Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Date: Saturday, June 11 - 12, 2016Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 am
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-848-0237

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2016 Tikkun Program! 


Date: Saturday, June 11 - 12, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 am

Location:  Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley

Phone: 510-848-0237

Celebrate Shavuot 

Get ready for a unique celebration and night of learning - a spiritual journey bringing together people from a variety of perspectives and affiliations.  Come for an hour or stay all night, joined by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community. Check out some of our confirmed programs below:

The Book of Ruth as a Biblical Idyll 
Led by Robert Alter, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and founding Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley
The Ripening of Torah
Led by Daniel Matt, Kabbalah and Zohar Scholar and Professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley
Possession is Ten-Tenths of the Law: Thinking Through the 10th Commandment
Led by Rachel Brodie, Acclaimed Jewish Educator

 "Do Not Scorn, Because Your Mother Is Old (Proverbs 23:22):" Household Life And The Development Of Halakha
Led by Deena Aranoff, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley 
We're thrilled to offer a special learning track this year run by Kevah, whose mission is to empower individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities, and overseen by Berkeley's own Rabbi David Kasher. Through Kevah's Teacher Training Fellowship, some of the most talented up-and-coming educators from across the country have prepared classes they are excited to share at this year's Tikkun. 


We are offering free childcare/sleeping room from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am for ages 2+. Parents may not leave the JCC while their children are in childcare, must provide bedding, and pre-register their child(ren) online by Friday, June 10 at: http://tinyurl.com/tikkunchildcare


Whether you have volunteered in the past or are new to the Tikkun, there are many opportunities to help out at all times through the night! For more information, please contact Lauren at tikkun@jcceastbay.org

Growing List of Sponsoring Organizations 

Aquarian Minyan, Be’chol Lashon, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Berkeley Hillel, Berkeley Midrasha Chochmat HaLev, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Hebrew Free Loan, JCC East Bay, Jewish Gateways, Jewish Studio Project, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Keneset HaLev, Kevah, KlezCalifornia, Lehrhaus Judaica, Minyan Dafna, Nishmat Shalom, Or Zarua, Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Richard J. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies – Graduate Theological Union, Tehiyah Day School, Temple Beth Hillel, Temple Sinai, Urban Adamah, Wilderness Torah, and Yeashore Community.
The JCC East Bay gratefully acknowledges the support of our individual donors and the following foundations: the Koret Foundation, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the Israel & Mollie Myers Foundation, the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, the Grossberg Abrams Foundation, and Taube Philanthropies.