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Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Jewish By Choice: All Community Night of Study and Celebration on the first night of Shavuot

Saturday, June 8, 2019 5 Sivan 5779

7:00 PM - 4:00 AM Next DayNevei Kodesh, 1925 Glenwood Drive

It is a tradition on Shavuot to gather and study throughout the first night, as a way of receiving the Torah anew.  In Boulder, we are blessed to gather with the entire Jewish community, our study facilitated by Haver, Boulder's Rabbinic Council.

This year's theme is "Jewish By Choice."  We will hear from those who have been through a formal process of conversion, as well as from Boulder's rabbis and Jewish teachers, reflecting on the nature of covenant and exploring what it means both to choose and to be “chosen."

Sponsored by Haver - Boulder's Rabbinic Council - and Congregation Nevei Kodesh

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7:00-8:45 pm Seudah Shlishit - 3rd meal of Shabbat: Light vegetarian dinner, featuring a panel of Jews by Choice, facilitated by Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith

8:45-9:15 Spiritual Practice

9:18 Candle-lighting: Shavuot begins

9:30-10:30 Members of Haver, Boulder's Rabbinic Council, discuss the theme of "Jewish By Choice;" moderated by Rabbi Fred Greene

10:30-11:00 Kiddush, Motzi and Cheesecake Oneg

11-11:50 Class Session One - 2 options

a) Rabbi Tirzah Firestone - Choosing to Wake Up: the Zohar on Spiritual Awakening

b) Rabbi Fred Greene - Ruth and Welcoming the Convert

12-12:30am Midnight Meditation - led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

12:45-1:40am Class Session Two - 2 options

a) Rabbi Marc Soloway - Chosen for What? Couldn't You Choose Someone Else for a Change?

b) Maggid Charna Rosenholtz - Beyond Sinai: Jews, Judaism and Jewish Identity Reimagined

1:45am-2:40am Class Session Three

a) Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny - Covenant and Choice: The Paradox of Commandedness

2:45am-4:00am  Study session with music and reflection, facilitated by Rabbi Gershuny


Tea, coffee, snacks and beverages will be availabe throughout the night.

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