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Standing Again at Sinai: A Shavuot Seminar at Museum at Eldridge Street

Standing Again at Sinai: A Shavuot Seminar

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  • Jun. 01, 2022, 7:45pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • Suggested Donation $10-$12 - Advanced Registration Required
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Shavuot marks the anniversary of the People of Israel accepting God's commandments at Mt. Sinai. But what about those who weren't born into the Jewish community and want to join? The Book of Ruth is traditionally read in synagogues on Shavuot, in part, because Ruth was understood to be the model convert to Judaism. In this class, explore the Talmudic sages' positions regarding the acceptance of converts to Judaism, specifically in relation to the Torah and the Covenant between God and the People of Israel. Rabbi Aviad Bodner serves as Rabbi of Congregation Ramath Orah on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He earned an LLB in Law from Bar Ilan University and received his semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Before Ramath Orah, he served as Rabbi at Stanton Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side for five years (2014-2019). He also teaches at the Ramaz Upper school in the Tanach, Talmud and JLT departments.

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About Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

Lower East Side, NY


  • Standard hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-3pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: No
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: No
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food not allowed at all
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: No

  • The Museum at Eldridge Street is a cultural institution that tells the stories of Jewish immigrant life, old New York, and architecture and historic preservation through the lens of its home–the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Opened in 1887, the synagogue was the first grand house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Today, it is a meticulously restored National Historic Landmark and it is one of the few remaining markers of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side. More than 40,000 visitors a year join us for a vibrant slate of programming, including building tours, walking tours, concerts, lectures, family programs, and art exhibitions.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Nearest public transportation stop: Grand Street Station - B & D; East Broadway - F Train
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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