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Shavuot: Night at the Shul

May 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 12:30 am



Shavuot: Night at the Shul
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 5:30 pm – midnight
Night at the Shul-where all your favorite teachers come to life! Learn in community with sessions throughout the evening led by: Stuart Dick, Jo Ellen Kaiser, Rachel Nilson, Britta Pomrantz, Francesco Spagnolo, and your friendly neighborhood clergy, Rabbi Copeland and Cantor Bernstein. We’ll study texts, sing, do yoga, and most importantly, get our blintzes on (cheesecake and other dairy and non-dairy goodness)! The evening will include both integrated and separate children’s programming, with our Beit Sefer kids showing off their homemade Torah.
Yizkor Circle
5:30-6:15 pm
Location: Chapel
Come to a sacred space dedicated to remembering our losses from this year and years past. We will sing, pray our liturgy of remembrance, share stories and hold other in community, led by Rabbi Copeland.
Children’s Activities
Location: Sanctuary
6:00 pm ……….. Dinner
6:30 pm ……….. Service
7:00 pm ……….. Homemade Torah & dioramas
7:30 pm ……….. Movie Time (in the classroom, downstairs)
Short Service
6:30 pm
Location: Sanctuary
All ages welcome!
7:00 pm Adults
Location: Sanctuary
We will be serving blintzes, cheese cake, cheese & crackers, kugel, fruits & vegetables, as well as non-dairy pastries. If you can, we encourage you to bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share!
Learning Sessions
Session 1 – 7:30-8:20 pm
Teacher: Rabbi Mychal Copeland
Topic: Interfaith Relationships in the Book of Ruth (couples of different backgrounds especially invited)
Location: Library
Teacher: Cantor Sharon Bernstein
Topic: Singing to Sinai: Songs lush with garden, Torah, and love imagery for Shavuot
Location: Chapel
Session 2 – 8:30-9:20 pm
Teacher: Stuart Dick
Topic: Yoga
Stuart teaches at Integral Yoga Institute, SF. No experience with Yoga is necessary, all are welcome! Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours.
Location: Library
Teacher: Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
Topic: Judaism and the Right to Privacy in a Facebook Age
Location: Chapel
Session 3 – 9:30-10:20 pm
Teacher: Britta Pomrantz
Topic: Ethics on the Mount: How law, choice, covenant, and aspiration connect us to the Torah
Location: Sanctuary
Session 4 – 10:30-11:20 pm
Teacher: Rachel Nilson
Topic: Obligation, Coercion and the Torah
Location: Sanctuary
Session 5 – 11:30 pm-12:20 am
Teacher: Francesco Spagnolo
Topic: Jewish Night Life
Location: Sanctuary



May 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
May 20, 2018 @ 12:30 am
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