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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.
Come for one session or the entire evening.

Everyone attending in person can PRE-REGISTER ONLINE by Sunday, June 9.
(Walk-ins are welcome, but you will need to register when you arrive.)


     All sessions will be in person
     Open FLIER to print 8.5"x11"

         Schedule is subject to change.
        Check back here for updates including all classes that will be streamed.

Session 1 - 7:00-7:45 pm
Kevin S. Adelstein, Publisher & CEO Cleveland, Columbus & Akron Jewish News: One on One with Kevin S. Adelstein - 
Stream Halpern Hall
• Rabbi Melinda Mersack, Director, jHUB: Interfaith Marriage and the Future of Judaism - Stream Nickman Chapel
• Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz, Judaic Studies Teacher, Gross Schechter Day School: In the Image of God:
The Human Spirit in Jewish Thought & Universal Archetypes

• Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose, President & CEO, Mandel JCC: Revelation Revisited: Seeing Thunder & Hearing Lightning - 
Stream Moskowitz Sanctuary
• Abe Socher, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College:  Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism on Campus
• Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, & Urban Planting ClevelandPlanting Torah with our Hands
(Each participant will pot their own plant.) Space is limited. Secure a spot using Tikkun registration link above.

Session 2 - 7:50-8:35 pm
• Professor Doron Kalir, CSU College of Law: In the Image of G-d, He Created Him (Gen. 1:27) 
Rabbi Enid Lader, Rabbi Emerita, Beth Israel-West Temple: Martin Buber's The Way of Humanity - Stream Nickman Chapel
• Rabbi Shalom Plotkin, VA Chaplain: Yuk or Yum? Kosher Customs
Oudi Singer, Judaics Specialist, Gross Schechter Day School: Book of Tehillim: A Self-Defense Jewish Remedy
Cantor Alyssa Rosenbaum, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: Mi-Sinai Melodies: What is the Best Pathway to Authentic Jewish Melodies? - Stream Halpern Hall
Jeremy Umansky, Chef & Co-owner of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery: Cheesemaking for Shavuot  (A live demo)

8:35 pm - Candle Lighting

Session 3 - 8:40-9:25 pm
Dr. Noah Bickart & Dr. Semiha Topal, Tuohy Center for Interreligious Understanding, John Carroll University:
   Interreligious Dialogue on Campus: Lessons from JCU Post October 7th
Rabbi Peter Haas, Abba Hillel Silver Professor Emeritus, CWRU: Middle East Update - Stream Nickman Chapel
• Kol Israel Foundation Panel DiscussionHolocaust Education Today - Stream Halpern Hall
  Sean Martin PhD., Associate Curator Jewish History, Western Reserve Historical  Society.
  Mark Sack, Holocaust Educator, Cleveland Heights High School
  Robert Zelwin, President Kol Israel Foundation
• Elana Perlin, Judaic Studies Director, Gross Schechter Day School: Are you Joking? Torah, Humor & Jewish Identity
• Judge Dan Polster: Pesach & Shavuot: The Bookends of Freedom & Responsibility - Stream Moskowitz Sanctuary
• Yoshi Silverstein, Executive Director, Mitsui Collective: Responding from Center: Embodied Torah for Discernment
• Rabbi Michael Ross, Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson & Hillel at Kent State: The Amen Effect - A Text for our Times

9:30 pm - Ma'ariv Festival Evening Service - Stream Moskowitz Sanctuary
10:00 pm - Dessert Grand Buffet

Session 4 - 10:30-11:15 pm
• Ginny Galili, Head of School, Gross Schechter Day School: Queen Esther Moments: Discovering Purpose & Meaning          
• Cheryl Gordon, Community Jewish Educator: Untold Stories: Mr. Manischewitz and More - Stream Nickman Chapel
• Rabbi Joshua Jacobs & Asa Zoeckler, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation: Torah for All: Radical Inclusivity - Stream Moskowitz Sanctuary
• Jay Leberman, Head of School, Joseph & Florence Mandel JDS: Joseph’s Story: Jealousy, Favoritism & Arrogance
Community Shlichim Panel: Being Israel’s Ambassadors Following October 7th - Stream Halpern Hall
  Ella Caspi, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  Roei Mizrachi, Hillel at Kent State University
  Adi Naor, Mandel JCC
  Lielle Ziv, Cleveland Hillel Foundation

Session 5 - 11:20-12:20 am
Dr. Noah Bickart, Mandel Chair in Jewish Studies, John Carroll University: Cities of Refugee: Punishment or Gift?
• Rabbi Rachel Brown, Beth Israel - The West Temple: Ruth, Boaz, Interfaith Relationships, and Us - Stream Nickman Chapel
• Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Zionism: The Torah of Israel - Stream Moskowitz Sanctuary
• Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev: The Amazing Theological Diversity Within Jewish Tradition - Stream Halpern Hall

12:20 am - 3:30 am - Breakfast Bar

Session 6 - 12:30-1:30 am
• Rabbi Josh Foster, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation: Tales from the Talmud: How Rabbinic Lore Informs Jewish Identity - Stream Halpern Hall

Session 7 - 1:40-2:40 am
Elise Braverman-Plotkin, Community Jewish Educator: Ice Cream for Breakfast? Dairy and Shavuot 

Session 8 - 2:50-3:50 am
Dr. Dale Levy, Past President, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs KIO: What do you Mean by Spirituality? 

4:00 am - Kabbalistic Mystical Wedding
4:30 am - Sunrise Shacharit Festival Service

Tikkun Teen Program for 5th-8th grades with Sydney Ungar Milgrom from 7-8:30 pm
Gear up for our Super Bowl “Sundae” program celebrating Shavuot!
Together, we will explore Torah through the eyes of Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce.
Expect team challenges, creative activities and a delicious ice cream sundae bar!
Open to grades 5-8. Contact Sydney Milgrom for more information.

Open Library with Dr. R. Raphael Simon until 1:00 am


Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot Committee
Harriet Rosenberg Mann - Chair
Richard Berkowitz - Vice Chair
Senior Rabbi Hal Rudin - Luria - B'nai Jeshurun Congregation
Rabbi Josh Foster - B'nai Jeshurun Congregation
Shani Kadis - Membership & Programming Director, B'nai Jeshurun Congregation
(Contact Shani Kadis for questions.)

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
make a donation online (Estelle & Dr. Milton Rosenberg Shavuot Fund)

Wed, May 29 2024 21 Iyyar 5784