Where Sinai Meets Spadina
Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival
Saturday, May 23
Family Tikkun Dinner: 5:30 – 7:30 PM ($5/person – register in advance)
Main Program: 8:30 PM – 6:00 AM (Free event, including kids and teen programs)
At the Miles Nadal JCC | 750 Spadina Avenue
ReBar (10:30-11:30 PM)
With Michael Blumenthal, Tamara Caplan, Avi Minkowitz, Jessica Taylor, and Sydney Tyber | Jacobs Lounge (first floor)
If you could do one thing differently about your B-Mitzvah (Bar or Bat), what would it be and why? Storytellers reminisce and reimagine about coming of age and what those commitments mean to them today. Inspired by rebarproject.org and presented in partnership with Reboot.
Michael Blumenthal is from Montreal and is studying Environmental Design at OCAD University. Tamara Caplan is the director of Hillel at York and a dedicated Jewish community professional committed to empowering Jewish youth and Jewish continuity. Avi Minkowitz studied in Yeshiva and at York University and is now pursuing a PhD at Ryerson in Environmental and Applied Science and Management. Jessica Taylor is the Manager of Leadership Initiatives at UJA's Community Connect (COCO) and was inspired to take ownership of her Jewish identity after Young Adult March of the Living. Sydney Tyber is a PhD candidate in English Literature and Performance, a high school English teacher, has been a Taglit-Birthright staff member, and an active member of Hillel on campus.
The Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot is co-presented by Annex Shul, Beach Hebrew Institute, Beth Torah, City Shul, Congregation Darchei Noam, Congregation Shir Libeynu, Danforth Jewish Circle, Downtown Jewish Community School, First Narayever Congregation, Habonim Dror/Camp Gesher, Hillel of Greater Toronto, Holy Blossom Temple, Jewish Family & Child, Kensington Torah Circle, Kulanu Toronto, Limmud Toronto, Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Moishe House Toronto, Nefesh HaChayim, Ontario Jewish Archives Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs, and UJA Federation’s Committee for Yiddish.