Kick-start Shavuot with Sh’ma’s Second ‘Virtual Tisch’

Kick-starting the holiday of Shavuot, Sh’ma, a journal of Jewish ideas, is hosting its second “virtual tisch” – a unique online, interactive learning table that will foster Jewish connection and global conversation. Once again, Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu, a New York City-based spiritual community, will lead the learning session. will lead the learning session.

“The May issue of Sh’ma, ‘Claiming Torah,’ coincides with Shavuot, when, tradition tells us, the Torah was revealed,” said Editor-in-Chief Susan Berrin. “Jews throughout the world have long marked the eve of the festival with a tikkun leilShavuot, an all night text study session that includes conversation, reenactments, and explorations of how Torah and learning shape our lives. Our tisch, we hope, will spur connection and introspection in the days leading to the holiday.”

Please join Sh’ma online Thursday, May 24th at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT for this community pre-Shavuot “tisch” (Yiddish for “table”), which will also feature Rabbi Elie Kaunfer of Mechon Hadar, educator Rabbi Lee Moore, author and scholar Tzemah Yoreh, rabbinical student Aaron Potek, and many others on a live webcast.

Participants will enter the tisch through,, and can ask questions or make comments in a real-time live feed.