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Community Tikkun Layl Shavuot 2019

June 8, 2019 @ 8:15 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 am

Study Torah through the night with some of the finest Torah teachers in Buffalo.
Worship in a sunrise Sacharit service
Eat cheesecake throughout the night and have delicious blintzes for breakfast

8:15 PM: Keynote Panel: Rabbi Sami Barth, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein & Cantor/Dr. Irwin Gelman
“Revelation: Its meaning then and now”
The authority of the Ten Commandments, and of divine commands generally.  Does it command us today? If not – what is the authority of Jewish practice?  Our tradition tells us that G-d was revealed to all of the Children of Israel.  What did they see/hear/experience?

9:25 PM: Maariv & Havdalah

9:50 PM: Break & delicious nosh

10:15 PM: Session 1: Questions & Answers for the Panel
Rabbi Sami Barth, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein & Cantor/Dr. Irwin Gelman
“Revelation: Its meaning then and now”

11:00 PM: Session 2: Dr. Laurence Boxer
Professor of Computer & Information Science, Niagara University
“Agnon’s present at Sinai”

12:00 Midnight: Session 3: Rabbi Jonathan Freirich
Rabbi @ Temple Beth Zion
“Prophecy vs. fortune-telling – Jewish prophets as ‘now-tellers'”

1:00 AM: Session 4: Rabbi Ori Bergman
Rabbi of Kehillat Ohr Tzion
“Keeping our relationship for real”

2:00 AM: Session 5: Dr. Bernard Weinstein
Professor of Physics, University of Buffalo
“The physics of hagbah & hagbah of physics”

3:00 AM: Session 6: Rabbi Laizer Labkovski
Rabbi of Jewish Discovery Center
“Revelations, Sinai, Shavuot”

4:00 AM: Session 7: Rabbi Sami Barth
Rabbi of Temple Beth Tzedek
“The sound of silence at Sinai”

5:15 AM: Sunrise service, followed by breakfast

Community program presented by: Congregation Shir Shalom, Jewish Discovery Center, Temple Beth Tzedek, Temple Beth Zion, Kehillat Ohr Tzion, and the Buffalo Board of Rabbis and Cantors


June 8, 2019 @ 8:15 pm
June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 am
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Kim Jones


Temple Beth Tzedek
1641 North Forest Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 United States
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