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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot San Francisco
Where Sinai Meets California Street

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

This year’s San Francisco Tikkun Leyl Shavuot is presented by Lehrhaus Judaica, Congregations Beth Sholom, Sherith Israel, Emanu-El, and The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Supported by: The Koret Foundation, the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, The J., Honeymoon Israel, KehillahSF, Be'chol Lashon, and the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Featuring rabbis, cantors, educators, and musicians, Saturday evening, Erev Shavuot, May 19, and concluding at dawn.

Featuring The Levoná Ensemble

LevonaMaster musicians from Syria, Israel, and the United States, The Levoná Ensemble weaves a rich tapestry of Flamenco, Arabic, Jewish, and other musical traditions, and brings them together with stories, both ancient and new.

Part One: JCCSF

  • 6:00 pm - Seudat Shilsheet Dairy Buffet
  • 6:15 pm - Family Program: Cantor Marsha Attie and Friends
  • 7:00 - 7:50 pm - Community Learning
    —Rabbi Batshir Torchio - Egypt as Surrogate Mother: The Birth of a People
    —Rabbi Jessica Graf and Cantor David Frommer
    —Henry Hollander - Sinai in Shemot Rabbah
    —David Green - Nature or Nurture: Divine Speech in the Wilderness
  • 8:00 - 8:50 pm - Community Learning
    —Rabbi Jason Rodich - Torah of Poverty and Homelessness
    —Rabbi Jonathan Singer - The Radical Story of Ruth
    —Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan - The Two Sinais of HaLevi and Maimonides
    —Ilan Vitemberg - The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
  • 9:00 pm - Candle Lighting and Closing

Community Walk to Congregation Beth Sholom

Part Two: Congregation Beth Sholom

  • 10:00 pm Welcome: Rabbi Aubrey Glazer
  • 10:15 pm The Levoná Ensemble
  • 11:15 pm Rabbi Aubrey Glazer - Healing Faces So Divine: אדרא רבא Idra Rabbah
  • 11:45 pm Shavuot - a Wedding at Sinai (Batshir Torchio/Henry Holland/Jonathan Bayer)
  • 1:00 am Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan - If you Dream of an Elephant - Reading Dreams in Talmud
  • 2:00 am Ilan Vitemberg - Tractate Independence
  • 3:00 am TBD
  • 4:00 am Henry Hollander - Talmud on Waking from and Blessing our Dreams
  • 5:00 am Shacharit


# Sessions
Date & time

Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20
6:00 pm - Dawn

Session Time Days Location Instructors
May 19 6:00 PM–7:00 AM Sat JCCSF California Street faculty



3200 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94118