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Shavuot starts Thursday, May 28, at sundown. We may have to celebrate it a little differently this year, but Stephen Wise is here to make sure you get the most out of this holiday!

MONDAY, MAY 25

Family Shavuot: A Day of Online Fun and Learning (Zoom)
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us on Monday, May 25, for a special family celebration of Shavuot. There will be live crafting, fun kitchen activities, and mini learning sessions led by some of your favorite teachers! Hosted by Rabbi Shira Gluck and Family Experiences Associate Jacob Nurick with Rabbi Rena Rifkin, Rachel Glickenstein, Ben Kern, Jordan Goldstein, Eve Morin, Micali Morin and Naomi Silverman.
JOIN ON ZOOM

 

TUESDAY, MAY 26

Shavuot Meals Available For Delivery
ORDER BY TUESDAY, MAY 26, 12:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is partnering with Certé, a local caterer, to provide our Manhattan congregants with pre-cooked Kosher-style dairy Shavuot meals to enjoy while you and your family join us remotely for our tikkun! The menu includes salmon, salad, blintzes, a challah roll, and an individual cheese cake generously portioned for one person.

The cost per meal is $40, including delivery and tip. To place an order, please email Bonnie Altholz or call (212) 397-2020 at Certé by noon on Tuesday, May 26. There are no substitutions or extensions! Deliveries will be made 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. This service is available in Manhattan only.


THURSDAY, MAY 28

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 talks with our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch on Facebook Live about God and humanity in this time of COVID-19.
WATCH LIVE

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.
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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 swfs.org/live or on Facebook or YouTube.
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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 swfs.org/live or on Facebook or YouTube.
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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 swfs.org/live or on Facebook or YouTube.
JOIN ON ZOOM

FRIDAY, MAY 29

Shavuot Yom Tov Morning Service with Hallel and Yizkor (Live Streaming)
10:00 a.m.
Join Cantor Dan Singer and Rabbis Sam Natov and Shira Gluck 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 swfs.org/live or on Facebook or YouTube.
WATCH LIVE