5:30 pm. Bring a picture or a story, and share memories, recite prayers and light a candle. For more information, contact the Clergy Office or call 317-255-6647 ext. 210.