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Shalom Tikkun chevre,

In this time in which we’re focused on safety and shelter, the JCC East Bay is pleased to organize and invite you to participate in our annual Tikkun community gathering virtually. The 32nd Annual Tikkun (2.0): A Communal Day of Learning in Honor of Shavuot will be on Sunday, May 31 from 3:00pm-10:00pm.

Here is how your organization can participate:
This year, each organization will schedule, find teachers and host/monitor, and create links for their own Zoom, Google Hangouts, or alternative video conference teaching sessions. For security, it is of the utmost importance that each class have a host/monitor in addition to the teacher.
The event will consist of seven class sessions running 50 minutes each. Classes will start every hour on the hour at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and finally, 9:00pm. (It is not required that organizations present a class during every time slot, but you are welcome to if you can fill them!)
Once you have organized your class teachers, times, titles, descriptions, hosts/monitors, and video conferencing links, please share this information by filling out this Google form by Friday, May 22 at 5:00pm.
Please note – we are currently exploring best practices around security and will update you shortly on whether or not students should have an additional registration and/or password through your organization.
There is no fee to partner on this event.
Here are suggested resources that may help you to plan a secure class experience:
Zoom’s own best practices
ADL’s steps to take in a Zoom incident

What you can expect from the JCC East Bay:
By the end of this week, the JCC East Bay will create a registration platform through which all attendees must register to be a part of the Tikkun (2.0). We are working to ensure that this registration gathers as much information as possible to ensure a secure and pleasant Tikkun experience – and to significantly deter any who try to disrupt it.
The JCC East Bay will create a master schedule, accessible to only those who have registered, that includes links to all of the teaching sessions. The week of May 25, an email will be sent to all registrants with this schedule/information.
We will send a follow up email shortly with a registration link and promotional information. We ask that you share this widely with your congregations and communities.
Let’s take this opportunity to come together to learn, demonstrate the strength and vibrance of our community, and press pause on the current state of the world in a communal day learning in honor of Shavuot.

We look forward to being “together” soon,
Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud on behalf of the JCC East Bay
Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud, Director of Public Programs
32nd Annual Tikkun (2.0): A Communal Day of Learning in Honor of Shavuot
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

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