To celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, Isaac M. Wise Temple will mark the occasion with the Erev Shavuot Service on Thursday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. (online). 

The service is immediately followed by Shavuot Sensation from 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. (online), a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (study session) led by Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, Dean of the Cincinnati Campus of Hebrew Union College: “Determining the Good: A Jewish Perspective.” An ethical person tries to do the right thing at the right moment. That sounds easy enough. The difficulty arises as soon as one tries to determine what that “right thing” is! How does Judaism “calculate” the good? Join Rabbi Hecht as he takes participants on a journey through a surprising sampling of biblical, rabbinic, and philosophic texts that will reveal Judaism’s answer to this foundational question. Registration is required.

On Friday morning, May 29 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Shavuot Morning Yizkor Service is conducted for the community of the bereaved (online).

Other events coming up in the remainder of May include:

Thursday, May 21: Touch of Torah: 20 minutes of Jewish Enrichment (12:00 – 12:20 p.m., online); 

Eitz Chayim Critical Topics: Practical Forecast regarding Covid-19, a round table discussion featuring Isaac M. Wise Temple congregants and infectious disease specialists Dr. Richard Goodman and Dr. Joshua Schaffzin (8:00 – 9:00 p.m., online). 

Friday, May 22: Shabbat Evening Services, (6:15 – 7:15 p.m., online)

Saturday, May 23: YoFI Shababa Shabbat Service (10:00 – 11:30 a.m., online);

Torah Study (10:45 – 11:45 a.m., online).

Tuesday, May 26: Tuesdays with Torah, led by Rabbi Lindsey Danziger, features “A Mixed Multitude: The Jewish Call to Racial Justice.” Rabbi Danziger looks at Jewish texts and the demographic trends of American Jewry for this examination of race, diversity, and inclusion in the Jewish community. Attendees will discuss the Jewish mandate to help bring about racial justice in the world and have the chance to explore personal roles in bringing about racial justice in the Jewish community. (12:00 – 1:00 p.m., online).

Thursday, May 28: Touch of Torah: 20 minutes of Jewish Enrichment (12:00 – 12:20 p.m., online).,

Friday, May 29: Shabbat Evening Services with Birthday and Anniversary Blessings (6:15 – 7:15 p.m., online)

Saturday, May 30: Torah Study (10:45 – 11:45 a.m., online).


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