Tikkun L’el Shevuot –
Temple Emanu-El, Tuesday night, May 30 at 6:00 pm
Each year on the evening of the first night of Shevuot, it is a tradition for Jews to stay up all night until sunrise and to study Torah and related works. Then Jews would pray at about 5:30 in the morning and go home… and go to sleep.
Our custom in Eastern Connecticut is a little different. We will start the evening with a secular panel discussion about immigration and our communities (this is a much different issue than the “refugee” issue) and then we will have two different opportunities to study some “serious” Jewish text or topics; or you can opt for “fun” stuff, such as singing or playing percussion (or as I suspect, both). The evening will “end” about 10:15, but you may leave at any time, of course.
This year we observe the first night of the Shevuot holiday on Tuesday night, May 30, at Temple Emanu-El. The evening begins (all times approximate) with the
7:00 pm — secular panel discussion
8:15 and 9:00 — – 1st Breakout Sessions
9:00 – 9:15PM – Ma’ariv
9:15 – 9:30PM – Dessert
9:30 – 10:15PM – 2nd Breakout Sessions
A collaborative event by Congregation Ahavath Achim, Congregation Beth El, Beth Jacob Synagogue, Temple Bnai Israel, and Temple Emanu-El.
And if there are those who want to study past 10:15 pm….