LIVING INTO THE NEW NORMAL: Shavuot and Pentecost Dialogue with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

From May 27, 2020 5:00 pm until May 27, 2020 6:30 pm
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Join members of the Community of Living Traditions as we meet online to explore our "New Normal" — every Wednesday at 5pm eastern time.

In this session, we will welcome a special guest and one of the founders of CLT, and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb. Toether we will explore the meaning of Jewish holiday of Shavuot and the Christian holiday of Pentecost, both taking place this week.


Shavuot begins on the evening of Thursday, May 28 and goes through Saturday, May 30. The name means seven weeks, which is counted from passover. Tradition holds that this was the day on which the Torah was received at Mt Sinai. This is one of the three harvest festivals in the Jewish calendar and is associated with the barley harvest.

Pentecost takes place on Sunday, May 31 this year. The name means literally “the fiftieth day”, which is counted from Easter. Tradition holds that this was the day that the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples after Jesus's death and resurrection. It took the form of flames that alighted atop their heads and empowered them to communicate with the assembled crowd across multiple language barriers.

‘Living into the New Normal’ is a new series that Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center has created to explore the world that the COVID19 pandemic reveals. Using the lenses of our religious and spiritual traditions, our experiences of intentional community and mutual aid, and our connection to intersectional movements for justice and peace, we will try to understand and imagine how to harness this difficult time to live into a shared journey toward a new normal that will serve the needs of all. Click more information about the series, and a listing of all the events.

Please join us on this journey!