Please join us at EHRS as we celebrate Shavuot

Shavuot Evening Service & Tikkun Leyl: Saturday 8 June

19:00 Shavuot Evening Service - Followed by tea and Cheesecake Kiddush

20:30-22:00 approx. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - 3 study sessions on the theme of ‘Relationships: Personal and Holy’
(read more about these sessions below)

22:15 Gather for Havdallah with songs and explanations

22:30 Havdallah

Shavuot Morning Service: Sunday 9 June, 10:30
The Shavuot Morning Service will include the reading of the Ten Commandments and a Yizcor service, and is followed by a Cheesecake and Ice Cream Kiddush.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Saturday 8 June 20:30
3 study sessions on the theme of ‘Relationships: Personal and Holy’

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith
Rabbi Mark will be looking at the twists and turns of the relationship between God and the Jewish People and the images in the Bible that portray it: the guiding friends of Genesis, the gift-giving saviour-sovereign and subjects of Exodus, the lovers in the Song of Songs, the divorcing couple in the book of Hosea, and the nearly absent God of Esther.

Rabbi Neil Kraft
All relationships are difficult. What has been described as the world’s first ‘love triangle’ The story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel, contains deception, sibling rivalry and heartache. This session will examine the texts that of this story that affected Jacob and his cousins.

Rabbi Emily Reitsma-Jurman
Growing up as the only child, Rabbi Emily never had to worry about favouritism amongst siblings. Jacob and Esau, however, had to navigate their parents openly choosing one son each on whom they would lavish with affection. Using Jonathan Goldstein’s retelling of the brother’s lives, we will look at how this impacted their lives and their loves.