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Join us to commemorate the giving of the Torah
as we study, pray and rejoice.

Multiple Sessions featuring 30+ Presenters from Northeast Ohio.

Based on CDC Guidelines, and with Cuyahoga County now at the highest level (red) for COVID cases,
B'nai Jeshurun is once again requiring masks to be worn in our building. 


All sessions will be in person
See the FLIER to view the complete list of
session times, teachers and topics.

Live streaming available for the following classes below.


7:00 pm: Cantor Aaron Shifman, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: How to Make Prayer More Meaningful
7:50 pm: Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: Rebuilding Trust: A Jewish Response
8:40 pm: Rabbi Michael Ungar, Beth El-The Heights Synagogue: Ruth & Why We Should Proselytize
9:30 pm: Stephen H. Hoffman, Chairman, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation &
              Erika Rudin-Luria, President, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
              Operation Moses, Solomon & Today: Bringing Ethiopian Olim Home to Israel
10:00 pm: Ma'ariv Festival Evening Service
11:00 pm: Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev: Exploring the Tension Between Traditional & Personal Meaning Within Jewish Prayer


7:00 pm: Rabbi Scott Roland, Shaarey Tikvah Congregation: What is Halacha & Should I Care? Your Answer Might Surprise You!
7:50 pm: Jay Leberman, Head of School, Joseph & Florence Mandel Jewish Day School: 
              Aphrodite & the Rabbis: You Thought that Rabbinic Judaism Rejected Greco-Roman Culture?
8:40 pm: Judge Dan Polster: Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue
11:00 pm: Ginny Galili, Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School: The American Civil War: Pesach Connections
12:00 am: Dr. Aaron Goldenberg, Assistant Professor of Bioethics at CWRU: 
               Jewish Genetics: The Benefits & Limitations of Genetic Testing for Health & Ancestry
12:50 am: Sarah Foster, Manager-Jewish Education & Graduate Program, Cleveland Hillel Foundation: 
               Na’aseh V’nishma: Acting Towards Understanding
1:40 am: Elise Braverman-Plotkin, MA Talmud, JTS: Bikkurim (The First Fruits): What, Why & Still Relevant Today?
2:40 am: Rabbi Miriam Geronimus, Cleveland Jewish Collective: The Gift of Shmittah (The Sabbatical Year)


7:00 pm: Rabbi Michael Ross, Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson & Hillel at Kent State University: 
              Book of Ruth: Lifting the Voice of the Stranger
7:50 pm: Bob Jacob, Managing Editor, Cleveland Jewish News: A Week in the Newsroom-An Insider's Look
8:40 pm: Rabbi David Komerofsky, Temple Israel, Canton: Why Us? Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories
11:00 pm: Rabbi Enid C. Lader, Beth Israel - The West Temple: An Exploration of Psalm 23
12:00 am: Dr. Dale Levy, President, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs KIO Region: Are the Mitzvot Still Relevant?

Our other presenters will be in person, but their sessions will not be streamed.

Dr. Sylvia Abrams, Retired Dean, Siegal College of Judaic Studies: Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin
Ken Bravo, Immediate Past President, International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies: Tips for Your Jewish Genealogy
Rabbi Rachel Brown, Founder, Camp Timbrel: Spiritually Receiving Torah: A Jewish Meditation Experience
Rabbi Rachel Davidson, Chaplain Resident, VA Medical Center: What We Learn from Jewish Death Rituals
Rabbi Chase Foster, jHUB: Celebrating PRIDE: Our Search for Wholeness
Rabbi Josh Foster, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: Unrolling the Entire Torah: A Visual Exploration
Cheryl Gordon, Jewish Educator, MAT-MSJS: Restrictive or Liberating? Crafting your Personal Shabbat
Rabbi Peter Haas, CWRU Professor Emeritus: What Does Adon Olam Affirm?
Rabbi Jeremy Lipton, Beth El Congregation, Akron: The Ten Commandments: A View from Above & Below
Rabbi Melinda Mersack, Director of jHUB: Welcoming Interfaith Families in Jewish Spaces
Michael Milgrom, Retired Attorney, Devotee of Modern Hebrew Literature: Yochi Brandes: The Secret Book of Kings
Rabbi Shalom Plotkin, Owner of Right at Home: Why is Hashem (G-d) Called the Healer of a Broken Heart?
Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: Midnight Hike to Mount Sinai

See the FLIER to view the complete list of classes and presenters.


Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot Committee
Harriet Rosenberg Mann - Chair
Richard Berkowitz - Vice Chair
Rabbi Hal Rudin - Luria - B'nai Jeshurun Congregation
Shani Kadis - Membership & Programming Director, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation

Sponsored by:


and the
Estelle and Dr. Milton Rosenbergז Tikkun Leil Study Session Fund.

Thank you to our co-sponsors!
Click logos below to view their websites and
for additional Shavuot programs.






Thank you to our friend supporters for their generous donations.

Support for the community-wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot Program is greatly appreciated.
Donations should be designated for the Tikkun Leil Shavuot Study Session Fund and made
c/o B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, 27501 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124 or go to

View last year's Shavuot 5781 Tikkun@Home Program
All of the Tikkun@Home pre-recorded lessons featuring NEO's premier rabbis, cantors, educators and thought-leaders  are available for viewing.To view the webpage with the link to our YouTube Channel, the full list of presenters, co-sponsors and more information click here. From there, you can scroll down and click the presenters' name to view their pre-recorded session or go to our Tikkun@Home YouTube Channel. Thanks for learning with us!


Tue, December 6 2022 12 Kislev 5783