Shavuot Student-Led Evening of Learning

There is a long-standing tradition on Shavuot to have an all night study session, or tikkun leyl Shavuot, on the first night of the holiday. These sessions often focus on text study and discussion surrounding the holiday, as well as other areas of Jewish learning. In preparation for Shavuot this year, a number of our High School students have taken it upon themselves to organize a night of learning for the broader community so that parents who attend can engage in lively conversation and prepare discussion topics for their own tikkun leyl Shavuot.

All parents and the extended Schechter Westchester community are invited to to our Upper School campus for this night of learning on the evening of Tuesday, May 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Teams of High School students will lead stimulating breakout learning sessions on a variety of topics based in text study, with thought-provoking discussions and real-world applications of the ideas that we learn. These topics include: 

  • Ruth the Moabite – Conversion Then and Now
  • Shavuot and the Link to Matan Torah
  • The Origin of the Two-Day Yom Tov
  • The Ten Commandments Twice – Why the Torah has Two Sets of Aseret HaDibrot.  

All of these topics are directly rooted in the holiday of Shavuot, but also present an opportunity for discussions related to modern issues, both Jewish and secular.     

For more information please email Rabbi Pell at hpell@schechterwestchester.org.

To join us, please register below.

 

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