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Reform Movement Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Thursday, May 28, 2020 5 Sivan 5780

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Shavuot offers us the opportunity to celebrate the Torah and its teachings.

Come together with the Reform Movement on Thursday, May 28, for Tikkun Leil Shavuot ­­– an evening of learning, music, prayer, and poetry. Together, we will delve into the beauty, complexity, and joy of Torah.

Join us for one, two, three, or all four hours:

7:00-8:00pm CT– Shavuot Conversation – Hosted by HUC-JIR 

Join HUC-JIR professors for a Shavuot conversation on individual responsibility and obligation in modern Jewish thought featuring Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D. (Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Jewish Religious Thought, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought) and Rabbi Joseph Skloot, Ph.D. (Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History).

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8:00-9:00pm CT – Preparing to Ascend: Poetry on the Themes of Shavuot – Hosted by the CCAR

Join CCAR Chief Executive, Rabbi Hara Person, and acclaimed poets, Jessica Greenbaum and Judy Katz, as they take a poetic journey up the mountain, reading and discussing poems that share themes with Shavuot. 

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9:00-10:00pm CT – Ahavat Olam: Love, Torah, and Great Music – Hosted by the ACC

All you need is love! Ahavat Olam, sung in the evening service, praises God for having shared the Torah with us - a gift which can be seen as God's greatest expression of love.  Together with Cantor David Berger of KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation in Chicago, IL (Scholar in Residence for the American Conference of Cantors), we'll dig into some classical rabbinic sources, contemporary reflections, and sample pieces of the amazing music that bring this love song to life. 

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10:00-11:00pm CT – A Discussion on Personal Jewish Stories – Hosted by the URJ 

Hearing the stories of others allows us to imagine how our own lives can and might change - so join Rabbi Leora Kaye (URJ Director of Program) and Rabbi Esther Lederman (URJ Director of Congregational Innovation) for a conversation on personal Jewish stories. We'll hear from others in the Reform Movement about their Jewish journeys, challenges, and adventures, ultimately reminding us that Judaism is as much about where you have been as it is about where you can still go. 

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