A Night of Jewish Learning

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Free and Open to the Community


TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024 | 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM



Join your Pittsburgh community in person for a night of learning with well-known local rabbis and thinkers.

No Registration Necessary

Cheesecake & Coffee
Dietary Laws Observed

10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Positivity Bias: Revealing the Beauty in a Fractured World
Chani Altein, Co-director of Chabad of Squirrel Hill
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Maybe God Isn’t the Big Man in the Sky
Rabbi Amy Bardack, Dor Hadash
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Liberal Zionism Today
Rabbi Daniel Fellman, Temple Sinai
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
The Role of Liturgical Poetry on Shavuot
Cantor Toby Glaser, Rodef Shalom Congregation
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Does Ruth Meet Her Bashert? Where is the Divine Hand? What is Levirate Marriage?
Rabbi/Hazan Jeff Myers, Tree of Life Congregation
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Sexual Innuendo in the Book of Ruth
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, New Light Congregation
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
Yizkor and Shavuot: Where Private Remembrance Becomes Public
Rabbi Kara Tav, Board Certified Chaplain and educator based in Pittsburgh
10:00 PM – 10:50 PM
The Khazars and Eretz Yisrael
Rabbi Daniel Yolkut, Congregation Poale Zedeck
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
How Did We Get Here? 3,000 Years of Land, Peoplehood and Text
Rabbi Seth Adelson, Beth Shalom Congregation
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
Psalm 23: Facing Dark Times in a Challenging World
Cantor Laura Berman, spiritual leader at Parkway Jewish Center
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
Is Shavuot Still as Meaningful as in the Good Old Days?
Rabbi Yitzi Genack, Shaare Torah Congregation
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
Judaism is About Love: A Conversation About Rabbi Shai Held’s New Idea About Judaism
Rabbi Sharyn Henry, Rodef Shalom Congregation & Adam Reinherz, journalist and Senior Staff Writer at the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
Finding Your Judaism in a Modern World: Walking the Tightrope
Rabbi Yaier Lehrer Adat Shalom
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
From Adam to Ruth: How it all Connects
Yikara Levari, Principal of the girls middle and high schools at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
The 13th Scroll: Torah and the Museum
Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
The Afterlife
Rabbi Danny Schiff, H. Arnold and Adrien B. Gefsky Community Scholar at the Jewish Federation
11:00 PM – 11:50 PM
Idolatry and Its Practical Applications to Modern Life
Rabbi Howie Stein, Temple B’Nai Israel in White Oak
12:00 AM – 12:50 AM
We Take a Moment for Silent Prayer: Ancient Structures, Modern Needs and Personal Expression
Rabbi Larry Freedman, Director of J-JEP, the religious school of Rodef Shalom and Beth Shalom
12:00 AM – 12:50 AM
What Happens at 40: The Cases of Ruth and Rabbi Akiva
Dr. Beth Kissileff Perlman; editor, author and freelance journalist focused on the Jewish world
12:00 AM – 12:50 AM
Revelation, Torah and Resilience on Campus
Danielle Kranjec, Associate Vice President of Hillel International’s Center for Jewish and Israel Education
12:00 AM – 12:50 AM
War and Torah: Halachic Perspectives on and Post-October 7
Rabbi Levi Langer, Rosh Kollel at the Kollel Jewish Learning Center
12:00 AM – 12:50 AM
Teslas at Sinai: The Evolution of the Never-Changing Torah Law
Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld, Director of Chabad Young Professionals and rabbi of the CYP Shul

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