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Saturday, May 19, 2018 • 5 Sivan 5778

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 2 days after

Shavuot @ Adas Israel - "The Late Lounge"
70 Faces of Revelation Shivim Panim Shel Matan Torah

Beginning Saturday Evening, May 19


Spend the late hours of Erev Shavuot with the moon, the stars and the Torah. Journey outdoors to our re-imagined desert oasis (on the transformed Connecticut Ave. Plaza); enjoy freshly roasted coffee, mint tea and sweets from around the world; drink Shavuot Shooters and coffee-themed cocktails; lounge out under our tents to the tune of smooth desert beats, niggunim, and soulful words of Torah from an array of DC area rabbis.

Full Shavuot Schedule at Adas

Erev Shavuot, Saturday, May 19 Light Candles at 8:59pm
7:15pm 5 Rabbis, 5 Ways, 5 Revelations Join Rabbis Holtzblatt, Alexander, Rosenbaum, Yolkut and Schwartz as each of them presents a short, thought-provoking interpretation of our theme. A Torah-Slam like you’ve never experienced!
8:45pm Special Yom Tov Ma’ariv led by Cantor Arianne Brown
9:00pm Kiddush and Motzi
9:15pm Break-out Text-Learning Sessions

  • Dr. Edna Friedberg — Notebooks and Milk Cans: Spiritual Resistance in the Ghettos of Nazi Europe (Gewirz Beit Am)
  • William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D. -- The Potential for Transformation: Three Commandments That Never Were and Never Will Be (Biran Beit Midrash)
  • Danny Weininger -- Quantum Mechanics at Har Sinai: Theology? History? Both? (Charles E. Smith Sanctuary)

9:15pm Outside Torah Experience Opens (Food!!)
10:30pm Something New! Join Rabbis Alexander and Holtzblatt on the patio for lots of singing and a Communal Moment of (Spontaneous) Blessings - We need them!

Shavuot Day 1, Sunday, May 20 Light Candles at 9:00pm
9:15am Combined Charles E. Smith Sanctuary & Traditional Egalitarian Minyan Service
11:00am Shavuot Nature Hike for Families with Young Children

6:00pm Mincha/ Maariv/ Kabbalat Chag

Shavuot Day 2, Monday, May 21
9:15am All invited to the service in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary Service
11:00am Yizkor

1:30pm Mincha

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