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Shavuot 5784 at CBI

Tuesday, June 11:

The Power of Words: Words and speech are given elevated status in our tradition, understood as uniquely powerful tools for creation, communication and the expression of divine will. According to many of our creation stories, the world itself was created with divine language. In turn, human words and speech are understood and respected as acts that have the power both to create and to destroy. Over the course of our Tikkun Leil evening of learning, we will explore our tradition’s rich relationship with words, speech, and silence, through engagement with a diverse set of texts and spiritual practices. 

7:30-9:00 pm Tikkun L'eil Shavuot in the sanctuary
What can words and silence unlock for us? Rabbis Jacob and Ariella will each teach on practices that speak to us personally: the use of silence in spiritual practice, and the wordplay of midrash in studying traditional texts. In addition to putting these practices in conversations with one another, all participants will be invited to experience them with us as well. Together, we will understand the power that language can have in our own spiritual experiences, both in its abundance and in its absence.

9:00-9:30 pm Ma’ariv & Dairy Treats, including cheesecake in the Social Hall

Learning Sessions continue into the night...

9:30-10:15 pm: "Sacred Inheritance, Broken Watches & Amulets Against Nothing" with Jake Marmer
Shavuot is the holiday on which we celebrate the Torah as our inheritance. What else do we inherit - as Jews, as individuals? Do we want it? What words and objects in our life signify and explain our inheritance to us? We'll start with a poem and move into a conversation that will move us through religious and secular, cultural and material, linguistic and mysterious forms of inheritance.
10:30-11:15 pm: “The Sacred Gift of Listening” with Rabbi Sara Luria 
In our secular lives, we are in almost constant communication with each other - conversations, emails, texts, slacks, podcasts, videos and on and on. On the night of Shavuot, the Divine speaks to Moses and through him, to all of us. Join Rabbi Sara as we learn to transform the mundane act of speaking and listening into a sacred experience.

11:30 pm-12:15 am: "Rabbi Akiva had ADHD" with Rabbi David Seidenberg
A look at the conjecture that Akiva and some of our other sages were ADHD, dyslexic or otherwise neurodivergent. What can this tell us about creating a community that includes people who are neurodivergent?

Wednesday, June 12:

9:30 am: Shavuot Day 1 services in the Sanctuary
Livestream will be available.

Thursday, June 13:

9:30 am: Shavuot Day 2 services in the Sanctuary
Livestream will be available.

11:oo am: Yikzor Service in the CBI Sanctuary

10:30-11:15 am: Children & Families Hang-Out on the Playground
11:15-11:45 am: Shavuot Shabloom Family Sing with Aram and friends on Abundance Farm
11:45 am: Blessing of the First Fruits (Babies) on Abundance Farm
For babies born in the last year, and children of any age who are new to their families. Families will have the opportunity to introduce each child to the community. Followed by kiddush and ice cream! All are welcome to come celebrate. 

Rain Location for all Farm events: LGA Oolam

Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784