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Sarasota News Leader May 10, 2013 Page 115 an individual blessing from Rabbi Brenner J. lease notes. "All animals should be leashed or Glickman," it adds. "Family pet portraits will otherwise contained," the release says. "There also be taken. will be plenty of room for active pets to be walked around and exercised," it continues. Pets of all types are welcome; past attendees include dogs, cats, large lizards, miniature Blessing of the Animals is free. For more inhorses, rabbits, chickens and a donkey, the re- formation, call 379-1997. WRESTLING WITH BELIEF TO BE TOPIC OF NIGHT OF JEWISH LEARNING Essential questions regarding religious belief, doubt and faith will be explored at Temple Emanu-El's Night of Jewish Learning — an annual study event held in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot — on Tuesday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Temple, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota. This year's study topic is Wrestling with Belief: Faith and the Modern Jew, a news release says. Temple Emanu-El's Night of Jewish Learning hearkens back to a Jewish mystical tradition called the Tikkun Leil Shavuot, wherein Jews gathered to celebrate the evening of Shavuot — the anniversary of God's revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai — with Bible study, the release points out. Rabbis Brenner and Elaine Glickman will each teach one study session; in between those gatherings, homemade dairy desserts — traditionally eaten on Shavuot — Rabbis Brenner and Elaine Rose Glickman will be served, the release continues. The sestaught study sessions at Temple Emanu-El's 2012 "Night of Jewish Learning" and will sions will explore questions and issues of faith teach at this year's event May 14. Contributin the Torah, the Bible, rabbinic literature and ed photo modern thought. "There will be time for interactive discussions among the participants as A donation of $10 with advance reservation is requested, or $18 at the door. well as questions," the release notes. Members of the community are warmly invit- For more information or to RSVP, contact ed to this event, which is sponsored by Tem- Margie Rosenthal at or ple Emanu-El's Adult Education Committee. 966-4009.

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