Tikkun L’eyl Shavuot
A Night at the Mussar Academy
A Two-Part Extravaganza of Learning, Food and Fun
for the Beth El and Temple Israel communities
As we learned when mussar teacher Alan Morinis visited us for the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Tidewater Together program, mussar is an incredible philosophy and practice for bringing the holiness of Jewish life and learning into our everyday lives. As a follow up to that amazing weekend of learning, we will spend the first night of Shavuot learning from some of the highlights of Morinis’s book Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. The book is worth having if you haven’t purchased it yet, but having attended programs during Morinis’s visit or having the book are not requirements for having an incredible and fulfilling experience at this fun and meaningful evening of learning.
Tuesday Evening, May 30th
Part 1: For the Whole Family
6:30-7:30 pm - Learning together and crafts
- Our kids will participate in an extensive craft activity to celebrate Shavuot and focus us on the Ten Commandments.
- At the same time, the grown-ups will have their own learning time with our clergy learning some of the basic ideas of how mussar can impact their everyday lives making them more meaningful and purposeful.
- In the spirit of the custom of eating dairy, all participants will get ice cream treats.
Intermission: The Evening Service
7:30-8:00 pm - Participants in “Part 1” and “Part 2” are encouraged to stay or come for services.
Part 2: The Adult Mussar Tikkun
8:00-11:00 pm - A Progressive Meal and Engaging Learning for all.
A Night at the Mussar Academy. In the spirit of the custom to stay up late learning Torah on the first night of Shavuot, join Rabbi Arnowitz, Rabbi Panitz and Cantor Wendi for an evening of social, interactive and engaging learning. The topic will be “Using Mussar to Make Life More Meaningful.”
- 8:00 pm - Appetizers
- 8:15 pm – Lesson part 1 – Unpacking Everyday Holiness with Rabbi Arnowitz
- 9:15 pm – Eggplant Parmesan dinner ($5.00 per person)
- 9:45 pm – Lesson part 2 – The Great Mussar Debate with Rabbi Panitz
- 10:45 pm – Trifle dessert
RSVP to the synagogue office at 625-7821 to reserve your place for dinner. (Adults only – All are welcome to come for the learning – the price is only if you plan to eat.) Catering provided by Sue Adler Payment is your reservation. PRICE: $5.00
May 31st and June 1st - The Rest of the Holiday
Morning services for Shavuot - 9:30 am
Evening service for Shavuot - 8:30 pm
YIZKOR Memorial service – June 1st – Arrive by 10:45 am