Annual Celebration of Jewish Learning

Saturday, June 8, 6:00pm onwards

Be part of a unique, community-wide celebration of meaningful Jewish learning, bringing together people of all perspectives and backgrounds. Stay for an hour -- or several -- it's your choice.

Amazing teachers, ranging from secular to Orthodox, offer learning sessions on Jewish topics of every sort, beginning at 6:00pm and lasting all night.

The event also includes free childcare and an outdoor bonfire​. At 9:25pm there will be a gathering to welcome participants, and snacks will be served at about 9:40pm.


This gathering celebrates the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the Jewish people receiving the Torah, and is called a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. Jewish Gateways cosponsors this event, and Rabbi Bridget Wynne teaches one of the sessions. 

Rabbi Bridget's Session: Creating Hope


Hope seems to be in short supply in these frightening and turbulent times. We'll explore the differences between optimism and hope, and ways we can draw on Jewish tradition to create hope, along with others who are making that choice. 


WHERE: Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley


WHO: No previous background is necessary, and all are welcome!


HOW: Come whenever you want. There is no need to preregister, and the event is free. The schedule of workshops is here.  

CHILDCARE: Free childcare and a sleeping room (for ages 2 and up) are available 7:00pm-12:00am. Parents must provide bedding and stay on site. For further information or to register your children please email


Sponsoring organizations include: Aquarian Minyan, Beth Chaim, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Hebrew Free Loan, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay, Jewish Federation and Community Foundation of the East Bay, Jewish Gateways, Jewish Studio Project, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Lehrhaus Judaica, Minyan Dafna, Moishe House Berkeley, Or Zarua Reconstructionist Havurah of the East Bay, Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Temple Isaiah, Temple Sinai, Tikkun Magazine, Wilderness Torah, YeaShore.


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