Celebrate Shavuot with us — Saturday night, June 11
home of Hazzan Ramón and Roanne at 7:45 p.m.
The Tikkun of Shavu’ot —
7.45PM Se’uda Shelishit- the third meal of the Shabbat
Se’udah Shlishit is eaten in the late afternoon. As the sunset gently arrives, we savor the Shabbat’s unique spiritual dimensions for a little longer. Words and songs capture our longing for redemption.
Presented by Hazzan Ramón Tasat
8.15PM Revelation: A One-Time Event or an Ongoing Process?
Is God’s revelation limited to the event at Mount Sinai? Kabbalists believe that God continually reveals himself to us on an individual and personal basis. In their view, there are several primary ways or channels in which we can receive and experience this revelation. These channels are available to each of us at any time. How do we use this understanding to connect to and deepen the sense of God’s presence in our lives? How do we access these channels to energize and empower us on our journeys? Shavuot is just the time to consider that.
Presented by Izabella Tabarovsky,
Director, Center for Embodied Judaism,www.embodiedjudaism.org
9PM The Moon and the Shekhina –
Kabbalistic Insights on Turning Darkness to Light
In time to come, we are told, the moon will again be equal to the sun – but we’re not there yet.
How do we add light to the moon?
How does the moon, which represents God’s governance of our world and the feminine aspect of the Divine personality, add spiritual light to our lives?
This presentation will delve into the mythic and mystic teachings of the Kabbalah as it illuminates the ways in which we mirror and influence God and God mirrors and influences us. The Shekhina is the name for the Presence that joins us when we are most intimately bound to God. She joins us when we study Torah, as we will do this night.
Presented by Rabbi Robert Saks
9.30 PM Birkat HaLevana-The Blessing of the Moon
Upon seeing the moon at the beginning of the month we bless the moon standing under the sky. By lifting our eyes to the moon as she fulfills her mission we recognize God’s might and control over nature. The Talmud reminds us that we should recite Birkat HaLevana with joy and careful enunciation, for it is a way of greeting the Shekhinah.
Presented by Rabbi Gordon Fuller