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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road Rockville, MD

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

7:00 p.m. Yom Tov Dinner (Early bird registrations are due by May 11.)
7:45 p.m. Confirmation Class Presentations & Dessert Reception
8:45 p.m. Yom Tov Service
9:15–10:45 p.m. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Study Sessions

9:15-9:55 p.m. Round 1
Steve Hausman Could You Live as Long as Moses?
How can you achieve a maximum healthy lifespan? Come here some recommendations on diets, nutrition, supplements and lifestyle. Steve will also summarize the latest developments in aging research and how these might affect our lives.

Alan Siegel The Yom Kippur War: What Turned the Tide?
The military situation was so desperate four days into the war that Israel considered the nuclear option as a last resort. How did Israel’s destiny change so rapidly?

Adrienne Rulnick No religious Divide: Three Holidays That Unite Israelis—Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut
When Pesach ends, there are three more significant observances before Shavuot. Yom HaShoah v’HaGevurah, followed by Yom HaZikaron, and then Yom HaAtzmaut are all contained within eight days. How are these three days connected, and how does Israel use this as an opportunity to honor the fallen and then celebrate their victories.

9:55-10:05 p.m. Cheesecake Break

10:05-10:45 p.m. Round 2
Cantor Ilana Wolpert Reading Ruth
The story of Ruth and Naomi, read on Shavuot because of its connection to the barley harvest associated with that season of the year, and because of Ruth’s acceptance of the Jewish tradition in becoming a Jew by choice, is full of beauty, goodness, and psychological complexity. Join Cantor Ilana Wolpert for a look at different ways of interpreting the story.

Rabbi Michael Safra Standing at Sinai
The rabbinic tradition is rich with midrashim related to the Jewish people’s standing at the foot of Mount Sinai, and receiving the Torah. This is not an event, but a process that began with Moses and continues day.

Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz Judaism’s Afterlives
Our tradition does not articulate a single understanding of the afterlife. Different views have emerged over time. What does Judaism say about reincarnation, and resurrection of the dead?

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


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B’nai Israel is proud to be accessible to all.

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.