Shavuot at Temple Beth Sholom

Shavuot, the feast of weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover seder. Although Shavuot began as an ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Shavuot 2020 will begin in the evening of Thursday, May 28 and ends in the evening of Saturday, May 30

TBS Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor with Cantor Reinwald (online)
Friday, May 29 at 10:30 am
via Facebook Live:

Mishkan Tefilah prayerbook available online here

The Wisdom of Torah in Challenging Times: A Community Shavuot Learning Experience
Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Register/ RSVP
Zoom link provided upon RSVP.
The link will provide entry to the program regardless of when you chose to join.

Every Shavuot, we celebrate the eternal dimension of the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai and what it can mean for our lives today. The great Torah commentator Rashi notes that at the foot of Mount Sinai, the Jewish people stood as one people with one heart. In this time of COVID-19, when many of us are faced with numerous challenges, many of our OC synagogues are coming together in the spirit of unity and collaboration to receive a Torah that binds us together with strength and purpose.

Erev Shavuot Service
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Rabbi David Young, Cantorial Soloist Jenna Sagan, Cantor Natalie Young and Special Guests

Torah Study Schedule
8:30 p.m. – The Lord is My Shepherd… A Close Reading of Psalm 23 in a Time of Covid. – Rabbi Elie Spitz
9:00 p.m.- Suffering, Sorrow, Solace, Simcha – Words of our Tradition – Rabbi Heidi Cohen
9:30 p.m.- Chassidic Wisdom As Taught by Martin Buber – Rabbi Gersh Zylberman
10:00 p.m. – The Personal Redemptive Power of Mitzvot – Rabbi Nico Solocovsky and Rabbi Steve Einstein
10:30 p.m.- The Torah of Sheltering in Place – Rabbi Jill Zimmerman
11:00 p.m. – Embracing What Is: Jewish Mystical Perspectives on Awakening to God in Every Place – Rabbi K’vod Wieder
11:30 p.m. – When Torah Challenges Us: Finding Healing in Difficult Texts – Rabbi Sarah DePaolo
12:00 a.m. – How Has the Evolution of ‘Community’ Changed the Way We Look at Judaism? – Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn
12:30 a.m. – Early Models of Collaboration Found in Classical Jewish Sources – Rabbi Marcia Tilchin
1:00 a.m. – Moses and Akiva and the Changing and Unchanging Nature of Torah – Rabbi Nancy Rita Myers
1:30 a.m. – Jewish Responses to Plagues Through The Years – Rabbi Joel Berman
2:00 a.m. When You Can’t Have It All: How a Jew Prioritizes – Rabbi Stuart Light
2:30 a.m. – Sheltering at Home: Exploring the Wisdom and Tension from the Rabbis – Rabbi Peter Levi

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