9:30 PM SESSIONS
Shavuot Session 3A-Festive Kitchen Shavuot Menu
The number "5" symbolizes Divine Protection, Good Luck and Torah. A sample five-course Shavuot menu will be shared along with the recipes.
Cantor Rabbi Ron Eichaker, United Hebrew Congregation, St. Louis, MO
Shavuot Session 3B- Ruth, RBG and their Lessons in Friendship
Using the Shavuot text of The Book of Ruth and the sacred text lived by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, we will explore friendship through a Jewish lens.
Rabbi Sarah Reines, Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Shavuot Session 3C- Why Song of Songs?
Rabbi Andy Koren, Temple Emanuel, Greensboro, NC
Why Song of Songs is in the Hebrew Bible and what this book tells us about being Jewish in our times
Shavuot Session 3D- Artistic Images of Sinai
Rabbi Beth Nichols, Temple Beth El, Charlotte, NC
The Israelites' senses were bombarded at Sinai by the presence of God. We will explore how artists have chosen to depict this scene and how their interpretations add to our understanding of this moment.
Shavuot Session 3E-From Egypt to Sinai: From Systemic Oppression to Equality and Equity
What can we learn from ancient and modern Jewish journeys of the past that can be applied to the fight for racial equality and equity today?
Rabbi Judy Schindler, Temple Beth El & Jewish Studies at Queens University of Charlotte
Shavuot Session 3F - Torah at your table: The first fruits of Shavuot
Rabbi Jaime Aklepi, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest FL
The 7 Species of the Torah were the only produce appropriate for the First Fruits offereing on Shavuot. We will discuss their significance n the Torah, and bring these holy foods to your table.
Shavuot Session 3G - Should we build a wall? and other Talmudic obligations of citizenship
Rabbi Sam Rose, Temple of Israel, Columbia SC
We'll take a look at a section of the Babylonian Talmud: Baba Batra to find a particular example of tension between law and morality in Jewish tradition.
No Session H for this time
Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest FL
We will study the evolution of what it means to love in the Torah and what responsibilities love puts on us today, in our relationships with ourselves, God, and others. How can radical love lead us to creating more wholeness in the world and more holiness in our lives?