Shavuot Community Events 2011

What is it?

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
From Sunset to Dawn, Tuesday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 8
Shavuot is traditionally considered to be the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. Tikkun Leil Shavuot (“a fixed set of readings for the night of Shavuot”) is the custom of staying up all night and studying. Tikkun Leil Shavuot was developed by sixteenth century Kabbalists in Safed, Israel, who believed that by studying texts the evening of Shavuot, they were preparing to re-enter a sacred relationship with God.

San Francisco’s 3rd Annual California Street Corridor
Traveling Shavuot – Tuesday, June 7 | 5:30 pm – Midnight
A Progressive Torah Study From Schul to Schul — Walk from location to location in a Shavuot Torah procession, or join us anywhere along the way!

Shavuot in Burlingame
Peninsula Temple Sholom
This evening, Tuesday, June 7 – Erev Shavuot
7 PM – Erev Shavuot Service, Chapel
7:30 PM – Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Chapel

Community All Night Learning on the Peninsula
Hosted by Kol Emeth in Palo Alto. Presented by Congregation Kol Emeth, Congregation Etz Chayim, Congregation Beth Am, Keddem Congregation, Oshman Family JCC, and others

Community All Night Shavuot in Berkeley
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: A Community-Wide Celebration and Night of Study
Tuesday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 8
6:45pm til dawn, FREE
At the JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley
A unique community-wide celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey bringing together Jews with varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour, or stay until dawn. We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Jewish community. Celebrate Shavuot!