Two Ways to Celebrate Shavuot

Save the Date! Two Ways to Celebrate Shavuot

1) In North Adams
Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Celebrating the Many Faces of Torah
Saturday, May 19, 8 PM

To honor the occasion of the Giving of the Torah, we will gather for a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening devoted to Jewish study and reflection, on Saturday, May 19. Beginning at 8:00 PM, we will gather at CBI for Kiddush and Havdalah Service, followed by presentations offered by members of the CBI community. These presentations can come in any form: stories, questions for exploration, text study, songs, lecture, artistic creations, poetry, light physical exercise, meditation, social justice, etc.

If you would like to present something (or would like to consider the possibility of offering something that you wish to discuss), please contact Pam Wax,, who will again organize the evening’s schedule of offerings. But, as always, please feel free to join us, even if you are not planning to present!

Cheesecake and other dairy desserts (a Shavuot staple) are welcome.

2) Our Hudson Valley Retreat
May 18-20, Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring NY

CBI is partnering with Beacon Hebrew Alliance (Beacon, NY), Temple Beth El of City Island (City Island, NY) and Shtiebel (Rivertowns, NY) on an immersive Shavuot retreat weekend in the Hudson Valley May 18-20. We’ll meet at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Springwhere we’ll gather with other seekers for an incredible opportunity to connect with powerful teachings, beautiful music, stupendous natural surroundings and each other.

Teachers include Rabbi Rachel, Rabbi David Evan Markus, Rabbi Brent Spodek, Rabbi Ben Newman, and Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of The Gefilteria, a new kind of food venture launched with the mission of reimagining eastern European Jewish cuisine and adapting classic dishes to the values and tastes of a new generation. There will be yoga, hiking, learning, singing, and more.

What revelation awaits you this year? What are the emotional, intellectual and spiritual “first fruits” that you want to uplift and be thankful for? Join us, and open yourself to transformation! Learn more and register here


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