Shavuot, Saturday, May 26 at 9pm, following the Confirmation Service:
OUR JEWISH JOURNEY:
Shavuot Festival Stories of Shir Tikvah’s Blended Heritage
Framed by the Book of Ruth
If you find yourself intrigued by the widely varied Jewish journeys that make Shir Tikvah unique, you won’t want to miss the Tikkun Leil Shavuot festival immediately following Shabbat and Confirmation services on Saturday evening, May 26.
Traditionally, the festival celebrates Jews’ receipt of the Ten Commandments with a late-evening study of Torah or prophets. This year the book of Ruth conversion story has been selected as the focus of study, speaker presentations and Q & A discussions.
Enjoy a nosh at the Oneg, followed by music transporting us to the biblical time of Ruth who married into a Jewish family and converted, casting aside completely her former life of pagan worship with the Moabites. Our study will set the stage for selected congregants to share highlights of their Jewish journeys. What is it like to convert? How do people participate at Shir Tikvah when home is a denominationally blended family?
Find out when you socialize with food, music and meaningful conversation this Shavuot!