Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Thursday, May 25
Schedule of Events
7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. | Foyer (IN-PERSON ONLY)
Free Jewish Book Fair (sponsored by the Lewis David Katzman Fund).
7.30 p.m. | Fanny Green Hall | Stream Aleph (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Lawrence Englander: The Truth About Ruth
The book of Ruth is read on Shavuot and contains the story of the first ‘conversion’ to Judaism. But what do we learn about Ruth as a person? Is Ruth praised in Rabbinic literature only because she became Jewish? Together we’ll study Midrash Rabba to the Book of Ruth.
7.30 p.m. | Boardroom | Stream Bet (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Debra Landsberg: Miriam (et al) at the Mountain
It has been decades since the start of feminist re-envisioning of Sinai. What are feminist-inflected Jews thinking of today?
8.15 p.m. | Foyer (IN-PERSON ONLY)
Shavuot song session with Rabbis Englander, Shaner, Weiss, and Cantors Osborne and Lebovitz.
8.30 p.m. | Fanny Green Hall | Stream Aleph (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Jordan Shaner: Choosing to be ‘Chosen’
A panel discussion with members who converted to Judaism about the experience of embracing a Jewish life.
8.30 p.m. | Boardroom | Stream Bet (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Michael Dolgin and Cantor Meara Lebovitz: When Disaster Strikes
How can Torah ground us and help us heal in moments of disaster? This lecture is a siyyum for those who have studied The Torah of Resilience with Project Zug this spring. (Spring Session of Project Zug sponsored by David Caryll in loving memory of Jessie Caryll)
9.15 p.m. | Foyer (IN-PERSON ONLY)
Cheesecake and L’chaim.
9.30 p.m. | Fanny Green Hall | Stream Aleph (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Cory Weiss: Bible on Broadway
How can theatre and music help to bring the Torah’s drama to life?
9.30 p.m. | Boardroom | Stream Bet (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
Rabbi Jordan Shaner: Israel — The Land of ‘Od’
Is the project of a Jewish civilization in the land of Israel complete? A look at the meaning of Israel with poetry, music, and art.
10.15 p.m. | Foyer (IN-PERSON ONLY)
Siyyum: Wrap up and songs.
10.30 p.m. – 12.00 a.m. | Boardroom (IN-PERSON ONLY)
Rabbi Jordan Shaner: Open Beit Midrash
Study passages from Torah, Prophets, and Writings to ‘complete’ our learning for Shavuot!
10.30 p.m. | Foyer | (IN-PERSON ONLY)
“Campfire” Shavuot sing-along and celebration.