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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time: 6:45 pm - 10:45 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road Rockville, MD

More Details

  • Type: Dinner, Social Event, Worship Service
  • Audience: All
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Cost: Dinner: $20 (adults), $7 (children 2-12)
  • Topic: Holiday, Jewish Text, Prayer, Torah Study

6:45 p.m. Mincha
7:00 p.m. Yom Tov Dinner (Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 23.)
8:15 p.m. Festival Service
8:35 p.m. Confirmation Presentation and Dessert Reception
9:15–10:45 p.m. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Study Sessions

9:15-9:45 p.m.
Asher Gendelman – Hi Tech Innovations from Israel Asher introduces the latest in Israeli entrepreneurship and innovation.
Stephen Goldberg – Jewish Values, the Holocaust, and the Scientists of the Manhattan Project The pending risk to Jews in 1930s Europe led many of Europe’s most prominent scientists to the US. Learn how Jewish values guided Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and other scientists who won the war for the US.
Moshe Ben Lev 3 Days of Preparation: What Can the Sinai Experience Teach Us? The book of Exodus describes the Israelites’ intensive preparation to receive the Torah. How can their experience help us to grow as individuals and create a community of purpose?

9:45-10:15 p.m.
Shelley Kedar Israel Engagement in an Age of Intersectionality: Learning from Ruth For many of today’s Jewish students, Jewish identity is but one of a series of identity markers. Shelley Kedar explores the challenges of prioritizing Israel among the menu of causes and concerns on campus.
Steve Kerbel Give Us a King! What were the political and moral qualifications for monarchs in the biblical period? We will investigate and evaluate king-making in ancient Israel.

10:15-10:45 p.m.
Laura Wallace The Torah of Hesed: Study vs. Action Explore the tension between two of our most sacred obligations: to study and to act. How can Torah enhance our commitment to Justice? How does action make study more powerful?

This traditional evening of study is presented in memory of Rabbi Henry and Yetta Segal.


Organized by: Allia Noel

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Large print siddurim, assistive listening devices and page magnifiers are readily available. Our entire building and grounds are wheelchair accessible. We can provide sign language interpreters upon request and subject to availability.