Shavuot starts at sundown on Thursday, May 28. We may have to celebrate it a little differently this year, but with new challenges come new opportunities: join us for special Shavuot programming with our brothers and sisters in Israel and for our interactive online Tikkun Leil Shavuot.

There is no registration necessary to watch or participate in any of these Shavuot programs — just click the links when it's time to start!

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From the IMPJ: Rabbis Meir Azari and Ammiel Hirsch on God and Humanity in This Time of Pandemic (Facebook Live)
3:00 p.m.
In a special pre-tikkun program, join Rabbi Meir Azari of Beit Daniel in Tel Aviv as he talks with our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch on Facebook Live about God and humanity in this time of COVID-19.

Your People With Me? Conversion in the State of Israel and the United States (Zoom)
5:30–6:15 p.m.
Join Rabbi Hirsch in conversation with Rabbi Dr. Ayala Ronen Samuels of Carmel Coast as they discuss how the conversion process differs in Israel and the United States.

Rejoice in Song With Cantor Dan Singer (Zoom and Streaming)
6:15–6:30 p.m.
Rejoice with our Cantor Dan Singer as he explores the major Shavuot themes and liturgy. Watch at or on Facebook or YouTube.

Jewish Values In A Time Of Pandemic: Solving COVID-19 Dilemmas (Zoom and Streaming)
6:30–8:15 p.m.
Join our clergy in exploring and applying Jewish values in modern settings. What are Jewish values? What makes them Jewish? And how do we choose between them when they come into conflict? Rabbis Ammiel Hirsch, Sam Natov, Shira Gluck and Rena Rifkin will introduce Jewish ethical thinking, lead an interactive discussion of moral dilemmas and delve into the texts we'll need to create a modern Responsa.
Join on Zoom to be part of the interactive program or watch live at or on Facebook or YouTube.
Note that the live stream will stop during the interactive discussion; we encourage you to join the action on Zoom!

New Music With Cantor Dan Singer (Streaming)
8:15–9:00 p.m.
Continue celebrating with Cantor Singer as he introduces new music he has composed and recorded in collaborations with his colleagues. Watch at or on Facebook or YouTube.


Shavuot Yom Tov Morning Service with Hallel and Yizkor (Live Streaming)
10:00 a.m.
Join Cantor Dan Singer and Rabbi Sam Natov for an intimate and meaningful Shavuot morning service to commemorate the receiving of the Torah. We will also honor our deceased loved ones with a Yizkor service. Watch live at or on Facebook or YouTube.

Our offices will be closed starting Thursday afternoon in observance of Shavuot and Shabbat. In the event of an after-hours life cycle emergency, please call our 24/7 emergency line: (646) 410-3803.