This Saturday night, starting at 6pm here at Temple Emanu-El, we will begin our evening of learning to celebrate Shavuot.
Shavuot is the holiday that commemorates God’s revelation of Torah to the Jewish people, and our ability to receive it (continuously) today.
Do you believe that God revealed the Torah to Moses on Sinai?
Or, do you believe that the Torah was written by dozens of authors over centuries, with (perhaps) The Divine in the editing process?
Either way, Judaism holds that you are able to actively participate in an ongoing spiritual evolution that gradually has the potential to bring you, and the world, towards a place of goodness, justice, and meaning.
Shavuot is our annual celebration of this possibility.
In conjunction with some of our neighboring Reform Synagogues, we will have the chance to engage in a spiritual sing-along (outside, weather permitting), options to learn in short study sessions with various rabbis, and have a traditional diary (cheesecake) oneg.
It will be thought provoking, inspiring, and fun.
See you there!