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Haver Presents Shavout 5774: Higher and Higher

Haver-SquareHaver, Boulder’s Rabbinic Fellowship, presents Higher and Higher: Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Boulder’s community Shavout celebration on the night of June 3rd – 4th.   Here is the full program of all the scheduled activities:

6:30 to 8:30 pm: Shavuot Hike Led by Rabbi Jamie Korngold

Please join the Adventure Rabbi as we hike, learn, and celebrate Moses’ peak climb up Sinai to get the 10 commandments.

Where: Meet at the NCAR parking lot (2nd row of cars).

Who:   Adults, kids 12 years and older are welcome if accompanied by parents. No pets, please.

Bring:             Water, rain gear, and in inclement weather, we suggest hat, gloves, warm layers.

RSVP: Not required, but helpful: http://www.adventurerabbi.org/contactme.htm

Please note this hike will not be back by candle lighting.

8 to 9 pm: Preparing for the Journey

Location: Har HaShem – South Building

Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Morah Yehudis Fishman, Rabbi Hannah Laner, and Rabbi Marc Soloway.  As our night journey begins, please join us as we light candles, sing, meditate, and reflect on the meaning of this festival.

9:00 pm: Ma’ariv (Evening Service) Followed by Kiddush

Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone and Rabbi Marc Soloway

9:30 – 10:15 pm: Seudah (Festive Meal) & Discussion:

Shavuot Tikkun Leil – A Look at Traditional Texts on Shavuot. Led by Maggid Charna Rosenholtz

10:30-11:30 pm: Rabbinic Panel – Cultivating Our Faith/ Living With Our Doubt

Panelists: Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Morah Yehudis Fishman, Rabbi Hannah Laner, Rabbi Joshua Rose, and Rabbi Marc Soloway.

11:45 pm: 1 On 1 With The One: The Spiritual Practice of Hitobd’dut

Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone and Rabbi Joshua Rose

Midnight: Hitbod’dut

Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone and Rabbi Joshua Rose

12:30 – 1:20 am: The Feminine Lineage in Kabbalah and History

Led by Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

12:30 – 1:20 am: Chanting – Renewing the Covenant of Sinai

Led by Ziva Moyal. Please note that there will be musical instruments used in this session.

1:30 – 2:20 am: The Grandeur of Imperfection

Led by Morah Yehudis

1:30 – 2:20 am: Kabbalah Class – Two Sets of Tablets, Two Trees in the Garden, Two Paths in Creation

Led by Ziva Moyal.

2:30 – 3:20 am: Love, Text and Death – Exploring the Depth of a Havruta Relationship

There is a famous phrase in the Talmud that says, “Give me Havruta (Torah partnership) or give me death!”  Rabbis Joshua Rose and Marc Soloway have been friends, colleagues, and havruta (study partners) for seven years. As one of them prepares to leave Boulder, please join them for an honest discussion that delves into the power of persona and spiritual growth through text.

3:30 – 4:20 am: Havruta

Led by Rabbis Joshua Rose & Marc Soloway

4:30 – 5:00 am: Mindfulness: Being Present to Revelation

A meditation led by Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb & Maggid Charna Rosenholtz

5:00 am:   Sunrise Shacharit (Morning Service)

This will be a spirited egalitarian service, both traditional and creative.  The sages tell us the most powerful time to pray is at the first moment of sunrise; this is especially true on Shavuot when we imagine ourselves at Sinai receiving the Torah anew.  Join us for this community-wide dawn dovening, jointly led by Haver Rabbis.

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