Shabbat at the IJC is a warm and meaningful experience. Our Friday night services, generally held twice a month, are followed by a bring-and-share “potluck” dinner. This is a wonderful way to get to know other members of our community, and simply wind down after a long work week.
Saturday morning services are often preceded by a Torah breakfast, where participants can choose—with our rabbi or with members of our Religious Affairs Committee—to delve into an aspect of the weekly Torah portion, analyse collectively, and discuss its relevance to everyday life, while sipping coffee and munching on croissants.
Our siddur is in Hebrew and English, and a transliteration booklet is available for those who need it. The emphasis is always on community participation. We use melodies from around the world, combining Ashkenazi and Sephardi, American, European, Israeli and North African, joyfully confirming that we are truly, an International Jewish Center.