(Tisha B'Av below)

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Join us Tuesday, May 30 as we go through the night with services and a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, starting at 8:00 pm!  e evening will feature a learning sessions through the night:

  • 8:00 pm: Rabbi Fish introduces “The festival of freedom vs. the festival of independence: Why Shavuot is the first Zionist holiday”
  • 8:20 pm: Yom Tov Maariv
  • 8:45-9:15 pm: Light dinner
  • 9:30-10:15: Rabbi David Starr: “Tzion and American Jews: are we still Am Echad?”
  • 10:15 pm: Dessert
  • 10:45 pm: Sessions begin (each session is 30 minutes with 10 min breaks)
    • 10:45-11:15 pm:
      • Maureen Mintz and Eldad Ganin: “Yerushalayim in the Sources”
      • Leah Bieler: "Bikkurim/First Fruits"
    • 11:25-11:55 pm:
      • Mark Levitt: “In the Army now: an American in Tzahal”
      • Jeffrey Borkan and Suzanne Jacobs: “Living the kibbutz life"
    • 12:05-12:35 am:
      • Rabbi Rachel Silveman
    • 12:45-1:15 am:
      • Noah Horowitz: "Facing Sinai from the average Slave's perspective"
    • 1:30- 2:00 am:
      • Kenny Sperber
    • 2:30-3:00 am:
      • Ariel Serkin
    • 3:10-3:40 am
      • Rabbi Fish: “Omdot Hayu Ragleinu: standing in Jerusalem through song”

There are also two alternative sessions especially for our teens: 

  • 9:30-10:15 pm: “Teens Torah Talk”
  • 11:00 pm-12:00 am: “Cheesecake making workshop” (all ages welcome)

For those of you who will just be too hyped up from all that learning (and maybe from the coffee and sugar highs too) to go to sleep, join us for a 4:00 am Hashkama (dawn) Shacharit Musaf service on Wednesday, May 31 (that’s shortly after the tikkun ends). Please let Rabbi Fish know if you’re interested in joining this service.

Full Shavuot Schedule

Tuesday, May 30
 - 7:45 pm Candle lighting
 - 8:00 pm Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, Ma’ariv, sessions all night
Wednesday, May 31
 - 4:00 am Hashkama (dawn) service
 - 9:00 am Shavuot Service (led by Cantor Steven Dress and Rabbi David Starr)
 - 11:00 am Young Families Program, especially for young children - see flyer at right, sponsored by Hertz Nursery School and open to all!
 - 8:00 pm Mincha/Ma’ariv
   (Candle lighting from a pre-existing  flame after 8:58 pm.)
Thursday, June 1
 - 6:30 am Early Shavuot Service (includes Yizkor)
 - 9:00 am Shavuot Service (includes Yizkor at approximately 11:00 am)
 - 8:00 pm Mincha/Ma’ariv 8:58 pm Yom Tov ends



Tisha B'Av

Tisha B'Av (the ninth of Av, a day to remember the past, often tragic, history of the Jewish people) begins this summer on Monday night, July 31. Services that night will begin at 8:00 pm with mincha. The fast will begin before sunset at 8:04 pm.

Morning minyan, August 1, will be at 6:45 am. Tefillin are not worn.

Evening mincha, August 1, will be at 7:30 pm at which tefillin are worn, to be immediately followed by ma'ariv. The fast ends at 8:50 pm.