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All Welcome to Shavuot Learning May 19

Tikkun Leil Shavuot May 19

Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinic Council, invites the entire Jewish community for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a night of study, song, schmoozing, and spirit as we prepare to receive Torah anew.
The program, at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder, Colo., begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, with a light meal, songs, and teachings.

The program continues through dawn with an extraordinary line-up of study sessions; a rabbinic panel discussion on “Women’s Wisdom for our Times: Voices of Change, Voices of Eternity;” prayer and meditation options; interactive learning experiences and community conversations; and kosher holiday refreshments – all built upon the theme: Torat Imecha – Our Mothers’ Torah: Women’s Wisdom for Our Times.

Men, women, or otherwise are encouraged to attend any part of the evening’s events, which are open and free to the entire community. Late comers are welcome, and guests can stay as long as they like. No registration is needed. A light Shabbat meal will be available at 7:30 p.m., and kosher refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

The theme, “Torat Imecha – Our Mothers’ Torah: Women’s Wisdom for Our Times” is timely for all people. Women’s Torah and the wisdom of the feminine have never been more important than today. With our world in disarray and our environment in peril, Shechinah (the feminine Divine Presence) calls to us loudly to re-read Torah for our time and derive new revelations that will elevate, heal, and guide us.

Learning sessions include:

  • Men and #Metoo – Modern men reflect on gender issues in Jewish leadership
  • You’re out!/You’re in! – Women’s exclusion and inclusion in Judaism
  • Stalking the Divine Feminine: Sacred Text Study
  • The Moon in Her Fullness: A 21st Century Look at the Rising Voice of the Feminine
  • Women as Heralds of the Messianic Era – Feminine qualities critical to manifesting redemption

Jewish educators leading the evening’s sessions include: Rabbis Sarah Bracha Gershuny, Marc Soloway, Fred Greene, Ruth Gelfarb, Tirzah Firestone, Ori Har DiGennaro, Jamie Korngold, and Lynne Goldsmith; Morah Yehudis Fishman; Kohanot (Jewish priestesses, or soon-to-be Kohanet) Yocheved Jude Landsman and Andrea Jacobson; and Maggid Charna Rosenholtz.

The full schedule for the evening can be found here: http://www.boulderhaver.org/Shavuot_Program-2018.pdf.

For more information, email Admin@BoulderHaver.org, or visit http://www.boulderhaver.org/Shavuot_flyer-2018.pdf.

About Elizabeth Lichtenstein

I am the administrator for Haver, Boulder's Rabbinic Council. I support the nonprofit with marketing and administration and coordinate IKAR: The Essentials of Judaism course.

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