Shavuot Information

Please use this Zoom information to log into the Tikkun Leil Shavuot program and Shavuot services May 16 – May 18.
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Meeting ID: 867 0597 3096
Passcode: SHAVUOT
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Book of Remembrance
Tikkun Leil Shavuot

When? Sunday, May 16 at 6:45 p.m.:Shavuot tradition is to stay up all night and study. At Beth Shalom, our evening of learning ends a lot earlier! Join us virtually with a series of stimulating on-line discussions: 

6:45 p.m.: Shavuot Evening Minyan Service Led by Cantor Apt
7:00 p.m.: “The Five Hits of the Torah.  How does each book of the Torah teach us how to be Jewish?”  with Rabbi Susan Grossman.

Rabbi Grossman will delve into the how each of the Five Books of the Torah highlights one of five foundational principals upon which all of Jewish belief, practice, and peoplehood are based and which have shaped us as a Jewish People throughout the centuries.

Rabbi Susan Grossman, co-editor of Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary and other works, including a study of women in the rabbinic courts in the Mishnaic and Talmudic periods, has a Doctorate in Ancient Judaism from Jewish Theological Seminary.

8:00 p.m.: “Becoming a Jew (Again?)”, with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman  

The festival of Shavuot has long been associated with conversion to Judaism and renewal of our commitment to Torah. We’ll take some glimpses of what that looked like long ago and discuss together what it should look like today.

Rabbi Amy Scheinerman is the hospice rabbi in Howard County, Maryland. She serves on the Responsa Committee of the CCAR and as editor of the Torah Commentary column of the CCAR newsletter. She is the author of The Talmud of Relationships: Volume One: God, Self, and Family and Volume Two: Community and Beyond.

9:00 p.m.: “100 Blessings a Day – Hyperbole or a Prescription for a Pandemic,” with Rabbi Philip Pohl

Jewish law (halachah) informs us that it is a mitzvah (commandment) to recite 100 Brachot (blessings) each day.  This class will discuss the sources for this mitzvah, how practical this might be on a daily basis,  and how this practice might be helpful to us as we transition to a post pandemic lifestyle.

Rabbi Philip Pohl received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Hebrew Literature, Master of Arts in Judaic Studies, and Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Beginning in 1978, he served as Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Shalom of Olney for 27 years. He has served as Jewish Chaplain for Montgomery General Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and co-founded the Washington Jewish Healing Network.

Want to keep Studying Later?

The Rabbinical Assembly is excited to present the Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot until May 17th 12:00 PM EDT in partnership with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), the Cantors Assembly (CA), the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Click here to view the full list of supporting organizations.

Access to the experience is FREE for all, regardless of synagogue affiliation or organizational participation. We are excited to announce that we have just released our full schedule of the learning, available here! The link to the live event is:




Schedule and Service Links
Friday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. Joint Shabbat Service with Shaare Tefilah. *NOTE: These links are for Friday Night only and differ from our usual links.
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Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning Shabbat service; Federation Shabbat w/ Speaker; Jewish Community Study – affiliation and practice
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Sunday, May 16 at 6:45 p.m. Tikkun Leil Shavuot
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Monday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. Shavuot Service with a full Torah reading of the 10 Commandments, a full lineup of Aliyot and chanting of the Haftorah.
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Tuesday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Shavuot Service with Yizkor and the Book of Ruth. Download the Book of Remembrance here.
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There is no 7:30 p.m. Evening Minyan on:
Monday, May 17
Tuesday, May 18