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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 5782

June 4, 2022, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot 5782
A Night of Community, Celebration, and Learning
Saturday, June 4, from 6:00 to 11:00pm

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Our celebration is divided into two parts; family-focused events are followed by a series of traditional Tikkun services and learning opportunities.
All are welcome to join us for part or the entire evening.

Intergenerational Service and Events

6:00pm: Mincha Afternoon Service
The regular Shabbat mincha service, which includes Torah reading.

6:30–7:15pm: Community Dinner/Seudah Shlishit
A veritable feast of dairy delights, as is the custom on Shavuot. The food will be Italian themed and dairy dinner means the best desserts! (to be served after the learning) Seating options inside and outside.
Pricing: $8 per child (up to 13); $10 per adult; max $40 per family.

7:15–8:30pm: Age-Appropriate Learning Activities
The Tikkun Leyl Shavuot is a night of learning in honor of the anniversary of receiving the Torah at Sinai. To celebrate, we will have learning activities for kids grades 2-7 and a learning session led by our clergy for their parents and other adults who want to attend – adult learning on the sukkah patio outside. The clergy’s theme will be “Judaism for the Summer” and will address everything from swimming to crafts (we may even do some of those crafts together!).

8:30–9:00pm: Shavuot Dessert
Like we said: dairy dinner = great desserts. Think ice cream bar and cheesecake!

Traditional Tikkun Services & Learning Opportunities

9:00–9:30pm: Ma’ariv
Congregational Ma’ariv evening service, in the sanctuary and virtual.

9:30–11:00pm: Adult Tikkun Sessions Continue
Three more learning sessions of 25-30 minutes each led by a talented array of ordained or invested WJC members. Join us outside on the patio.

  • 9:30-10:00pm: Rabbi Jen Tobenstein, Both Sides Now: The Torah of Empathy
  • 10:00-10:30pm: Hazzan Ellen Arad, Not the Tune I Know: The Power of the Tunes We Pray
  • 10:30pm: Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Religious Authority and Mysticism: For some, the source of religious authority is a God whose words and Will are known. For others, religious authority is perhaps unknowable, or even irrelevant. Explore selections from an essay by Gershom Scholem, the founder of the modern study of Jewish Mysticism, whose vision of authority and tradition illustrates the tension between individual yearning and communal tradition.

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