Tikkun: Into The Night

Let The Mysteries Begin

Tikkun: Into the Night

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
14th Street Y Facebook Live Event

Connecting for conversation, culture, and ritual.

The 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life partners are proud to end our Season of Jewish Culture as we celebrate Shavuot on May 28 at 6:00 PM via the virtual 14th Street Y, with our own digital re-interpretation of a Tikkun.
Led by the Downtown Jewish Life Community, the evening will include artistic engagement, performances, and text study in Hebrew and English.
Let the mysteries begin and join us on the journey into the night.


Program Details

6:00 PM
Niggun, Dancing and Hasidic Tales

LABA Opening Ceremony on Facebook Live

David Stallings and Laura Beatrix Newmark kick off the Tikkun: Into the Night and are joined by LABA Alums Marques Hollie and Yehuda Hyman who showcase words, song, and dance. Following Marques and Yehuda’s performances, David and Laura will give a run through of the unfolding evening ahead from both LABA and our DJL partners.

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7:00 PM
An Unorthodox Panel: Panel with Cast Members of the Netflix Miniseries

Israeli Culture Track

A panel with cast members of the Netflix miniseries Unorthodox: Ronit Asheri (Malka Schwartz), Gera Sandler (Mordecai Schwartz) and David Mandelbaum (Zeidy). The panel will focus on what the series taught them about the process of leaving the Hassidic community in America, and what can we learn from it as a society.

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Preparing for Revelation Through Chant with Shul of New York

Spiritual Journey Track

We will joyfully prepare for revelation by opening our hearts and attuning ourselves to the Torah awaiting us though Hebrew and English chant. Led by Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder.

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Beautiful Stories from the Talmud about the Giving of the Torah with Congregation Adereth El

Spiritual Journey Track

Join us on a journey through the Talmud and Midrash as we discover treasured stories and insights – many you may have never heard before – focused on the significance of the Festival of Shavuot. Led by Rabbi Gideon Shloush.

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7:05 PM
Israeli Artists Project Presents: Musical Showcase of Israeli Artists

A live music performance showcasing New York-based Israeli artists.

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7:45 PM
Minchah Afternoon Service
Hosted by Town and Village Synagogue

Town & Village Track  

Town & Village Members have received an email with the link.
Guests are invited to contact execdirector@tandv.org to receive links and details for our Shavuot programming.


8:00 PM
Ask and Ye Shall Be Told What to Do: A Life Changing Interactive Session with Shosh & Shuli (aka Iris Bahr)

Israeli Culture Track

Join Iris Bahr (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and her alter egos, Salty Israeli Shosh and Delightfully Frum Shuli, as they offer our live audience advice on relationships, Judaism, and how to lead a blissful yet feisty existence.

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Redefining Jewish Community with East End Temple

Spiritual Journey Track

The pandemic has accelerated changes in the way we understand Jewish community — and the way we live out our tradition. Led by Rabbi Joshua Stanton.

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The Torah of Hogwarts with Lab Shul

Lab/Shul Track

There’s a lot we can learn from our wizarding friends. Join Lab/Shul’s Rabbi Emily Cohen for a look at the role of sacred narrative in epics ancient and modern.

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Can Rashi Be Wrong?
Study Session Hosted by Town and Village Synagogue

Town & Village Track

A Fundamental Distinction between Biblical and Talmudic Commentary, as illustrated by Rabbi Avram Reisner’s ‘No-Zoom-Minyans’ Teshuvah. Led by Richard Claman, Esq.

Town & Village Members have received an email with the link.
Guests are invited to contact execdirector@tandv.org to receive links and details for our Shavuot programming.


8:50 PM
Maariv Evening Service {followed by} 9PM Jewish Law in the First Dead Sea Scroll Study Session
Hosted by Town and Village Synagogue

Town & Village Track

The presentation tells several intersecting stories regarding the first Dead Sea Scroll discovered  – The Damascus Document. With Professor Alex Jassen.

Town & Village Members have received an email with the link.
Guests are invited to contact execdirector@tandv.org to receive links and details for our Shavuot programming.


9:00 PM
The Origins of Prayer: Rediscovering Jewish Spirituality in Tough Times with JCP

Spiritual Journey Track

We’ll delve into the origins and structures of the Jewish prayer service, and talk about what it means to cultivate a prayer life in the midst of a pandemic.

