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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5 Sivan 5784

7:00 PM - 7:00 AM Next Day

Join Or Shalom Jewish Community, Ayin Press, and the Firehouse for an intimate Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a night of study, embodiment, song, movement, poetry, art, prayer, and cheesecake! We will have workshops* that are creative, experiential, and hands-on. We will have learning sessions that invoke the complex, knotted realm of ancient texts, and others that tackle the reality of the present. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow for mid-night naps!

What is Shavuot: Shavuot, one of the three primary harvest and pilgrimage festivals in the Jewish tradition, is a time when we remember the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. But, as our ancestors tell us, we were all there. We all received Torah.

What is a Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Tikkun Leil Shavuot is an all-night study session where we relive the experience of receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai through staying up all night and studying Torah ourselves. For our Tikkun Leil Shavuot, we are defining Torah expansively, to include Jewish wisdom, in any form, through any medium—brought to us by various teachers and artists in our community.


We will provide cheesecake, lots of snacks, coffee, and tea, and bagels in the morning. Bring your own food to supplement if you will need more.

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7:00 - 7:25 pm Arriving, Grounding, Shmoozing

7:25 - 8:15 pm Opening Circle, Candlelighting and Evening Prayers led by R’ Faryn

8:15 – 8:45 pm First Workshop: R’ Genevieve Greinetz on being rain receiving (a meditation)

8:45 - 9:00 pm Cheesecake Break

9:00 - 9:50 pm Second Workshop: Danielle Freiman on brokenness, wholeness, and the art of collage

10:00 - 10:50 pm Third Workshop: Sarah Anne Minkin on Ruth & Naomi—who are our people and how do we know? 

11:00 - 11:50 pm Fourth Workshop: Anne Germanacos & Penina Eilberg-Schwartz on the dream line (an exploration in words) 

11:50 pm - 12:50 am Fifth Workshop: R’ Faryn Borella on singing into revelation

12:50 - 5:30 am Open Study, singing, napping

                                     - Possible Small-Group Study: What really happened at Sinai!?

6:00 - 6:30 am Morning Prayers

6:30 - 7:00 am Bagels and Go home

If you can't join us in person, celebrate Shavuot via zoom this year: Check out Ner Shalom's virtual Shavuot here.

Note: The Firehouse is a building in Cole Valley offering a space of potential to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Ayin Press is an independent publishing house and production studio rooted in Jewish culture and emanating outward.

Accessibility: The building has one small step to enter, and otherwise has no steps.

Covid Policy: Masks are highly recommended when not eating and drinking. Please test before coming and do not attend if symptomatic or if you have had a recent covid exposure.

*Workshop facilitators have freedom of expression in this space, and therefore workshops don’t necessarily express the views of the sponsoring organizations.

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