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Shavuot 2018-5778

SHAVUOT 2018-5778

Each holiday is unique, and Shavuot is no exception.  Shavuot is a holiday of joy and learning, and marks the end of sefirat (counting) of the omer.  Traditions of eating dairy and being immersed in Torah study are just a couple of the ways we celebrate receiving the Torah #matantorah.   

This year, Shavuot starts Saturday night just as Shabbat ends (May 19, 2018).    Shavuot @ Beth Sholom promises to be inspiring and spiritual, fun, filled with community, learning, prayer and, of course, food! 

Our Shavuot program kicks off with youth-focused learning programs (8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.) -- both with ice cream!  

We're thrilled to have our 2nd Annual Shavuot (dairy) dinner at 9:05 PM (reservations required; click HERE or Annual Giving Plan members should click HERE).

Our learning will begin right after dinner at 10:00 PM and the keynote communal learning presentation will be at 12:00 AM featuring a panel discussion between Rabbi Nissan Antine, Rabbi Adam Raskin, and Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter.

Multiple learning opportunities with classes taught by community members, delicious snack stations, and coffee on the hour ALL NIGHT until Shacharit at 5:00 a.m.

In order to support all of the amazing and inspiring programs (and delicious snacks) that are listed below, please contribute as a sponsor. You can sponsor learning, or snacks, or contribute towards the all night coffee.   For the sponsorship opportunities, please click here -- Annual Giving Plan members should click here.  If you want to sponsor in honor or in memory of something or someone, please email Jessica.

Shavuot BBQ -

The Shavuot BBQ @ Beth Sholom is legendary, and we're thrilled to be able to have this as one of our most popular community events of the year.   The BBQ relies on the team of BBQ volunteers and our sponsors.  To sponsor the BBQ, please click here, or Annual Giving Plan members should click here

The BBQ is a community event, and everyone is welcome to attend.  This year, we're asking people to help us with the planning by registering in advance. Registration is not mandatory.

FULL SCHEDULE: 

SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 19

7:00pm   Daf Yomi

7:50pm   Mincha (Bobrow Chapel)

8:15pm   Youth Tikkun Begins + Ice Cream for Kids

8:20pm   Maariv (Bobrow Chapel)

9:05pm   Candle Lighting

9:05pm    Communal Tex-Mex Shavuot Dinner: reservations required by Mon., May 14

Shavuot Dinner - Adult (Ages 12 and up) $15.00  Child (Ages 4 - 11) $10.00

10:00pm Middle School Learning and Family Learning

10:30-11:45pm Learning Block 1

Mini Chidon HaTanach: Join Katie Colburn for a special 60-minute version of the Chidon HaTanach (Bible knowledge competition), the ultimate Jewish trivia game Play on teams and bring your A-Game. Perks include: prizes and Torah knowledge.

Better Angels: How Torah can Teach the Political Left and Right to Talk to Each Other

With Rabbanit Fruchter, Reena Bernards and Tom Smerling

12:00-1:00 AM Tikkun Kickoff

Who is the Hero of the Book of Ruth?

with Rabbi Nissan Antine, Rabbi Adam Raskin, Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter

Moderated by Russ Roberts

FOLLOWED BY SNACK BREAK 1: CHEESECAKE & COOKIES

1:10-2:00 AM Learning Block 2

Alienation, Servitude and Affliction: The recurring biblical covenant with Rabbi Mitch Malkus

The Zohar's Midrashic Connection between the Counting of the Omer and the

Revelation at Mount Sinai with Meyer Katzper

Was the Torah that was given on Mount Sinai the same one that Ruth Accepted? with Hannah Levy

FOLLOWED BY SNACK BREAK 2:  BANANA SPLIT BAR

2:10-3:00 AM Learning Block 3

Class (Title TBD) with Samantha Vinikor-Meinrath from the Jewish Federation

The Nature of Revelation in Jewish Theology with Aryeh Roberts

FOLLOWED BY SNACK BREAK 3: MAC & CHEESE AND SESAME NOODLES

3:10-4:00 AM Learning Block 4

Jewish Semiotic Mysteries in Iberia with Martin Weiss

Torah Reading 101 with Zahava Hurwitz (open to men and women--no experience required)

Stranger Among Strangers: What Can We Learn From an Enemy Princess Lili Di-Nola Baron

FOLLOWED BY SNACK BREAK 4: CHIPS, SALSA & CEREAL BAR

4:10-5:00 AM Learning Block 5

Land of Milk Honey and Bikkurim: Shavuot in Israel  Rena Ableman

Expanding Torah Interpretation:  How R' Mordechai Breuer z"l and Prof. Jerome Gellman Say Yes to Both a Divine Torah Transmitted to Moshe and to Conclusions of Modern Academic Bible Critics with Ira Kaminow

SUNDAY, MAY 20 (FIRST DAY SHAVUOT)

5:00am and 9:00am Shacharit

Sunrise: 5:51 AM

7:15pm  Daf Yomi

8:05      Mincha/Maariv

Candle Lighting after 9:05

MONDAY, MAY 21 (SECOND DAY SHAVUOT)

7:15a | Daf Yomi

Shacharit ............................................ 7:30; 8:15 & 9:00 AM

For those who will be helping with the barbecue and those who want to join them, we'll be having a particularly quick and early minyan starting at 7:30.

~10:30a Yizkor  Rabbanit Fruchter Drasha

Reading of Megillat Ruth:

Elliot Shaller before Torah reading in Hashkama

Shoshana Udler, Dalia Greenblum, Sarah Antine, & Samantha Eidelman at the end of davening in Epstein.

Following davening, please join our entire community for a festive and scrumptious BBQ. Sponsorships encouraged!

6:30p Striving for Perfection

The whole community is invited to share in inspirational Torah on the refinement of character (tikkun middot) from Rabbi Antine, Rabbanit Fruchter, Aryeh Wielgus, Ellie Riesel, and Rena Ableman. 10 minutes each.

8:05p | Mincha

9:06p | Havdalah and Yom Tov ends

 

May 19th, 2018 9:05 PM   through   May 21st, 2018 12:00 AM
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