Downtown’s Contemporary Spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Where: 14th Street Y
344 E. 14th St.
646-395-4310 Price: Free
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Venture INTO THE NIGHT on May 30, 2017 starting at 7:00PM for a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot presented by Downtown Jewish Life. Experience an evening of Jewish culture, with over 25 events ranging from concerts to spoken word performances; from text study to an interfaith conversation, from yoga to song circles. Roam free throughout the 14th Street Y and neighboring organizations to discover unusual and unexpected conversations and performances. Artists, musicians, authors, dancers, scholars, yogis, chefs and rabbis will be performing, reading, discussing, and practicing throughout the Y as the nocturnal journey filled with culture, conversation, ritual, and cheesecake continues late into the evening. It will make you see night in a whole new light.
INTO THE NIGHT takes place each year on Shavuot and is inspired by the Torah and other Jewish texts.
Cafe opens at 9:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Gymnasium. Throughout the evening, LABA Buenos Aires will present The Other Misunderstanding in the lobby and a Talk Back with the artists at 11 PM.
OPENING RITUAL, 2nd Floor Gym
Yoga with the 14th Street Y, 4th Floor Playroom
Start the night off aligning your body and mind, opening up your spirit to learn and experience the Tikkun with full presence!
DIY Ice Cream & Pudding with Shawn Shafner, 4th Floor Kitchen
Cheescake isn’t the only dairy dessert for Shavuot, learn how to make your own soft serve ice cream and Grandma’s tapioca pudding
WE THE PEOPLE: A Living Gallery of Educational Alliance & the Lower East Side with Manny Cantor Center, 2nd Floor Community Room
Can we keep the American dream alive today? A conversation on building community and volunteer service with Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center
Queer Joseph and His Rainbow Coat with CBST, 1st Floor Fitness Studios A & B
Join CBST in exploring the layers of Joseph as a queer character in our sacred texts, starting with CRRIs Georgette Kennebrae and Ayalon Eliach.
DIY Beeswax Candles with Shawn Shafner, 4th Floor Kitchen
Illuminate your holiday experience with candles made by yours truly.
REVIVAL – spiritual folk rock performance, Room 403
REVIVAL is a spiritual folk-rock performance that speaks to the urgent moral issues of our day. The original, story-driven music written by Kristen Plylar-Moore is performed by Meitar Forkosh, Lea Kalisch, Julia Ostrov, and Thiago Fratuce Pimentel. www.RevivalTheShow.com
Kaleidoscope: What Does Jewish Look Like to You?, 2nd Floor Theater
Kaleidoscope is a narrative arts monologue showcase that foregrounds the stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Come here a few of the Kaleidoscope cast members perform their monologues and engage in discussion around the intersection of storytelling, Jewish peoplehood, and diversity.
LABA-BA: BORGES & THE KABBALAH, Room 202
Saul Sosnowski and Mirta Kupferminc will talk about this themes while sharing the artistic handmade book they made together with cabalistic concepts, poetry and etchings.
Preparing for Revelation Through Sacred Chant with Rabbi Eva, The Shul of New York, Room 201
We will joyfully prepare for revelation by opening our hearts and attuning ourselves to the Holy One of Blessings through Sacred Hebrew Chant.
WE THE PEOPLE: New York Constitutional Convention, 2nd Floor Community Room
Benjamin Kamine and Abigail Katz read the constitution out loud
Hotties of the Hebrew Bible with CBST, 1st Floor Fitness Studios A & B
Dive into interpretations of male and female beauty in the Hebrew Bible using Joseph as a model for both with Rabbi Yael Rapport
From Dystopia to Utopia, A Jewish Vision of a Better World with East End Temple, Room 202
Rabbi Ross will draw from his first book, The Ten Commandments, to present a Jewish vision of a better world.
Hug the Night: The Gaga Poems, 2nd Floor Theater
by Lea Fridman. Directed by Astrid Bas, with Astrid Bas, Christine Bonansea, Sabrina Shapiro, Lea Fridman, and Mercedes Seirer. This is a choreography of poetry, movement, and music celebrating female energy which plumbs the night and lifts the soul in the light of the moon.
The Composer and His Other: Wagner as Yiddish Opera, Room 403
A concert performance of one scene from A Yiddishe Wagner followed by a discussion
Maya Bitan: Holistic Moroccan Belly Dance Workshop, 4th Floor Playroom
The workshop combines Belly Dance with Moroccan Berber folklore, while focusing on the organic movement of the body and using elements of trance.
