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Shavuot 2019

Saturday Night, June 8 - Monday, June 10

Shavuot Schedule HERE.

Tikun Leyl Shavuot - Different Voices, Different Choices: Communal Difference and Dispute 
Saturday Night from 10:30 pm - 5:00 am

10:30 pm - Survey all of Tanakh with Rabbi Meyer Laniado

11:30 pm - Two classes to choose from:
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz - Enemies, a Love Story: The Relationship Between Karaites and Rabbanites

Rachel Kraus -  Lyft Me Up: Car Sharing, Competition, Conflict & Community (For Women Only)

12:45 am - Many Voices in Harmony - A Tikun Leyl Tish featuring Torah, songs, and inspiration led by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Rabbi Elie Weinstock, Rabbi Meyer Laniado, and Rabbi Daniel & Rachel Kraus

2:00 am - Rabbi Elie Weinstock - Texts and Sects: Some Jewish Groups Outside the Mainstream

3:00 am - Rabbi Daniel Kraus - Neo-Chasidut and Modern Orthodoxy - Confluence or Conflict?

4:00 am - Rabbinic Intern Leead Staller - Strangers In Our Midst: What Learning About Others Can Teach Us About Ourselves

5:00 am - Sunrise Services followed by Kiddush


Shavuot Youth Programming


11:30 pm - Parent Child Learning (Grades 3-7)

11:30 pm - Teen Learning led by Teen Coordinator Dr. Steven Ritholtz (Grades 8-12)

12:00 am – Ice Cream Party


4:30 pm - Family Ice Cream Party with reading of the Ten Commandments, entertainment for kids and ice coffee for the adults! Children age 5 and under (siblings welcome) – 9th FL Roof.  No charge, but please RSVP HERE. 


5:00 pm - Junior Chopped Competition. Find out who is the best junior chef in town! (Grades 3-7).  No charge, but please RSVP HERE.  


Shavuot Soul Cycle with Rachel Kraus
Sunday @ 4:30 pm

Women of the community are invited to a special edition of this popular series.

Topic: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence: Reliving Har Sinai

(Send the men and children to the Family Ice Cream Party taking place at the same time!)

Sephardic Minyan “Azharot” Recitation
Sunday at 6:00 pm & Monday at 7:30 pm

Participate in the custom of the reading this poetic enumeration of the 613 mitzvot composed by Ibn Gabirol, led by Rabbi Meyer Laniado.


Keter Torah Awards
Monday @ 9:00 am

We congratulate Roberta Stetson and Yaira Singer Binstock upon receiving the Judith Kaufman Hurwich Keter Torah Award. You can read all about them by clicking here. Wish them "Mazal Tov!" in person at a dairy kiddush luncheon sponsored by the Congregation in their honor following services.

Torat Nashim
Monday @ 7:00 pm

Women of the KJ community share Torah, thoughts & theories. Roots, Vines, and Mothers-in-Law: Reflections on Relationships in Megillat Rut


Nicole Schreiber Agus PhD, Genetics educator and liaison

Dr. Taryn Fishman Bolnick, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Rachel Kraus, KJ Director of Community Education & Vice President Marketing, World Trade Center
Men and women are invited. Refreshments will be served. Childcare provided.

Mon, April 6 2020 12 Nisan 5780