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.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Engaging Study on the night of Shavuot)
9:15 Shavuot Oneg – Cheesecake and Refreshments (dairy free and gluten free options)
Experience deep learning that touches the soul. We will have paired learning on a text (chevruta) followed by a lesson (shiur). The texts come from Hadar Institute’s Project Zug program. Zoom or in person.
9:45 (approximately) Arguments for the Sake of Heaven – How to argue Jewishly – texts from Pardes Yeshiva; taught by Rabbi Spilker
10:15 (approximately) To Share or Not to Share: The Torah of Social Media – texts from Yitzhak Bronstein; taught by Abby Gore
10:45 (approximately) Tzedakah: The Jewish Approach to Giving – texts from R. Elie Kaunfer; taught by Rabbi Adler
11:15 (approximately) The Torah of Music – texts from Joey Weisenberg; taught by Cantor Strauss-Klein and Cantor Spilker
11:45 (this may be closer to midnight) Standing at Sinai – A brief ritual on the ark steps in the Sanctuary (also livestreaming)