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Shavuot Tikkun

Join Fabrangen, Tifereth Israel, Ohev Sholom, Minyan Segulah, Shirat HaNefesh and Minyan Roehfor for all-night study at our community Tikkun Leil Shavout on May 23-24, 2015.

Joint Tikkun begins  at Tifereth Israel

11:10 pm-12:25 am – Clergy program with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, Maharat Ruth Friedman, Rabbi Ethan Seidel and Rabbi Gerald Serotta: “How Difficult Should it be to Convert to Judaism? A Cross-Denominational Discussion”
12:25-12:45 am – Singing with Chazzan Ramón Tasat
12:45-1:oo am – Refreshments
1:05 -1:50 am – Communal session 1
1:50 All Proceed to Ohev Sholom
2:05-2:55 am
– Communal session 2
2:55-3:05 am – Break
3:05-3:55 am – Communal session 3
3:55-4:05 am – Break
4:05- 4:50 am – Communal session 4

After Joint Tikkun

4:40 am Early Shavuot Services at Ohev Sholom
5:00 am Minyan Segulah service, co-sponsored by Tifereth Israel at Tifereth Israel
9:00 am Regular Shavuos Services at Tifereth Israel
9:15 am Regular Shavuot services at Ohev Sholom

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Upcoming Musical Events

Washington Jewish Music Festival
May 7-17, area venues. with Neshama Carelebach. jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, Judeo-Arabic retro-folk, and more.

"When Music Speaks, Worlds Open"
Zemer Chai Choral Concert, Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 PM, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase.

When Music Speaks, Worlds Open

Max on Heschel

Max Ticktin, along with his wife Esther, has been the heart and soul of Fabrangen since arriving in Washington in 1972, a year after Fabrangen started. Max was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1947 and holds a masters in Hebrew literature. For nearly 30 years, he shaped the Hillel movement at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago, focusing particularly on social justice causes. He is also a pioneer in the Havurah and Jewish Renewal movement, creating the "Upstairs Minyan" at the University of Chicago.
In January 2013, Dr. Marsha Rozenblit, a noted historian and longtime Fabrangen member, sat down with Max at his home to discuss the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a few weeks past Heschel's 40th yahrtzeit. More . . .