14 2013

BIC Tikkun Leil Shavuot

7:30PM - 11:59PM  

Beth Israel Center (Conservative) 1406 Mound Street
Madison, WI 53711

Contact Rabbi Rebecca Ben-Gideon

Join area Rabbis and speakers from across Madison's Jewish community for a traditional Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Dairy delights to keep learners sharp throughout the evening will be served!
This year's theme: HAPPINESS. What is it? How does one pursue it? Psychology and philosophy have much to say on this topics. What can Jewish wisdom and tradition contribute the the conversation?

These questions and more will be examined through a variety of teachers and approaches.

Sessions include:

*The Essence of Happiness: Jewish Practices and Positive Psychology

*Jews, Blues, and Good News: American and Jewish Ideas about Happiness

*Just Be Happy? Rabbi Nachman on Joy, Struggle, and Authenticity

*Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

*The Dangerous Joy of Torah Study

*Judaism’s Most Difficult Mitzvah:  Seeing the Best in Others

Also featuring:

Poems selected and read by Kathy Miner

Music by the Madison Yiddish Choir

Teachers include:  Dan Pekarsky • Beth Banks Cohn • Jon Pollack • Beth Copelovitch • Robert Factor • Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman • Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon • Rabbi Rebecca Ben-Gideon

A program of Beth Israel Center's Adult Education Program, co-sponsored by Congregation Shaarei Shamayim and Jewish Federation of Madison.