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Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events

Shavuot Services:

Saturday 8 June
  • 9:15 am Shabbat morning service
  • 5:45 pm Minhah
  • 8:15 pm Festival Maariv
  • 8:30 pm Tiqun Leil Shavuot – Late Night Adult Study
Sunday 9 June
  • 9:15 am Shavuot service, including Hallel
  • 5:45 pm Minhah/Maariv
Monday 10 June
  • 9:15 am Shavuot service with Book of Ruth and Yizkor Memorial Prayers. Followed by annual hike to West Rock, weather permitting.
  • 5:45 pm Minhah/Maariv
Annual Shavuot Night of Study

On Saturday night, June 8, the first session, from 8:30 to 9:30, will be led by Yale Chaplain Maytal Saltiel.  Her work is primarily focused around interreligious dialogue, pastoral care, working with smaller religious groups, and helping students develop their own faith and sense of meaning.  She works with the InterFaith Forum at Yale (IFFY), Chaplain’s Office Peer Liaisons, Chaplaincy Fellows, Feasting on Faith, Study Breaks and weekly book groups.  Prior to coming to Yale in 2013, Maytal worked as the Repair the World Coordinator at Penn Hillel.

Session Two, from 9:45 to 10:45, led by Nadav Berman Shifman, a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University researching Jewish Thought, classical American Pragmatism, and humanistic philosophy of Technology, is entitled “The Non-Triviality of Misna Avot 5:16, or Why Disinterestedness is Interesting.”

Session Three, 11:00 to midnight, is “Sounding Genocide & Resistance in the Holocaust” with Rachel Adelstein, an ethnomusicologist whose research and teaching covers contemporary Jewish liturgical music, artistic expressions of Jewish feminism and American vernacular music.  She will explore the use of music under the Nazi regime, by the inmates of the Terezín concentration camp, and by the inmates of other ghettos and concentration camps, as well as members of Jewish resistance groups.

Dairy and pareve refreshments will be served after the final shiur.

85 Harrison Street (corner of Whalley Avenue – Route 63 – in Westville)

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