How does place dictate identity and belonging? Can we choose who we want to become? What are the roots of authenticity?
The Book of Ruth poses all these questions as it looks into the life of the refugee. Traditionally read in connection with the harvest festival of Shavu’ot, the Book of Ruth invites a community of thinkers to look deeply at the issues of border
crossing and displacement.
All of this will be front and center on Tuesday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m. when we celebrate At the Edges of the Field: Dinner with Ruth. We’ll feast on the bountiful first harvest of the season as we engage in a public recitation of the Book of Ruth. With fruits and vegetables provided by Fisher Farms, Chef Jeff Marlow will create a delicious spread of the freshest local seasonal fare. A selection of holiday songs will frame the evening which will culminate in a public reading of the Bible’s greatest short story.
And because study demands conversation, our reading will be followed by small group reflection. When was the last time you had a conversation about boundaries, otherness, and refuge? Make it happen this Shavu’ot at the Synagogue. Meal reservations can be made by using the link below or calling the Office at (918) 583-7121. The cost for our meal is $18 for adults, which includes wine, dessert and a personal copy of the Book of Ruth.
As always, a full complement of Yom Tov services will be held throughout the holiday beginning at 9:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1. Yizkor will take place between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. on June 1.