The holiday of Shavuot is nearly upon us. On Shavuot, the Jewish
people encountered G-d in a way never before in human history. Shavuot
is a great time to get inspired with Jewish music and art to help us
prepare for receiving the Torah. Here are some events going on in the
----- Friday-Saturday, June 6-7
Pre-Shavuos Shabbos program in NJ at the Carlebach Minyan of Passaic/Clifton: Friday night davening led by Gili Houpt @7pm with special guest speaker Rabbi Avraham "Zimmy" Zimberg, at the home of the Rothenberg family, 370 Pennington Ave.
Seudah Shlishit around 7pm, at 21 Randolph St, followed by Maariv and a mucial Havdalah with Zimmy and Reb Gili
To get more information or join the email list, call 973-773-8286 or see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/carlebachpassaic
----- Wednesday, June 11
Rainbow Gathering Jerusalem Camp Benefit Show
Don Hills, 511 Greenwich St., on the corner of Spring St.
21 and up
Doors open at 7 pm, show goes all night
Performers: Y Love, Yoshi Fruchter's Pitom, Rav Shmuel, Nehedar, Blanket Statementstein, Aliza Hava, and DJ Handler.
Contact Jacob Fine at 212 920 6988 or jacob.fine@...
---June 25th Wednesday night
Jewish Co-ed a cappella group "Avir" which specializes in Israeli and
traditional Jewish music.
Where: JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave.
Contact info: 917 359 0018
Simply Tsfat will be playing in Long Beach, NY on the Boardwalk
***All of these marked with the asterisk Kol Isha may apply. Please
consult your local orthodox rabbi for more information.
Shavuot is a special time for the Jewish People; the time of
acceptance of the Torah. The Torah has become a primary medium through
which we develop a connection to G-d. It is said by many of the
Chassidic masters that when we pray we go up and talk to G-d, but when
we learn Torah G-d comes down and talks to us. This means that through
the Torah G-d communicates what He desires for us to do in order to
develop a closer relationship with Him. May we all use the gift of
Shavuot to enable us to get closer to Him.
Have a Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,