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Tuesday Night: Celebrating Shavuot

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:00am -- Rabbi

On Pesach, we remember the story of the Israelites going from slaves to free people, but we go further than that:  we try to re-experience the transformation from oppression to freedom in our own lives.  On Shavuot, we remember the story of the Israelites receiving the Torah on Mt. Sinai, but we go further than that:  we try to re-experience the giving of Torah and to see how we can bring more Torah into our lives this year.  On Tuesday night, as Shavuot begins, we have an extraordinary opportunity to bring Torah into our lives through a special Tikkun Leyl Shavuot program that we are hosting in cooperation with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Congregation Or Hadash, Mishkan Shalom, P'nai Or, and the Tikkun Olam Chavurah.  The program's theme is "Revelation Through the Arts," and it gives us chances to experience Torah through song, poetry, drama, prayer, text study, movement, and art, with a wonderful array of teachers to guide us throughout the night, from 6:30 PM to 6:00 AM.  Please check out the rich program here, and join us for some or all of the evening.  May we all be enriched by our learning together.