Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley Synagogue

Erev Shavuot

May 25, 2023    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tikkun Leil Shavuot 2023

An Evening of Learning and Receiving Torah
Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 6 Sivan 5783

6:30 p.mGather in Social Hall  – Welcome and explanation by Rabbi Alicia Magal
Layers of history, meaning, and mysticism in the festival of Shavuot.

6:45 p.m.  First Study Session – Taught by Rabbi Magal
The Book of Ruth; a study in compassion, cooperation, and conversion.


7:30 p.m.     Break for traditional dairy Shavuot refreshments

JCSVV members, contact Rabbi Magal if you would like to bring cheese cake, blintz souffle, and other dairy delights, including gluten-free dishes and fruit.

7:45 p.m.   Second Study Session Taught by Paul Friedman
The Eternal Spirit of Shavuot: In Jewish Stories and Daily Life
The holiday of Shavuot celebrates our receiving the Gift of the Torah at Mount Sinai. In this session we will hear some exceptional Jewish Wisdom stories and discuss the many ways generosity has blessed our lives.

8:30 p.m.  Move to the Sanctuary, decorated with flowers and green branches. 
This part of the program will be livestreamed and accessible on Zoom.

Click here to Join Zoom at 8:30 pm MST

We hear the Ten Commandments chanted as we receive the gift of Torah once more. An updated “Ketubah” will be read that reaffirms our Covenant between the Holy One and the People of Israel. 

Approximately 9 p.m.   Concluding Blessing