INTO THE NIGHT, a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, will be presented by Downtown Jews @ The 14th Street Y, with LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture on Saturday May 23, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at The 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York City. More than 20 downtown community partners will join in the second annual nocturnal journey through conversation, culture and ritual. The evening will feature art, music, ritual, lectures, conversations and yoga with accompanying cello and include LABA fellows, LAB/Shul Storahtellers, artists, musicians, teachers, and rabbis. Admission is free. For more information, please visit http://www.14streety.org/intothenight. There will be programs for all levels of observance. A photo ID is required for entry. Advance RSVP is recommended. Please sign up at 14streety.org/tikkun.
The Tikkun is an all-night, free event, like the White Nights of culture, so popular in European cities in the early months of summer. The event will feature original art, and artists, musicians, teachers, philosophers and rabbis from downtown synagogues and community organizations who will lead sessions and workshops designed to awaken attendees from their emotional, spiritual, and intellectual slumbers.
The event is a major initiative from the 14th Street Y’s Executive Director, Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein, who sees the Y as a center for a newly reinvigorated downtown Jewish life. “We are once again thrilled to be able to convene some of the most innovative Jewish organizations in the world – all located in downtown New York – for this event. Programs like LABA, Lab/Shul Storahtelling and Downtown Jews, (a network of Jewish communities, organizations and individuals in downtown Manhattan organized by the Y to broaden, strengthen and diversify the Downtown Jewish Community) are reimagining Jewish life for the 21st century. The ability to share and explore together will strengthen and inspire us as a community of thinkers, dreamers and believers,” said Rabbi Epstein.
The evening will include Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi Rachel Weiss of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, Zach Fredman and Epichorus of The New Shul, Itzhak and Margalit Beery with a shamanic movement experience, actor and photographer Gili Getz, an interfaith experience with participants from Union Theological Seminary, yoga accompanied by Cellist Elad Kabilio, and the Jewish Plays Project, among others. A full schedule of participants and program can be found below and online at www.14streety.org/tikkun.
An All Star Jewish Jam Session
Join Uri Sharlin and some of NYC’s best musicians, including LABA fellow Andy Teirstein and alumni Nada Lev, for an all star music jam leading into midnight.
The Forbidden Conversation
It’s time to speak the unspoken when it comes to Israel
Actor Gili Getz will present a new and personal non-fiction monologue about the heated arguments that his family had during the recent war in Gaza. He will then lead a curated conversation about Israel with Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein. Come share your love and pride, your disappointment and shame. All opinions welcome.
How do we make time holy? What boundaries, physical and emotional, do we have to cross? Join us for an exploration into these questions with learning led by Ruby Namdar, dance by LeeSaar The Company and digital art by OMTA.
A Transformative Journey to Repair Your Inner World
Join Itzhak and Margalit Beery for a transformative shamanic journey to repair your inner world. Think of a time when you felt truly whole and connected to your passion; a time when your body, mind and spirit were one. Using shamanic drumming, vision, expressive movement, vocals and music, find your passion and shake obstacles in order to repair your inner world.
Downtown Jews is a network of downtown Jewish organizations and individuals convened by The 14th Street Y. Downtown Jews includes: Brotherhood Synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, East End Temple, Hazon, The Jewish Plays Project, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, LAB/Shul, Manny Cantor Center, The New Shul, Ohel Ayalah, NYU Bronfman Center, JCP Downtown, The Center for Creative Judaism, Congregation Magen David, Metropolitan Synagogue, PresenTense, Reboot, Kol Hakfar, Dor Chadash, The Stanton Street Shul, The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue, Town & Village Synagogue, The Village Temple.
INTO THE NIGHT is made possible thanks to the generous support of the UJA-Federation of New York and a grant from the Covenant Foundation.
Teachers, Musicians and Artists:
Rabbi Dr. Judith Hauptman, Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein, Elana Friedman, Rabbi Gavriel Bellino, Misha Shulman, Vanessa Hidary – The Hebrew Mamita, Cantor Michael Weis, Dr. Sharon Keller, Rabbi Larry Sebert & Bronwen Mullin, Jeremy Stoller & Benjamin Kamine, Hanan Harchol, Rabbi David Gaffney, Shira Kline, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Reverend Kimberleigh Jordan, Ph.D, Julie Gayer Kris & Elad Kabilio, Itzhak & Margalit Beery, Gili Getz, Omer & Tal Golan (OMTA), Lee Sher & Saar Harari, Zach Fredman, Ruby Namdar, Misha Shulman, Siona Benjamin, David Tuchman.
About The Arts at the 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y is a cultural center focused on innovation and connection. We play host to some of New York City’s most cutting-edge theater and dance companies and produce our own original programming through LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture.
About Downtown Jews
Downtown Jews is a network of downtown Jewish organizations and individuals convened by The 14th Street Y. The goal of Downtown Jews is to strengthen the fabric of Jewish life in lower Manhattan. Included in this growing network are: Brotherhood Synagogue, Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, Conservative Synagogue of Fifth Avenue, East End Temple, Hazon, The Jewish Plays Project, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, LAB/Shul, Manny Cantor Center, The New Shul, Ohel Ayalah, NYU Bronfman Center, JCP Downtown, The Center for Creative Judaism, Congregation Magen David, Metropolitan Synagogue, PresenTense, Reboot, Kol Hakfar, Dor Chadash, The Stanton Street Shul, The Sixth Street Community Synagogue, Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue, Town & Village Synagogue, The Village Temple.
About The 14th Street Y
The 14th Street Y serves over 10,000 East Village residents each year with a variety of community programs including a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Aquatics Program, a Preschool, Baby & Toddler classes, After School programs, Sports Leagues and Arts & Culture events. The 14th Street Y is proud to be a part of the Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 125-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.
Location: The 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
(Between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003