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Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Our Mothers' Torah: Women's Wisdom for Our Times at Har Hashem

Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 5 Sivan 5778

7:30 PM - 5:00 AM Next DayHar Hashem

The program, at Congregation Har HaShem, begins at 7:30 p.m. with a light meal, songs, and teachings as we prepare to conclude Shabbat. We’ll continue into the night with study sessions; a rabbinic panel discussion on Women’s Wisdom for our Times: Voices of Change, Voices of Eternity; prayer and meditation options; interactive learning experiences and community conversations; and kosher holiday refreshments. Free to attend & all are welcome!

Our theme this year is Torat Imecha תורת אמך – Our Mothers' Torah: Women's Wisdom for Our Times. Women's Torah and the wisdom of the feminine have never been more important than today. With our world in disarray and our environment in peril, Shechinah (the feminine Divine Presence) calls to us loudly to re-read Torah for our time and derive new revelations that will elevate, heal, and guide us.

Proposed schedule, beginning Saturday:

7:30 p.m. Gather for Seudah Shlishit, a light Shabbat meal with teaching and singing.

9 p.m. Join a community candle lighting, kavanah (intention setting) and mini-Havdalah

(end of Shabbat service) followed by ma'ariv (evening prayer service).

9:30 p.m. Listen to a  rabbis’ panel discussion on Women’s Wisdom for our Times:

Voices of Change, Voices of Eternity.

10:30 p.m. Make Kiddush, the ceremonial blessing over wine, to usher in the holy day, and then enjoy refreshments in community.

11 p.m. Learn during Teaching Session 1. (Choose from various options led by Haver’s spiritual leaders.)

 Sunday morning:

12 a.m. Experience the Chatzot meditation, an experiential midnight activity led by Kohanot (Hebrew priestesses).

12:30 a.m. Learn during Teaching Session 2 , which includes a program option on women’s sense of inclusion, exclusion, and reclamation in relation to Torah and Judaism.

1:15 a.m. Learn during Teaching Session 3 

2:15 a.m. Bring something to study for an optional learning session hosted by Rabbi Gershuny and Morah Yehudis.

4:15 a.m. Stay for the Shacharit, individual morning prayers (outside or inside).

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