On the first night of Shavuot, Jews throughout the world observe the centuries-old custom of conducting an all-night vigil dedicated to Torah learning and preparation for receiving the Torah anew the next morning. 

One explanation for this tradition is that the Jewish people did not rise early on the day G‑d gave the Torah, and it was necessary for G‑d Himself to awaken them. To compensate for their behaviour, Jews have accepted upon themselves the custom of remaining awake all night.

Join us for a night of learning and inspiration this Shavuot!

DURING DINNER
MORAL DILEMMAS. INTRIGUING FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCES

Keith Bethlehem.
As a lawyer who works with insurance companies many dilemmas arise. For example: "Do you lean towards favouring the 'little guy' if it makes a difference to his personal life over the insurer?"

David Citer.
Sharing his very personal story, facing a very challenging moral dilemma.

Dr Mandy Fletcher.
As Head of Paediatrics in a local hospital, Mandy will be sharing real-life stories of moral dilemmas she faces daily. For example "should you administer CPR to save a life, without quality of life?" and many other questions...  

Leigh Leibowitz.
As a lawyer and Police force employee, Leigh confronts moral dilemmas within the framework that apply to herself and to others in the Police force.

Darren Shacknofsky.
Ethical Dilemmas in Business.

  
8:00 PM

MORAL FAILURE OR DESTINY. KING DAVID &  BAT-SHEVA. 
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED?

REBBETZIN FRUMA SCHAPIRO

9:00 PM
ORGAN DONATION IN JUDAISM. TO SAVE A LIFE.

RABBI CHAIM COWAN

9:45 PM
FRUITS OF SIN. CAN A MURDERER INHERIT? 
RABBI NOCHUM SCHAPIRO

10:45 PM
OPEN MIC. MEMBERS SHARE LESSONS AND INSIGHTS IN JEWISH ETHICS.

  • Shane Barbanel
  • Yosi Barukh
  • Walter Cowen
  • David Helman
  • Meyer Mussry
  • Eric Nobel
  • Shaun Rogut
  • Brent Roozendaal
  • Eric Sandelowsky
  • Peter Sinclair
  • Haylene Treisman

12:00 AM
MENTAL HEALTH IN JUDAISM
RABBI ZALMAN KASTEL

1:00 AM
QUEST FOR HAPPINESS 
RABBI MENDY SCHAPIRO

2:00 AM
JEWISH MEDITATION
YEHOSHUA ISRAEL

3:00 - 5:30 AM (Dawn)
CHAVRUTA LEARNING