May 29, 2019

When Was the Last Time You Pulled an All-Nighter?

Robert Lichtman Chief Jewish Learning Officer
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

On Saturday night, June 8, hundreds of your Greater MetroWest neighbors will be

Jewish wisdom.
Some of them will be at it all night long.

And they invite you to join them!

Saturday night June 8 is the first night of Shavuot, which commemorates our receiving the Torah. For hundreds of years this first night has been established as a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a time to delve deeply into her wisdom.

Your Federation is committed to expanding opportunities for Jewish learning, and so we are delighted to share this link that will take you to information about Torah learning programs taking place on Shavuot night throughout Greater MetroWest and to encourage your participation. We thank each host congregation for sharing this information with us and allowing us to share it with you. If you have questions about a particular program, please use the contact information provided.

Every one of you is welcome to participate in any of these programs. You need not be a member of the host synagogue – or of any synagogue.

What you do need is curiosity about the wisdom of your people, openness in interpreting that wisdom, generosity in sharing your understanding of that wisdom, and consideration of how that wisdom may affect or enhance your life. A nap on Shabbat afternoon and a good pot of coffee is also advised because, as the tradition goes, these sessions can go all night long.

Cramming for a test or meeting a deadline – that’s when you pulled an all-nighter. On June 8, the first night of Shavuot, your Greater MetroWest community offers an all-nighter that will pull you… provoke you… delight you.

If you want to know more about Jewish learning in Greater MetroWest, feel free to contact me at or (973) 929-2950.