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May 9, 2013 by mcknz

Shavuot is coming so quickly! There’s a lot going on – we can’t wait to see you. Here’s what is happening at Kolot for Shavuot.
EREV SHAVUOT: Tuesday, May 14 to Weds, May 15 at 7 AM
ONE: In The Voice of Our Mothers, starring Kolot member Yvonne Brechbuler and others, with talk-back with the actors and director.
6:30-8:30 PM in the Kolot Sanctuary (1012 Eighth Ave., Park Slope)
Breathing life into ancient texts and told this time from the point of view of the women, “In The Voice of Our Mothers” reveals the intimate and powerful narratives of our Biblical matriarchs. As they invite us into their worlds, we are in familiar territory. Here are generations of women, learning, risking, and loving in all its complicated forms. We witness their journey through deserts of discoverye, moving wiht audacity towards that dance of freedom on the other side of the sea. We cannot help but follow into our own lives.
TWO: Brit: Creating a Covenant for Employers of Domestic Workers
8:30-9:30 PM in the Kolot Sanctuary (1012 Eighth Ave., Park Slope)
Do you employ a nanny, housecleaner, home health aide, or any other worker in your home? Do you know your responsibilities as a fair employer? What would “fair employment” look like in a Jewish home? Together we will examine a developing Code of Conduct for Park Slope employers of domestic workers and study Jewish texts that can lead us to creating a brit, a Jewish covenant, that can serve us as our Jewish code of conduct. Just as on Shavuot we receive and immediately begin to interpret Torah, so too can we receive the Code and immediately work together to make it our own.
Contact for more details or if you’d like to help plan.
8:00 PM to 7:00 AM at Congregation Beth Elohim (8th Ave & Garfield, Park Slope)
RSVPs encouraged on Facebook
Join us on May 14th as a host of Brooklyn’s minyanim and synagogues come together for an all-night celebration for the holiday of Shavuot commemorating the giving of the Ten Commandments.

Starting at 8pm with services and cheesecake and ending with Sunrise Services at 5:30am, come for all or part of the night and enjoy a program of learning, singing, and dancing as some of Brooklyn’s finest teachers gather in one place for one of the most diverse Tikkun Leil Shavuot celebrations around. 
See the full schedule here:
Sessions led by: Arthur Strimling, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Student Rabbi Trisha Arlin, Joe Gindi, Student Rabbi Ben Resnick,Naomi Less, Joey Weisenberg, David Wolkin, Bronwen Mullin, Cantor Josh Breitzer, Rabbi Marc Katz, Dasi Fruchter, Marisa Harford, and many more!!!
Interested in knowing why we study and celebrate all night on Shavuot? Click here.
Co-Sponsored by: Altshul, Brooklyn Jews, Congregation Beth Elohim, Congregation Mount Sinai, Jewish Meditation Center of Brooklyn, Kolot Chayeinu: Voices of Our Lives, Locally Grown Shabbat, Mishkan Minyan, Moishe House, Park Slope Jewish Center, Prospect Heights Shul, Shir HaMaalot, and Union Temple of Brooklyn.

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