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Shavuot Dinner & Night of Learning

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5 Sivan 5784

6:00 PM - 11:55 PM

Join us for a special Shavuot night of learning as we enjoy a special dairy dinner and study late into the night to reenact receiving Torah at Mount Sinai. Scroll down to register for the learning programs.

We look forward to learning from Shearith Israelites and the greater Atlanta Jewish community members on topics related to Sinai and Jerusalem, revelation and our practice of Jewish traditions, and the war in Israel and Gaza.  

The night will feature a range of sessions featuring Ken Stein, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science, and Israeli Studies at Emory, Geoff Levin, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Jewish Studies and core faculty member at the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory and author of the new book Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978Eli Sperling, Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in the University of Georgia’s Department of International Affairs and author of the new book Singing the Land: Hebrew Music and Early Zionism in America, Emily Kaiman, J Street's Deputy Director of Jewish Communal Engagement, and CSI's own former summer Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Sammy Rosenbaum.

Additional sessions will be led by Rabbis Kaiman, Helfand, and Ilan Schwartz

Registration for Shavuot dinner has now closed, but all are welcome to services and the learning sessions throughout the night

Scroll down to register for the Shavuot Night of Learning.



To view the schedule in grid form, click here.

6 pm

  • Mincha (Chapel) 

6:15 pm

  • Dinner & Introduction Shiur (Sinai & Zion) - Rabbi Kaiman - Goldstein Social Hall 

7 - 8 pm

  • Sinai & Zion Q&A - Geoff Levin, Eli Sperling, and Emily Kaiman in conversation; moderated by Rabbi Helfand (Zimmerman Hall)
  • Hamas - Israel War: Preliminary Lessons Learned - Ken Stein in dialogue with Rabbi Kaiman (Sanctuary)
  • Tell Me About the God You Don't Believe In: The annual reaffirming of what we do believe - Rabbi Ilan Schwartz (Chapel)

8 - 8:15 pm

  • Cheesecake Break (Goldstein)

8:15 - 9:10 pm

  • Conversation About Our Palestine Question - Geoff Levin and Rabbi Kaiman  (Sanctuary)
  • Hope in the Midst of Trauma: Stories from Israel and the West Bank - Emily Kaiman (Zimmerman Hall)
  • Malki Tzedek, Shalem, and Bereishit Ch. 14: The Mysteries Within - Rabbi Sammy Rosenbaum (Chapel)

9:10 - 9:30 pm

Ma'ariv (Sanctuary)

9:30 - 10:20 pm

  • Singing the Land: Hebrew Music and Early Zionism in America - Eli Sperling (Zimmerman Hall)
  • The Art of Seeing: Eyes and Ears at Mount Sinai - Rabbi Helfand (Lobby)

10:20 - 10:30 pm

  • Break

10:30 pm - 12 am

  • Sinai & Zion: Humility & Confidence followed by late night schmoozing - Rabbi Kaiman (Lobby)

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