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Shavuot Eve Study

May 16 – 4 PM-8:30 PM Eastern Time

Feel free to drop in anytime during the program and stay as long as you like!
Schedule Will Be Posted Soon!

Secular Humanistic Jews celebrate Shavuot with Jewish literature and ideas from all eras, not only the Torah, and we agree with the Talmud’s sages that “study leads to action.” Join Leaders and Rabbis in Secular Humanistic Judaism as they turn our Tikkun Leil Shavuot into Tikkun Olam/Repairing the world through learning experiences with people and organizations doing good here and now!

Short 15-20 minute learning sessions, varied topics, many presenters and all free (with advance registration). More details on the program (including exact schedule) to come, so stay tuned or REGISTER HERE.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Ittay Flescher Education Director of Jewish-Arab youth program Kids4Peace in Jerusalem, journalist with Plus61J.

Dr. Rachel Havrelock Founder and director of the University of Illinois – Chicago Freshwater Lab, a humanities-based initiative focused on research, teaching, and public awareness about the Great Lakes. Associate Professor of English at UIC with additional focus on the Middle East and Biblical Literature.

Jared Jackson – Internationally recognized diversity and equity inclusion advocate as Founder and Executive Director of Jews in all Hues.

Dr. Keren McGinity  Specialist in intermarriage and spokesperson against sexual harassment in Jewish organizations. Research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University and Interfaith Specialist at United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism.

Naftuli Moster – advocate for general education in ultra-Orthodox schools as Executive Director of Yaffed.

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein  Theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, Assistant Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred.

Michal Shomer  Israeli graphic designer who recently developed a new font for multi-gendered Hebrew writing.

ADDITIONAL CONFIRMED PRESENTERS AS OF 4/19/2021

Rabbi Susan Averbach  – The Middle Way Society, blogs at https://rabbijubu.com/.

Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D. – Dean for North America of IISHJ, Rabbi of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation.

– Rabbi Greg EpsteinHumanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, Author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.

– Rabbi Jeffrey Falick – Rabbi of The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism

Paul Golin – Executive Director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

Rabbi Denise Handlarski, Ph.D. – Rabbi of SecularSynagogue.com, Assistant Professor at Trent School of Education. Author of The A to Z of Intermarriage.

– Rebecca Ireland – Teenage social justice activist, Tri-Valley Cultural Jews

– Rabbi Miriam Jerris, Ph.D. – Rabbi of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, Associate Professor of Professional Development at the IISHJ.

– Rabbi Jodi Kornfeld, Ph.D. – Rabbi of Beth Chaverim Humanistic Jewish Community.

Rabbi Sivan Maas – Dean of Tmura-IISHJ, Jerusalem.

Rabbi Shlomit Myers – Rabbi of Sicha-Ein Dor, Israel.

– Rabbi Judith Seid – Tri-Valley Cultural Jews