Shavuot at Mount Zion
Shavuot is the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and occurs seven weeks after Passover. At Mount Zion, we celebrate Shavuot by honoring our confirmands (10th graders) at a service on Erev Shavuot. Following the confirmation service, we have a Tikkun Leil Shavuot service, which has a different Torah Study theme each year. On Shavuot morning, we have a Festival Service that includes Yizkor prayers which are said four times a year – at each season – in memory of loved ones. For more information, go to reformjudaism.org or myjewishlearning.com.
- Jayce Koester and Jordyn Whitman: Reading & Writing the Psalms
- Abby Kirshbaum: Body & Soul Workout–a solo and communal self-reflective dance party
- Rabbi Jeffrey & Dr Deborah Schein: “This is exactly how it happened when they received the Torah”
- Dr. Noam Sienna: History of the Tikkun Leil-Shavuot
- Demetrios Vital: Jews & the History of Race Science
- Daniel Baxter: Does mistreating the stranger make structures fall down? Leviticus 19:34-19:36 (taught by a structural engineer)
- Rabbi Sim Glaser: What Really Happened at Sinai? (A Kabbalistic Perspective)
- Dae Selcer: Ruth, Rated R
- Eli Kramer: Storytelling as Healing: Processing Pain to Heal Self (and Maybe Others)
- Sara Lynn Newberger: What Can Happen When we Teach Torah?: A Text Study
- Margaret Kienitz: Torah Cheese Pairing
- Dr Deborah Schein: Chi Qong
May 28, 2020 / 6 Sivan 5780 – 7:30 pm until dawn
On Shavuot, we not only celebrate the giving of Torah at Sinai, but we also participate in ongoing revelation through learning, prayer, and community. Our tradition invites us to stay awake all night, but please consider your own health in making choices.
This year, participating is easier than ever. From 7:30 pm to dawn, simply click-in to the offerings that speak to you. Participating congregations include Adath Jeshurun, Bet Shalom, Beth El, Beth Jacob, Mayim Rabim, Mount Zion, Shir Tikvah, and Temple Israel.
Zoom links for all study sessions and events will be emailed to the congregation on May 26. Except for the Mount Zion service, they will not be listed on the website. If you have questions, email the office. On Shavuot evening itself, if you need a link, email Rabbi Spilker.
9:00 Niggun Leil Shavuot and Opening Ritual and Study: Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg and Rabbi Debra Rappaport
9:45 Workshops Aleph – Five options
10:30 Workshops Bet – Five options
11:15 Integration (Transitional moments) – Three options
11:30 Revelation with our Rabbanim – Moderated by Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker with
Rabbi Michael Latz (Shir Tikvah), Rabbi Lynn Liberman (Community Chaplain, JFS), Rabbi David Locketz (Bet Shalom), Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm (Beth Jacob), Rabbi Avi Olitzky (Beth El), Rabbi Sharon Stiefel (Mayim Rabim), Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman (Temple Israel)
Rabbis of our community share their teachings of “standing at Sinai”. What does revelation look like today?
How do we know what God requires of us? What does God ask of us at this moment?
12:15 Standing at Sinai: A Ritual for Shavuot – Rabbi Esther Adler
12:30 So many options!
Reform Movement Tikkun: (earlier in evening)
Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative Movement): Schedule & YouTube Live
Reconstructionist Movement: Register or watch on Facebook
4:30 Hashkama Minyan (Sunrise Shacharit)