Temple Concord will observe Shavuot this year with 34 other Reform congregations through the Small Congregations Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Clergy from 35 congregations will be offering programs every hour starting at 7 pm on Sunday, May 16, through noon on Monday, May 17.
“I am excited to offer so many options for our congregation and community for Shavuot,” said Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Wartell, spiritual leader of Temple Concord. “One Shavuot tradition is to stay up all night studying and engaging with others. We are able to offer this opportunity for you to do this from your own home this year with others from across the country.”
Goldman-Wartell will teach “Renewing our Personal and Collective Covenant with God” at 8 pm on Sunday. She will explore the idea of standing again at Sinai and renewing the Jewish covenant with writing from Abraham Joshua Heschel, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and David Brooks.
She will also co-lead the Shavuot morning Yizkor service with Rabbi Erica Asch at 11 am on Monday. Other online study sessions include music, TV shows and a celebration of Torah for all ages.
Anyone interested in participating should contact Temple Concord at firstname.lastname@example.org or 723-7355 for a link to the programs.