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Tikkun Ley'l Shavuot

You are invited to Adath Jeshurun on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. to observe Tikkun Ley’l Shavuot with us, along with event partners Keneseth Israel and Chabad of Kentucky.

We’ll start the evening with “King David’s Birthday: Tribute or Roast,” a presentation by Ari Lesser. Ari is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland who has performed all over the world, and written hundreds of songs on a wide range of subjects. Ari’s repertoire is expansive, touching on everything from politics, to religion, to animals. We’ll also hear from his wife, Emunah Al Mansoori, a Bahraini Muslim who converted to Orthodox Judaism.

From 7:30-8:30 p.m., Rabbi Avrohom Litvin and Rabbi Ben Freed will conduct the trial of King David. The service will be at 8:30 p.m. followed by a delicious dairy meal and cheesecake. Then everyone is invited to study until the clock strikes midnight.

The event is free but dinner reservations are requested HERE.

This event is underwritten by the Jewish Heritage Fund Endowment and the Sally Younger & Peter Pearlman Chesed Fund.

Meet Ari Lesser

Ari Lesser is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated with a BS in Political Science from the University of Oregon and spent serious time in Israel studying at Yeshivot in Tzfat and Jerusalem. He has performed all over the world, and written hundreds of songs on a wide range of subjects. Ari’s repertoire is expansive, touching on everything from politics, to religion, to animals. He will step into character and rap from the perspectives of hundreds of different personalities living and dead, real and fictional, human and nonhuman. He has also created rhymed translations of about one third of the book of Psalms, translating their powerful ancient message back into the realm of song. Ari’s performance brings words to life in a way that is inspirational, accurate, educational, and very entertaining for English speaking audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Wed, June 19 2024 13 Sivan 5784