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Shavuot Service Times and Zoom Information:

On Erev Shavuot, Thursday, May 28, Mincha will be at 7:15 pm.  There will be no 6 pm service. Zoom here, Meeting ID # 200 230 834.

On 1st & 2nd days Shavuot, Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, the service will begin at 9 am. Zoom here, Meeting ID #750 690 071 .  Yizkor (on 2nd day Shavuot) will begin at approximately 10:45 am;  click here to access the Yizkor book.  Celebrate our Confirmands who will be with us via Zoom for Confirmation also on 2nd day Shavuot!

View the 1st day Shavuot handout here.
View the 2nd day Shavuot/Confirmation/Shabbat handout here.

Click here for the Rabbinical Assembly pdf downloads  for Shavuot, Book of Ruth, Yizkor and Confirmation.  Make sure to click the second box to access the Book of Ruth and then choose Akdamut and Ruth.

Hear Rabbi Hal on Cleveland Schmooze talking about the tikkun!

Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot
@Home 5780

Although Shavuot 5780 has come to a close, all of the Tikkun@Home pre-recorded lessons, featuring NEO's premier rabbis, cantors, educators and thought-leaders are still available for viewing!  Click here to be re-directed to our YouTube Channel. Thanks for learning with us!

Click here to view the list of presenters.  View the flier here.

At this time, we need to come together as a community with a message of unity, faith and gratitude for study in celebration of Shavuot while maintaining physical distancing. The Tikkun@Home will include a series of free, pre-recorded lessons from Northeast Ohio’s leading rabbis, cantors, educators and presenters and is being released Tuesday, May 26 for viewing before and during the holiday. 
                                     - Chair, Harriet Rosenberg Mann, Vice-Chair, Richard Berkowitz
Supported in part by the Estelle & Dr. Milton Rosenberg(z”l) Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Session Fund and the Dobres-Berkowitz Israel Programming Fund.

Shavuot Night Live (SNL)
Erev Shavuot, Thursday, May 28

Join together with us for services and live Zoom sessions led by our clergy, educators and community teachers.  Click here for the schedule of services and presenters.

Watch the archived stream of our classes (click the links):

Tanya Gersh, Never Be Afraid to Be Who You Are

Cantor Aaron Shifman, The Meaning of the Hebrew Alphabet with Rabbinic Commentaries
(Due to technical difficulties, only the last few minutes are recorded.)

Rabbi Stephen Weiss, The Mystic of Auschwitz: Finding Spirituality in the Darkest Abyss

Mark Davidson, Levels of the Soul: Steinsaltz’s The Thirteen Petalled Rose

Rabbi Josh Foster, A Crash Course in Kabbalah: The Origins of Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, Building Connections in Isolation: Rabbinic Thought on Walls, Barriers & Community

Elise Braverman-Plotkin, MA Talmud, JTS, Uncertainty: What Can We Learn from the Life and Leadership of Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai?

Dr. Dale Levy, What Do You Mean When You Say God? 
(this presentation begins at the 5 hour and 34 minute mark)

Doron Kalir, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, New Thinking on an Old Text: Rereading "Sh'ma Israel"

Susan Wyner, Exodus 1956: The Mayo Family's Escape to Southern France

Rabbi Alan Lettofsky, Maimonides's Reasons for the Commandments

Rabbi Chase Foster, Rabbi for Engagement & Learning, JHUB, The Voice at Sinai


Virtual Yarzheit Candle

If you do not have yarzheit candles at home, you can go to the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Website. There, click on Register in the upper right. You have to provide your name and email and the names and death dates of those for whom you recite kaddish.

Then, whenever you log in, click on the Click To Light icon next to each person’s name. Each time you do that, you will get a small browser window with the name of that loved one and a candle burning. You will get a separate candle for each one you "light." They can burn for 24 hours on your screen. You can use this for yarzheit or yizkor. They will start sending you email reminders of your yarzheit. If you don’t want those, after the crisis passes and you can buy candles, you can simply remove the names of yarzheits from you list. 

Mon, March 8 2021 24 Adar 5781