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Tikkun Leil Shavuot: “Can I still have a Bar Mitzvah if my mother is a toaster oven?”
June 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For the past several years on the evening of Shavuot, Rabbi Daniel and Rabbi Marjorie have taught alongside Rabbi Moshe Saks as part of Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, the tradition of late-night Torah study on this holiday traditionally commemorating the giving of Torah on Mount Sinai. This year, they will be away, as Rabbi Daniel takes part in his 40th High School Reunion.
Temple Israel will still be hosting a Tikkun, with Barbara Dershowitz serving as a guest teacher. The title of her presentation is “Can I still have a Bar Mitzvah if my mother is a toaster oven?”
In it, she will look at Jewish thought about the nature of humanity and intelligence, using sources ranging from the Golem tales to modern Artificial Intelligence. The program will start at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th at Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson Street.
Dairy desserts will accompany the program.