ONE JEWISH EVANSTON: SHAVUOT
Saturday, June 11 > Register Now.
Shavuot, is a Hebrew word meaning "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. To celebrate the holiday, we join forces with six other Jewish communities in Evanston for a night of worship and learning.
The evening will feature, in addition to Shavuot evening services, a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (a series of learning sessions) focusing on a phrase that appears repeatedly in the Torah: “Ki gerim hayyitem b'eretz Mitzrayim": For you were strangers/sojourners/ refugees/converts? in the land of Egypt.”
We will explore various aspects and interpretations of this phrase, particularly as they relate to the experience at Sinai, with some of the best teachers selected by each of the participating communities. Feel free to participate in all or part of the program.
Advance registration is required if you want to attend the dinner after services.
Dinner is $18 adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
For more information, contact Dan Cedarbaum at 847-492-5200.
Seder ha-Lailah - Order of the Evening
(subject to change)
7:00-7:55 p.m. Commandedness' in the thought of two great modern liberal rabbis: Eugene Borowitz, z"l and Arnold Jacob Wolf, z"l
A discussion led by Rabbi Andrea London in the Weiner Room
Poetry discussion led by Dr. Eric Selinger in the Perlman Room
8:00-8:20 p.m. Reception in the Crown Room
8:20-9:15 p.m. Liberal Ma'ariv service led by Rabbi Andrea London and
Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman in the Sanctuary
8:55 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Traditional Egalitarian Ma'ariv Service in Room 208
9:20-10:00 p.m. Kiddush and dinner in the Crown Room
10:05-11:15 p.m. Plenary panel discussion: Ki gerim heyyitem b'eretz Mitzrayim: For you were strangers/sojourners/refugees/nonconformists/converts? in the land of Egypt." Panelists: Rabbi Michael Balinsky, Rabbi Brandon Bernstein, and Ms. Kate Kinser
Moderator: Mr. Daniel Cederbaum
11:20 p.m.-12:20 a.m. Breakout sessions: Biblical text study led by Mr. Larry Hamilton in the Perlman Room and Midrashic text study led by Rabbi Allan Kensky in the Weiner Room.