A Night of Jewish Learning

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Free and Open to the Community


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2023 | 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

Class topics and instructors are listed below.


10:00 – 10:50 PM
Hakhel: A Year of Unity
Rabbi Yisroel Altein, Chabad of Squirrel Hill
10:00 – 10:50 PM
The Centrality of Diaspora
Rabbi Amy Bardack, Dor Hadash
10:00 – 10:50 PM
The Scroll of Naomi: A Look at Ruth Through the Eyes of the Other Strong Woman in the Narrative
Cantor Michal Gray-Schaffer, Congregation B’nai Abraham in Butler
10:00 – 10:50 PM
Judaism Disrupted: A Look at the New, Old, and Reconstructed
Rabbi Sharyn Henry, Rodef Shalom Congregation & Rabbi Jessica Locketz, Pittsburgh-area rabbi and educator
10:00 – 10:50 PM
Rules for Engagement: Exploring Nuance as a Jewish Value
Liron Lipinsky, International Vice President of Enrichment Strategy for BBYO
10:00 – 10:50 PM
Ezekiel’s Amazing Dream of God
Rabbi/Hazan Jeff Myers, Tree of Life Congregation
10:00 – 10:50 PM
Back on the Rack: How Israel Lost its Right to High End Fashion After the Golden Calf
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, New Light Congregation
10:00 – 10:50 PM
Working Together to “Become a Better Me”: An Invitation to Mussar
Rabbi Ron Symons, Senior Director of Jewish life and Director of the Center for Loving Kindness at the Jewish Community Center
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Wrestling with God: How to Find a Theology that Works for You
Rabbi Seth Adelson, Beth Shalom Congregation
11:00 – 11:50 PM
The Master We Never Met: Two Rabbis Reflect on the Impact of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik
Rabbi Yitzi Genack, Shaare Torah Congregation & Rabbi Daniel Yolkut, Congregation Poale Zedeck
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Midnight Nigun: The Torah of Songs Without Words
Cantor Stefanie Greene, Senior Jewish Educator at the Edward and Rose Berman Hillel University Center of Pittsburgh
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Women Talking: Female Conversations in the Book of Ruth
Dr. Beth Kissileff; editor, author and freelance journalist focused on the Jewish world
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Loving Your Neighbor in a Divided World
Rabbi Yaier Lehrer, Adat Shalom
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Democracy in Judaism
Rabbi Danny Schiff, Federation Scholar at the Jewish Federation
11:00 – 11:50 PM
Artificial Intelligence: A Jewish Ethics Perspective
Rabbi Doniel Schon, Associate Rosh Kollel at the Kollel Jewish Learning Center
11:00 – 11:50 PM
The Hebrew Prophets are Still Speaking to Us: Are We Still Listening or Do We Need New Voices?
Rabbi Barbara Symons, Temple David in Monroeville
12:00 – 12:50 AM
Finding Sparks of Holiness in a Wi-Fi World
Judge Dan Butler presides over civil and criminal cases and travels almost weekly to speak on Jewish topics
12:00 – 12:50 AM
Truman and Jacobson: An American Friendship Influences the Dawning of the State of Israel
Rabbi Daniel Fellman, Temple Sinai
12:00 – 12:50 AM
Bringing Her Bikkurim: Women, Shavuot, and Torah
Danielle Kranjec, Associate Vice President of Hillel International’s Center for Jewish and Israel Education
12:00 – 12:50 AM
Genetically Modified Designer Babies
Rabbi Levi Langer, Rosh Kollel at the Kollel Jewish Learning Center
12:00 – 12:50 AM
The Mystical Jew: Why G-D Needs us to Complete His Master Plan
Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld, Director of Chabad Young Professionals and rabbi of The CYP Shul
12:00 – 12:50 AM
Terumah – Rabbinic Insights into How We Create a Culture of Giving
Rabbi Andy Shugerman, Development Director at Beth Shalom Congregation

Squirrel Hill JCC - Darlington Entrance

5723 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Host Committee





Sponsored by

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh


Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

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