DIY Dairy: The Land of Milk & Honey with Shawn Shafner, 4th Floor Kitchen
Shake your own fresh butter and blend non-dairy milks in this inventive program honoring the Land of Milk & Honey
Judith Hauptman: A Talmud Shiur, Humanitarian vs. Halakhic Concerns Regarding Healing on the Sabbath, Town & Village Synagogue (334 E. 14th Street — just two doors down!)
The gospels claim that the Talmudic rabbis prohibited healing on the Sabbath. We will read Mishnah and Gemara to see if that claim is correct.
WE THE PEOPLE: Flux Theatre Ensemble presents Breath Free, 2nd Floor Community Room
Flux Theatre Ensemble–a vital part of the indie Theater Community brings their project “Breathe Free” to our Tikkun. This performance piece will activate our constitution while inspiring a discourse on immigration.
Nadav Lev and the Corrections, featuring Jessica Kate Meyers and Frank London, present: BIKURIM, 2nd Floor Theater
A new musical adventure that explores Sephardic, Spanish and Israeli sounds, bringing them together to create a personal, innovative mesh. Wtih Nadav Lev, guitar, Rene Hart, double bass, Satoshi Takeishi, percussion, Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyers, vocal, Frank London, trumpet.
HIV AIDS Panel with CBST, 1st Floor Fitness Studios A & B
Do Not Follow Your Heart! with Town & Village Synagogue, Room 402
Our Torah offers important advice about personal restraint, only to be contradicted by Kohelet’s admonition to “follow the desires of your heart.” Given our over-heated political climate, which way do we go? Join Rabbi Larry Sebert and Dr. Glen Millstein, CUNY Professor of Clinical Psychology, to explore a Jewish perspective on impulse and passion – where they can lead us astray and how they can make things right.
Rabbi Round Table, Town & Village Synagogue (334 E. 14th Street — just two doors down!)
Midnight Cocktails and Cheesecake Torah Booth Open || philosophy tables, 2nd Floor Gym
WE THE PEOPLE: Dinah in the Age of Trump with Town & Village Synagogue, 2nd Floor Community Room
Come and learn the less popular Rabbinic traditions on Dinah, and what they have to teach us about being a woman in the age of Trump. Rabbi Bronwen Mullin bronwen / Town & Village Synagogue
Torah Talk of HIV & AIDS with CBST, 1st Floor Fitness Studios A & B
Citizenshlep: Selected Readings on Jewish Immigration, Room 403
Author Gordon Haber invites you to read and discuss selected pieces on citizenship and the Jews from 20th century fiction
The Common Thread, presented by Larry Daniels, 2nd Floor Theater
What is the common thread that links us all together? How quick do we put people in boxes before getting to know them? IN a time where it is easy to identify all the things that can divide us and keep us apart, let’s find those common threads that unite us and keep us closer together.
Hannah and Her Sisters: Stories of mOTHERness and OTHERness in fertility journeys, Room 403
A follow up to the LABA Live 3 piece, I am joining forces with Uprooted to create a performance and discussion around wanting a child and the challenges with becoming a mOTHER
Jewish Roots of Bourbon: A Tasting Session with CBST, 4th Floor Kitchen
Survey and sample Kentucky Jewry’s greatest contribution, at least according to Jewish Kentuckian Rabbi Yael Rapport…
On Doing Good: Haana’s Shabbat Dress, Room 201
The moral arc of the classic Israeli children’s story: how Hanna’s Sabbath Dress distills a uniquely Israeli attitude towards the responsibility of the (young) individual for doing good in the world
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture: The Midnight Hour – King David’s OTHER time, Room 202
Few biblical characters are as intense and morally complex as the one of king David who is portrayed as a saint and a villain, a murderer, a lover and artists, and a figure of Rabinic authority. In this session we will study a beautiful short talmudic take about King David’s enchanting nocturnal routine. No previous knowledge needed.
School for Creative Judaism: Like a baby Yet to be Named: A Talmudic Play, 2nd Floor Theater
A play uses text from the psalms, the Maariv prayers, one Hebrew poem and the Brachot tractate of the Babylonian Talmud to examine the question: Does the Night have borders?
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