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Shavuot offers us the opportunity to celebrate the Torah and its teachings, and to be inspired by the wisdom Jewish tradition has to offer.
This year, the Reform Movement has come together to create a variety of digital experiences – including discussion, music, prayer, and poetry – designed to resonate with all types of Torah learners and to help you observe Shavuot from home or with your congregation in ways that are thoughtful, meaningful, and spiritually engaging.
Join us on Thursday, May 28, for an evening of online learning, music, prayer, and poetry. Together, we will delve into the beauty, complexity, and joy of Torah. Attend one, two, three, or all four hours:
These sessions will be available to watch on-demand at the end of each broadcast.
Six authors from the new book Inscribed: Encounters with the Ten Commandments, edited by Rabbi Oren J. Hayon and published by CCAR Press, have created short video teachings for online Shavuot learning based on their chapters in the book:
A free downloadable study guide is also available as a learning tool for you to share with your community.
The Canadian Council for Reform Judaism (CCRJ) and the Reform Rabbis of Canada (RROC) invite you to join with many of Canada’s leading Reform Rabbis, Cantors and Educators for a national night of learning, song, movement, meditation and meaning – all online. Join us on the evening of Thursday, May 28, and the early morning of Friday, May 29, from 7:30pm – 2:00am ET.
Over six hours, a variety of 45-minute sessions will offer inspirational learning, interspersed with 15-minute mini-sessions of music and fun activities, all designed to get you in the spirit of Shavuot – the time of the giving of Torah. Check out the full schedule, and plan to join for a session or even the whole series
Join the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, The Shalom Center, and Dayenu on May 28 at 8:00pm ET for “From Shavuot to Sukkot: Green and Grow the Vote.”
Be a part of an activist conversation drawing on Torah and our Jewish values as we connect ancient wisdom from Sinai to our own generation’s needs for dynamic engagement in the U.S. election process to heal our wounded Earth from the climate crisis.
Tune in to a special holiday episode of our weekly podcast On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah. In “Reading Ruth: Then and Now,” URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs talks about various Ruths throughout history, from the biblical Ruth to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Episodes are available each Monday, so subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you typically listen.
Watch: “Celebrating Sinai: Songs of Ruth, Torah and First Fruits,” a diverse selection of music from members of the ACC.
Watch: "Wakefulness & Receptivity: Cultivating a Mind Ready for Revelation", with Rabbi Nancy Flam, Founding Faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), presented by the URJ and IJS.
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