Worship at CMI engages families and individuals who seek spiritual exploration, support, comfort, and inspiration through praying together in a warm, welcoming Jewish community. We come together to share the joy of Shabbat and Festivals, to celebrate life’s wondrous events, to support each other at times of loss, and to make space in our lives for experiencing the sacred in moments of awe.
Worship at CMI is multigenerational and encourages active participation by all, including interfaith and non-traditional families. We value inclusiveness and treasure the diverse people, experiences, and talents within our CMI family, as we explore our shared yet varied Jewish foundation with music, Torah, learning, prayer, and rituals.
Reform worship at CMI balances the innovative and the traditional, and the use of Hebrew and English. Our congregation’s deep commitment to social justice and social action is intertwined with and expressed in our worship, which inspires us to be closer to God and to engage in making the world whole through acts of kindness, love, and good deeds.
Shabbat evening services occur at different times during each month to accommodate the varied needs of our congregants. Most Fridays, services begin at 6:00 p.m. and are preceded by an oneg at 5:30 p.m.
When there is a Tot Shabbat, our regular Evening Service begins at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by an oneg. We also have monthly Family Services.
Shabbat Morning & B’nai Mitzvah
Shabbat morning services, including B’nai Mitzvah, are held at 10:30 a.m.
During the summer months, Shabbat evening and morning services are led by members of the congregation.
During the School year, one Friday night is a Family Service at 7:00 p.m. These tend to highlight one or more of our religious school classes with the honored class participating in the service. Those whose birthdays fall during that month are given an aliyah and celebration at the Oneg Shabbat following services.
Tot Shabbats are celebrations of Shabbat and the major Jewish holidays geared towards families with young children. Each celebration begins with a short Shabbat service, continues with storytelling and singing, and is followed by a short reception.
We invite you to join us at any of these Services.