Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Into The Night
Saturday May 19 2018 - Sunday May 20 2018
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Downtown Jewish Life
344 East 14th Street New York NY, 10003
Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Hosted by The 14th Street Y on Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 6:00 PM & into the night
More than 20 downtown community partners will join in the fifth-annual night-time journey through conversation, culture, and ritual.
The Tikkun Leil Shavuot is a nightlong journey through culture in the vein of the many vernal “White Nights” of European traditions. The event will feature conversation and ritual led by artists, musicians, shamans, teachers, scholars, and rabbis. Downtown synagogues and community organizations will lead sessions, workshops, and performances designed to provoke philosophical discussion with attendees from ALL levels of observance.
From music jams to tastings to ritual discussions; all events during the night will provide an environment of thought, culture, creativity, and an extension past one’s daily life. While learning deep INTO THE NIGHT, Jewish texts will be explored and unique insights will be discovered as people from all ages and backgrounds grow and change.
Admission is FREE and there will be programs for all levels of observance.
Introducing this year’s Downtown Tikkun, the In[heir]itance Project will provide a thoughtful, interactive performances on founding patriarchs and matriarchs – Abraham, Sarah, Rebecca, Jacob, and Rachel/Leah – and weaving their ancient stories with modern social lens. Each play was conceived in a different city and explores a different character and setting, but the series is united by an overarching theme of our shared humanity. Through the medium of collaborative theater, the In[HEIR]itance Project holds a mirror up to our community and cultural identities, encouraging you to reflect on your own experiences and be enriched by your surroundings.
Beneath the Surface
An exciting performance will be presented in the 14th Street Y’s pool to further push the boundaries of where we find art in our space. Excerpts of “Beneath the Surface”, a site-specific underwater dance experience by Lenora Lee Dance, featuring Yi-Ting Hsu and Lenora Lee, is sure to engage all audiences.
For the first time ever, this year’s offerings include a Hebrew Track, during which all will engage with artists, stories, texts, and Kabalah in Hebrew, led by Midrasha New York. Another special program will feature A Talmud Shiur Focusing on Women’s Voices in the Talmud, and Rabbi Eva Sax-Bolder from the Shul of NY will lead guests through English and Hebrew chants as we explore our own paths through the wilderness, bamidbar, to receiving Torah. Come with an open heart for this participatory chanting, drumming, and meditation experience.