iSinai Shavuot learning event

The Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors (ARC), Temple Beth Israel and the UPJ will co-host a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, an evening of inspiration and learning, presented by rabbis and cantors from around the UPJ region on Thursday 28 May from 6.45pm - 12.30am (AEST). Register here, and click on "Read More" to see the full program.

Time  Room 1  Room 2
6.00-6.45pm Services streamed by UPJ congregations 
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6.45-7.15pm Welcome and introduction
Rabbi Kim Ettlinger, Rabbi David Kunin
7.15-7.45pm Loyalty in the Time of Corona - Is loyalty a timeless Jewish value, or a relic of the past? A look at loyalty in the Book of Ruth, midrashim, and the Covid era. What are the implications for Jewish communal life?
Rabbi Nicole Roberts
Jewish Tales of Spiritual Care: a whirlwind tour of three texts that model the care we can show for one another in our most difficult moments.
Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky
7.45-8.15pm Standing at Sinai in Song
Cantor George Mordecai
Peeling the Onion - a psycho-dramatic approach to analysing and interpreting text. Interactive opportunity to examine the text in multiple layers. Come, participate, and/or observe a different way to find meaning in our sacred text.
Rabbi Allison Conyer
8.15-8.45pm She - The Torah - is a Tree of Life (Proverbs 3:18) - we will explore the idea of receivig Torah and the Symbol of the Tree of Life through Text and Meditation
Rabbi Dr Orna Triguboff
The Music of Revelation
Cantor Michel Laloum
8.45-9.15pm Shavuot: art as midrash. We’ll be using the magnificent David Wright “Shavuot” window at TBI to explore the meanings of the festival.
Rabbi Fred Morgan
Musical session: Rabbi Gary Robuck and son Aaron Robuck combine to present an inspiring tribute to the music of several legendary Jewish composers. This all-too-short performance will feature the tender selection, "The Hardest Part of Love," from Children of Eden, last performed together on stage during the Sydney Fringe Festival.
9.15-9.45pm 30 minutes, 10 commandments delving into some of the deeper meanings of each commandment.
Rabbi Jacki Ninio
The Lessons I Learnt From Cancer - A personal jounrey to health, healing and faith
Rabbi Gersh Lazarow
9.45-10.15pm The Torah says ... Nu, just what does it really say?"
Rabbi John Levi 
Standing at Sinai - Rabbinic texts and midrashim that broaden our understanding of a pivotal moment in Jewish history.
Rabbi David Kunin
10.15-10.45pm  Barnacle Goose Chase: Science, Folklore and Kashrut
Rabbi Stan Zamek 
This all happened because we didn't check our mezuzot
Reverend Sam Zwarenstein 
10.45-11.15pm Ruth and the love converts
Rabbi Misha Clebaner
Denominational Demise: Progressive and Masorti Judaism have served their historic purpose. Do we continue with institutional protectzia or embrace Judaism's unfolding since the gift of Torah we celebrate on Shavuot?
Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins
11.15-11.45pm What is so special about Shavuot? A look at our texts to unlock the secrets of one of our most unique
Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth
While Standing on One Foot:  Behind the Scenes with Hillel and Shammai 
Participants will enjoy a surprising, inside look at these two gedolim; their views on conversion, the Written Torah, constructive debate and the virtue of patience.  
Rabbi Gary Robuck 
11.45pm-12.15am Freemasonry, Judaism and the book of Ruth. Isn't it a secret? Can you talk about it? Who can become a mason? What does the book of Ruth have to do with the Masonic ritual?
Rabbi Adi Cohen

Thank you and Goodnight
TBI Clergy


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