Monday, May 27, 2019: Morning Minyan is at 9:00 AM for Memorial Day.

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Insiders & Outsiders

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Insiders & Outsiders

Date: Saturday, June 08, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Celebration, Education, Holiday, Study Session
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Holiday, Jewish History, Jewish Law, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Text, Jewish Values, Just for Fun, Ritual

9:00 PM Festival Ma’ariv, Dessert Reception & Keynote
10:00 PM Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Round 1
10:45 PM Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Round 2

Judaism asks us to hold two worldviews at the same time: particularism and universalism. We affirm both the uniqueness of our tradition, and the imperative to pursue social justice for all of humanity. How do we navigate this tension?

Following an introduction and keynote address by Rabbi Safra, participants can choose which of the sessions below they would like to attend.

Can Redemption Be Incremental? with Laura Wallace
Passover teaches us that the Israelites were liberated from Egypt, yet there are those in this world who are still enslaved. What is our role in furthering their redemption?

For We Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt with David Schoenbaum
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees currently estimates that there are about 70 million displaced people in the world, among them some 25 million refugees, and 3 million asylum seekers. What should we do, what can we do?

To Be A Free People in Our Land: A HaTikvah Text Study with Steve Kerbel
Examine Israel’s National Anthem, considering its language and appropriateness as an anthem for all the citizens of a modern democratic state.

Organized by: Susan Grinnan

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