A Night of Virtual Learning

Tikkun Leil ONLINE

Online learning honoring Shavuot THE NIGHT BEFORE the holiday so all can participate.
Sessions taught by well-known local rabbis and thinkers.

May 27, 2020
9:00 PM - Midnight

Special Teen Tikkun
8:00 - 9:00 PM


9:00 - 9:50 PM
10:00 - 10:50 PM
11:00 PM - 11:50 PM

Thank you for joining us!
It was a beautiful night of community learning!

First Session
9:00 - 9:50 PM

CLASS FULL: Capitalism vs. Socialism – The Jewish Perspective (Rabbi Yisroel Altein)

Rabbi Yisroel Altein is rabbi at Chabad of Pittsburgh.

From Ruth to Coronavirus: An Everchanging World (Rabbi Ari Goldberg)

Rabbi Ari Goldberg is a financial advisor with Hefren-Tillotson following many years in Jewish Education.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Self-Isolation, and Emerging from our Caves: Lessons from the Talmud (Rabbi Danielle Leshaw )

Rabbi Danielle Leshaw is a senior educator and campus support director at Hillel International.

Receiving the Torah: 113 Years of Siyumei Sifrei Torah in Western Pennsylvania (Eric Lidji)

Eric Lidji is the director of the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center.

Self-Awareness and Self-Improvement: A Post-Omer Workshop (Rabbi Jeremy Markiz)

Rabbi Jeremy Markiz is the director of Derekh and youth tefillah at Beth Shalom Congregation.

The Jewish Trolley Problem: Ancient Wisdom for Ethical Dilemmas (Rabbi Aaron Meyer)

Rabbi Aaron Meyer is the senior rabbi at Temple Emanuel of South Hills.

P’tach Libi B’toratecha – Open My Heart to Your Torah (Cantor Julie Newman)

Cantor Julie Newman is the director of Tiferet, and is the interim cantor at Congregation Dor Hadash.

Trauma and Comfort at Mt. Sinai (Rabbi Jonathan Perlman)

Rabbi Jonathan Perlman is the rabbi at New Light Congregation and UPMC Palliative Coordinator and Chaplain.

Second Session
10:00 - 10:50 PM

CLASS FULL: Me-eimatai? How Ancient Rabbis Saved Judaism by (Re-)Inventing It (Rabbi Seth Adelson)

Rabbi Seth Adelson is the senior rabbi at Beth Shalom Congregation.

Humor and the Sacred (Rabbi Aaron Bisno)

Rabbi Aaron Bisno is the senior rabbi at Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Moving Forward While Staying Still: Jewish Spirals of Time (Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife)

Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife leads Kesher and is executive director of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute.

What God Requires of Us – Mitzvot, Middot & You (Rabbi Jamie Gibson)

Rabbi Jamie Gibson is the senior rabbi at Temple Sinai.

Hassidut to Soothe the Quarantined Soul (Rabbi Mark Goodman)

Rabbi Mark Goodman is a community rabbi in Pittsburgh and leads Brith Sholom Synagogue in Erie.

Caring for the Afflicted – The Model of Ruth (Dr. Beth Kissileff)

Dr. Beth Kissileff is an editor, author, and freelance journalist focused on the Jewish world.

Endangering Oneself to Save Others: Jewish Ethics and Halacha (Rabbi Levi Langer)

Rabbi Levi Langer is rosh kollel at the Kollel Jewish Learning Center.

From Pittsburgh to Jerusalem: Awaiting the Era of Redemption (Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld)

Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld is the director of Chabad Young Professionals.

Third Session
11:00 - 11:50 PM

The Righteousness of Ordinary People: Stories from Tractate Ta’anit (Rabbi Amy Bardack)

Rabbi Amy Bardack is the director of Jewish life and learning at the Jewish Federation.

Learning the Torah of Jewish Women's Lives: A Historical Perspective (Danielle Kranjec)

Danielle Kranjec is the senior Jewish educator at Hillel Jewish University Center.

The Challenge of Ancient Liturgy for the Modern Jew (Rabbi Yaier Lehrer)

Rabbi Yaier Lehrer is the rabbi at Adat Shalom.

Finding Faith in Times of Trouble: The Book of Ruth as a paradigm (Rabbi Jeffrey Myers)

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers is the rabbi at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation.

Kindness: Before, During and After COVID19 (Rabbi Ron Symons)

Rabbi Ron Symons is the senior director of Jewish life and director of the Center for Loving Kindness at the JCC.

In the Meantime: How Jews Perpetuated the Memory of the Second Temple and the Hope of Its Rebuilding (Rabbi Daniel Yolkut)

Rabbi Daniel Yolkut is the senior rabbi at Congregation Poale Zedeck.

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