SHAVUOT MAY 25, 2023
Join Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder, as we celebrate Shavuot, a holiday commemorating receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai.
Each year, Haver rabbis carefully curate a theme that speaks to contemporary concerns while rooted in our rich history of Torah. This year’s theme is
צדק וּמשׁפט מכוֹן כסאוֹ / Foundations of Righteousness, Justice & Law.
All of the sessions as well as two panels – one rabbinic the other comprised of community activists – draw from this theme to create enriching learning experiences.
The program begins Thursday evening with music and prayer followed by the discussion panels and learning sessions with a pause for cheesecake, and culminating in midnight meditation (held at Jewish midnight*).
This enriching program sponsored by Haver is free and open to everyone.
Schedule of Events:
7:30pm Gathering, singing, kavanah
7:50 Candle lighting
8:00-9:00 Rabbinic Panel moderated by Haver President Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein
9:15-10:00 Session 1: Community Activist Panel
10:00-10:30 Break for cheesecake
10:30-11:15 Session 2A: Rabbi Greene: Exploring Loving Your Neighbor and the Sojourner as a Spiritual Foundation
Session 2B Rabbi Eva: Chanting our Way to Sinai – Sacred Chanting in Community
11:20p-12:00a Session 3: Rabbi Tirzah: Tikkun Leyl Shevuot
12:00am-12:45 Session 4: Rav Bracha: When Ideals Fail: What Holds Us Back from the Pursuit of Justice?
12:57-1:30am Chatzot*: “Midnight” Meditation in Jewish Time!
* Chatzot is halachic midnight. The time of midnight changes according to the time of year. On Shavuot it occurs at 12.57am. Join Reb Charna for Kabbalistic meditation to prepare for Sinai as our program draws to an end.