This year's theme is Revelation: Standing Under the Mountain...Then and Now.
Come enjoy niggunim, poetry, meditation, and learning with Rabbis Sami Barth from Beth Israel Center, Jonathan Biatch from Temple Beth El, Laurie Zimmerman from Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, and more!
Around 9:00 pm, we'll have a special Ma'ariv service to mark the end of Shabbat and the beginning of Shavuot, followed by delicious dairy delights.
Continue through the evening afterwards learning with scholars from around the Madison Jewish community, including Matthew Banks, Yishai Barth, Judith Heilizer, Jonathan Pollack, Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, and more.
The Madison Jewish community gathers together on the eve of Shavuot for traditional study and to develop our shared sense of community. It is customary to stay awake all night to study Torah in Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Legend has it that the Israelites slept in late on the morning of the revelation on Mount Sinai and needed to be roused from their beds. Thus, Jewish communities around the world observe a Tikkun Leil, or “night of repair or healing”, to make up for the mistake of our ancestors. We stay up late so that every part of us, both the physical and the spiritual, is prepared for the receiving of God’s covenant the next morning during the Shavuot Torah reading.
Volunteers Needed: Please contact Deborah at Hoffman@bethisraelcenter.org if you can lend a hand setting out or putting away refreshments during the Tikkun.
This event is co-sponsored and presented by: Beth Israel Center, Temple Beth El, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, UW Hillel, and Jewish Federation of Madison