Tikkun L’el Shavuot (late night study on the eve of Shavuot)
Minhah/Maariv Service, 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the Chapel, concluding with Havdalah
Tikkun begins in the Schwartz Social Hall
Social Time, 9:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
First Study Session, 9:30p.m.-10:45 p.m.
Rabbi Leonard Gordon and Becca Heyman will be leading the session with a teaching entitled, “Learning to Receive through our Bodies and Souls.” There will be Text study, gentle Yoga and Meditation on the themes of the giving of torah and the gifts of our bodies and souls. Yoga will focus on stretches and breathing and will be done seated. Beginners are very welcome. All texts will be studied in translation.
Break/Refreshments, 10:45p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Second Study Session (Schwartz), 11:00-11:30 p.m.
Led by Dr. Davin Wolok.
“Meeting God Within and Without: The Experience of Revelation from the Bible through Hassidism to Present-Day Spirituality”
When we speak of the revelation of the Torah our focus is normally on the words which God revealed to Moses and the Jewish people. In this study session our primary focus will be on the experiential dimension of the event of revelation, the way in which we are both transformed and fulfilled through the encounter with God. Can revelation be an event occurring not only when God confronts us from without, but when we experience a presence and voice welling up from within? Are there hints in our tradition that if we got in touch with our deepest selves we would already find within the truth of the Torah? Sources from the Bible to the present-day will be explored in this effort to find both God and – ourselves.
Text study and concluding meditation led by Rabbi Gordon and Becca Heyman, 11:45-midnight