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All Night @ Sinai - Shavuot

All Night @ Sinai - Shavuot



TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Jewish Learning Centre, 1845 Mathers Avenue

204.339.8737 /

Free Admission. Open to both Men and Women.
Light refreshments will be served following the first session, followed by Mincha. Maariv will take place after the second session at 10:15pm, with plenty of food for thought!

Generously sponsored by the Podheiser Family Foundation


8:00 pm

Lessons and inspiration 
from the tablets of stone

The Ten Commandments is the most famous set of laws in human history. It has influenced many religions and legal systems and inspired untold millions. The two stone tablets—the medium upon which the commandments were engraved—are also the subject of study and a source of inspiration. We will scrutinize the shape of the tablets, its container (the Ark), and the format of the commandments to derive important lessons that pertain to our mission in life, familial relationships, and the intersection of our spiritual aspirations with our social behavior.

9:30 pm

A project of the
Jewish Learning Institute

Exploring fascinating Talmudic passages 
about the revelation at Sinai

What is the significance of the numeric theme—three—of the holiday of Shavuot? Why did G‑d have to threaten the Jews: "Accept the Torah or I will drop a mountain on your heads!"? Were the Jews acting impulsively when they accepted the Torah without question? We will learn about these topics and more, as we experience an authentic session of Talmudic study. We will study a page of Talmud along with some of its basic commentaries, as it discusses and shares insight into the events that surrounded the Sinaitic revelation.