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Shavuot 5780

What exactly is Shavuot and why do we celebrate it?

Biblically, this holiday marks the beginning of the wheat harvest in Israel. Later, in rabbinic times, it became known as the anniversary of Revelation of Sinai. The pairing of the two is fitting: Wheat is the primary ingredient for bread, which is a life-sustaining food for our bodies. The study of Torah and all the literature that it has spawned is nourishment for our minds and souls. We need both in order to live healthy, balanced lives. Join us as we celebrate the Torah – – God’s love-letter to the Jewish people.

Thursday, May 28
7:30pm-3am: Tikkun Leil Shavuot (See service schedule below)
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Friday, May 29
10am: Shavuot Services

Saturday, May 30
10am: Shavuot Service with Yizkor and readings from the Book of Ruth

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Erev Shavuot Service
7:30  – 8:30pm
Rabbi David Young, Cantorial Soloist Jenna Sagan, Cantor Natalie Young and Special Guests

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Schedule 


8:30pm – The Lord is My Shepherd… A Close Reading of Psalm 23 in a Time of Covid. – Rabbi Elie Spitz and Amy Robinson Katz


9pm – Suffering, Sorrow, Solace, Simcha – Words of our Tradition – Rabbi Heidi Cohen

9:30pm – Chassidic Wisdom As Taught by Martin Buber – Rabbi Gersh Zylberman

10pm – The Personal Redemptive Power of Mitzvot – Rabbi Nico Solocovsky and Rabbi Steve Einstein

10:30pm – The Torah of Sheltering in Place – Rabbi Jill Zimmerman

11pm – Embracing What Is: Jewish Mystical Perspectives on Awakening to God in Every Place – Rabbi K’vod Wieder

11:30pm – When Torah Challenges Us: Finding Healing in Difficult Texts – Rabbi Sarah DePaolo

12am – How Has the Evolution of ‘Community’ Changed the Way We Look at Judaism? – Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn

12:30am – Early Models of Collaboration Found in Classical Jewish Sources – Rabbi Marcia Tilchin

1am – Moses and Akiva and the Changing and Unchanging Nature of Torah – Rabbi Nancy Rita Myers

1:30am – Jewish Responses to Plagues Through The Years – Rabbi Joel Berman

2am – When You Can’t Have It All: How a Jew Prioritizes – Rabbi Stuart Light

2:30am – Sheltering at Home: Exploring the Wisdom and Tension from the Rabbis – Rabbi Peter Levi