Tikkun Layl Shavuot 5773-2013

Date/Time
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Ahavat Yisrael – Love of Israel, on the occasion of Israel’s 65th birthday

7 PM – 8 PM Family program

8:15-8:30 Welcome and candle blessings, songs, Hatikva

8:30-8:35 Rabbi Thomas introduces the theme – three phases of relationship with the land:

  1. Biblical: from Abraham through Moses and beyond
  2. Exile – 2000 years of yearning
  3. Coming Home: Modern Zionism and the State of Israel

8:40-10:00 Program

I Biblical Israel

  1. Text (TBD by David and Lorel)
  2. Personal Reflection by
  3. Personal Reflection by:
  4. Chevruta study-response
  5. Large Group sharing

 

Featuring personal reflections
by Beth El members

  • Beth Birnbaum
  • Linda Horn
  • Bill Keller
  • Elyse Oshlag
  • Paul Rosenbaum
  • Judy Spicehandler

II Exile and Yearning

  1. Text: Libi BaMizrach (Yehudah HaLevi)
  2. Personal Reflection by
  3. Personal Reflection by
  4. Chevruta study-response
  5. Large Group sharing

III. Modern Zionism and the State of Israel

  1. Text (TBD by David and Lorel)
  2. Personal Reflection by
  3. Personal Reflection by
  4. Chevruta study-response
  5. Large Group sharing

10-10:30 Rabbi leads study of Israel’s Declaration of Independence

10:30-11:00 Pot luck supper

11:15-12:00 Evening service, Yizkor and reading of Ten Utterances in the Garden

12:00 Midnight Blowing of the Shofar

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