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Laughter: The Sharpest Tool in the Shed!

LABA Track

A participatory exploration, we will mediate on and play with Sarah’s laughter in Genesis through the physical experience of laughter, laughter species, and the algorithms of humor. Led by LABA Fellow Anna Lublina.

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Swipers: A Play Reading from Israeli Artists Project

Israeli Culture Track

Swipers is a show performed in Hebrew that explores the modern dating world. At times comedic, at times painful, four 30 year-olds share their hopes and dreams, secrets and fears, they have going on the journey to find love.

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God-Optional: DIY Theology for the Age of Post-Patriarchy with Lab/Shul

Lab/Shul Track

Lab/Shul’s Artistic Director Ezra Bookman gives a backstage tour of our radical approach to creating original poetic God-optional liturgical translations for sincere believers, questioners, agnostics, atheists, and the rest of us.

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9:50 PM
BYO Kiddush and Snack {followed by} 10:00 PM Reaching Sinai Study Session
Hosted by Town and Village Synagogue

Town & Village Track  

The counting of the 49 days from Pesach to Shavuot is traditionally an opportunity for reflection, self-evaluation and fulfillment. It is a spiritual practice that makes us connect the coming out of the narrow place of slavery with the expansion of the revelation at Sinai. With Rabbinic Intern Marcelle Hohl.

Town & Village Members have received an email with the link.
Guests are invited to contact execdirector@tandv.org to receive links and details for our Shavuot programming.


10:00 PM
Jewish Feminist Quaranzines with Lilith Magazine

Spiritual Journey Track

Learn how to make your own zine (a self-published, miniature magazine, motivated by the self-expression of its creator) using any art supplies you have at home and tell your story through this Jewish and feminist practice. Hosted by Lilith Magazine.

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Hymie Wilhelm: Live from the Coast

LABA Track

LABA Fellow, Willie Zabar presents his character, Hymie Wilhelm, who serenades you from the coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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11:00 PM
Vaynberg Cont’d

LABA Track  

Presented by LABA Fellow Liba Vaynberg.

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Rainbow Tour TLV

Israeli Culture Track

In order to learn about a city, you must meet its people and hear the unfiltered story! Join us for a virtual tour through the historical street of queer Tel Aviv. We will explore a rainbow of stories addressing the triumphs and challenges of the Israeli queer community.

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12:00 AM
MIDNIGHT GATHERING on Facebook Live 

Tune in live here.

 


PARTNERS

Educational Alliance
UJA Federation
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
The Covenant Foundation
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Jewish Community Project
Town and Village Synagogue
Lab/Shul
Shul of New York
East End Temple
Israeli Artists Project
Adereth El
Lilith Magazine

Partner Programming

After the 14Y Season of Jewish Culture ends, you can still stay connected to faith, tradition, and community with our DJL partners.

Lab/Shul: Lab/Shul is committed to providing spiritual support and cultivating communal intimacy with a robust calendar of virtual programming. If you are in need of pastoral support or have any questions, email hello@labshul.org.

Shul of New York: Thank you to those of you who joined Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder for Preparing for Revelation Through Chant. If you are interested in chanting this summer, please contact Rabbi Eva to be added to the mailing list.

Jewish Community Project: Thank you to all who joined Rabbi Deena Gottlieb from JCP for the discussion The Origins of Prayer: Rediscovering Jewish Spirituality in Tough Times. If you would like to be in touch with Rabbi Deena and JCP, please feel free to reach out at dgottlieb@jcpdowntown.org.

Lilith Magazine: Loved making feminist Jewish quaranzines with Lilith Magazine? Subscribe here and sign up for Lilith’s free weekly e-newsletter. Independent, Jewish and frankly feminist since 1976, Lilith magazine charts Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, affection, subversion and style. Subscribe to Lilith Magazine now to get one year (4 issues) of Lilith for just $18 (a $35 value)!

Israeli Artists Project: Thank you to everyone who joined us for Swipers by Israeli Artists Project. IAP provides a stage for local Israeli artists and presents opportunities for Americans and Israelis to experience Israeli culture together beyond the lenses of politics and religion. For more information about the show and IAP, please visit israeliartistsproject.org.


About Downtown Jewish Life

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