Saturday, May 23, 2015
Service at 8:00 p.m.
Study/Tikkun Leil Shavuot and cheesecake at 9:00 p.m.
Lo Tin’af: Forbidden Adultery and Yiddish Women’s Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman, the Anne Tanenbaum Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
Taking a critical look at the commandment “Lo Tin’af,” the commandment forbidding adultery, we will follow biblical commentary and ask what exactly is being prohibited and what we can understand from this prohibition. As we face the passive position this prohibition allocates women, we will listen for a different voice, coming from the Yiddish speaking past. This is the voice of Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin (1887-1956), who described her own adulterous affairs in her published and unpublished poems. Through her poetry, we will glimpse a new version of the Jewish past and a new understanding of “Lo Tin’af.”
Holy Blossom joins up with the greater community of learners at the Miles Nadal JCC for all-night study.
Rabbis Helfman, Satz and Cantor Maissner are among the many teachers in the line-up. Enjoy the marathon until midnight or morning!
Free, but registration is appreciated. Teen track, too!
Sunday May 24, 2015
Congregation-wide Yom Tov & Yizkor service & Kiddush Luncheon at 10:00 a.m.
Special blessing for babies: We invite parents to bring their children born in the last year or two, to Shavuot Morning Services when the congregation will welcome them into our community.
Special Aliyah for members of our Task Force on Youth Education