Shavuot Study Events

Taking a deep dive into the origins of the October 7 war in Israel and our relationship with it.

During Shavuot we think about God, Torah, and Israel. While the tradition of Shavuot is to study Torah, this year we believe it is important to talk about Israel. Join us as we welcome Uri Feinberg, who will help us gain an understanding about the October 7 attack on Israel, reflect on its past, present, and future, and uncover the unprecendented challenges we have been facing.

Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30 PM | Yizkor & Program
Friday, June 14 | 7:00 PM | Kabbalat Shabbat & Program
Saturday, June 15 | 3:00 PM | Program, Dinner (RSVP Required), & Havdalah

Please RSVP for the dinner by Monday, June 10 >>

About Uri Feinberg: Uri Feinberg is an Israeli educator, guide, and historian known for his expertise in Jewish history and the history of Israel. He often leads tours and educational programs, sharing his deep knowledge of the land, its history, and its significance to the Jewish people. He has been our exclusive tour guide for our Adat Elohim Israel trips.

Feinberg’s work often emphasizes the connection between Jewish traditions, historical events, and contemporary Israeli society, making him a valuable resource for those looking to deepen their understanding of Israel through a historical and educational lens.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – Shavuot Study

  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM ⇾ Yizkor 
  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM ⇾ Program

Eight Months Since October 7: Making Sense of Turmoil
October 7 was an unprecedented moment in the history of the State of Israel and we are forever changed because of what unfolded. While we will stand again, we have not yet had time to mourn the tragedies as we are still in the midst of the fight. In the immediate wake of the attack many questions arose such as: How did this happen? Why did this happen next? What will happen? Who are we and who will we be? We will be addressing some of these questions, examine the events that led up to October 7, and explore how the American Jewish community might respond.

Friday, June 14, 2024 – Kabbalat Shabbat & Program

  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM ⇾ Kabbalat Shabbat
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM ⇾ Program

When the melody doesn’t change, but the words make all the difference.
How an iconic song in the history of Israel has hit a powerful chord, helping frame where Israel and Israelis are ‘at.’

Saturday, June 15, 2024 – Let’s Get Real About Israel

3:00 – 4:00 PM ⇾ Session I, Jewish and Ambivalent – What to do with harsh criticisms of Israel that come from the Jewish community? We know many Jews are questioning Israel’s actions in Gaza and some are even questioning the legitimacy of Israel itself. Let’s explore these questions together with facts, respect, and love.

4:00 – 6:00 PM ⇾ Session II, Everything is on the Table Because We Have Everything to Lose – We will engage in an open conversation about the war in Israel erven though the conversation isn’t easy and finding answers is difficult. Bring your hardest questions.

6:00 – 6:45 PM ⇾ Stonefire Dinner (RSVP deadline has passed)

6:45 – 7:00 PM ⇾ Havdalah in the Courtyard

If you have questions, please call the temple office at (805) 497-7101.