Join our St. Louis Jewish community for learning experiences prior to and on the festival of Shavuot, when we celebrate the giving of the Torah!
Three Days to Sinai
Before the moment of revelation at Sinai, God told Moses, “Let them be ready for the third day; for on the third day the Lord will come down, in the sight of all the people, on Mount Sinai.” (Exodus 19:11). We hope you’ll join us on the three days leading into Shavuot to learn with teachers throughout the St. Louis Jewish community.
For security purposes, all attendees must register ahead of time to participate.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting(s).
TUESDAY, MAY 26
10 am Rabbi Carnie Rose, Congregation B’nai Amoona
Preparing Your Heart, Mind, and Spirit for Receiving the Torah Anew Through Biblical, Rabbinic, and Kabbalistic Texts
1 pm Rabbi Seth Gordon, Traditional Congregation
From Torah Verse to Action: The Mitzvah
7:30 pm Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Kol Rinah
Musical Mystics of the Modern Age: How Torah Inspires Heart Music
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
1 pm Rabbi Garth Silberstein, Bais Abraham Congregation
How to Experience Divine Revelation: Lessons on Shavuot from the Slonimer Rebbe
7:30 pm Rabbi Jessica Shafrin, JFS
The Shared Torah that Only We Know
Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Learning
THURSDAY, MAY 28
Join the community for stories and singing, which will conclude with candle-lighting. All participants must register in advance. After registering here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Central Reform Congregation is serving as the host for the community Zoom event.
Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Central Reform Congregation: Storytelling, Singing, Candle-lighting
Community Learning Sessions begin at 8:30 pm. Participants should stay on Zoom and will be put into session breakout rooms beginning at 8:15 pm.
8:30-9:20 pm Session #1
Rabbi James Bennett, Congregation Shaare Emeth: Do I Have to Believe in God to be a Jew?
Laura Horwitz and Yoni Blumberg, MaTovu: What’s Jewish About Mutual Aid?
Emily Cohen, Temple Emanuel: The 5-Legged Table: Ruth Through the Lens of Jewish Peoplehood
9:30-10:20 pm Session #2
Rabbi Michael Alper, Congregation Temple Israel: Of Plagues and Prophets
Dr. Koach Baruch Frazier, MaTovu: The View from the Middle – Community Partners in Discussion with What’s Needed Now
Larisa Klebe, Nishmah: Ruth’s Journey: A Musical Midrash
10:30-11:20 pm Session #3
Rabbi Lori Levine, Congregation Shaare Emeth: Gender and Sexuality in the Book of Ruth
Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, United Hebrew Congregation: Why Am I Up Studying Torah? Exploring the Ultimate All-Nighter
Dr. Will Soll, Congregation Neve Shalom: Ten Rungs: Hasidism According to Martin Buber
11:30 pm Session #4
Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Center Reform Congregation: Talmud Circle – Explore the Meandering, Tangential, Mysterious, and Absurd Stories of the Talmud
B’nai Amoona presents Torah For Today, Shavuot in 3 Dimensions
THURSDAY, MAY 28, at 5 pm
Pre Shavuot Services and Kumzitz with participants on Zoom, FB Live, Streaming. Come sit, sing, and be inspired to receive the Torah anew! Experience a joyful singing circle with songs led by Andy and BelleAnne Curry, David and Adam Schenberg, Noam Kantor, and Cantor Sharon, etc. Then join Rabbi Carnie Rose as we formally welcome Shavuot with the lighting of the Yom Tov candles, Kiddush, and Motzi.
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/97924715014
Meeting ID: 979 2471 5014
Patty’s Cheesecake is offering an opportunity to purchase a special cheesecake for Shavuot, and they will be donating part of the proceeds to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. They will be ready for pickup before the holiday begins on Thursday, May 28. Pick up at The Baker’s Hub, near 141 and Olive in Chesterfield. To place your order, visit pattyscheesecakes.com. Click “order online” then “the Shavuot” option. All orders must be submitted by Friday, May 22.
613 Catering is offering an opportunity to purchase a special kosher cheesecake for Shavuot. They will be ready for pickup before the holiday beginning of Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28. For the cheesecake menu and to place your order, contact Robin Rickerman at 314-442-3275. Do not leave an order, but do leave a message and call back number so that Robin can take your order directly. All orders must be submitted by Friday, May 22.
Some fun new sites to explore for new holiday tastes and treats!
- 18doors (formerly Interfaith Family)
- Jewish Food Experience
- My Jewish Learning
- Cocktail Recipes for a Post Shavuot “Eye-Opener”
Online registration is closed.