Shavuot

Sunday, May 16, 2021
Erev Shavuot

Shavuot Blessings & Count Down – 6:30 PM via Zoom
Join Rabbi Bloch and Cantorial Soloist Robin Koota as we count down to Shavuot with a slideshow from our Family Road Rally!
We will join together in blessings for candles, Kiddush and Motzi.  All are welcome to join even if you did not participate in the Shavuot Family Road Rally.
Please see TDD emails or contact the Temple office for Zoom information.

Revelation: Outside Us or Within Us? – 7:00 PM via Zoom
Rabbi Marci R. Bloch, Temple Dor Dorim and Rabbi Michelle Pearlman, Beth Chaim
Moses and the Israelite people found revelation at Mount Sinai. Where do you find revelation today? Does it come from outside of us or within us? In this
session we will share different ways of how we find God through text study and the text of our souls.
Go to tinyurl.com/ShavuotStudySession5781 to register for the session.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Want to Study All Night?
To see a complete list of Shavuot Study Sessions throughout the night sponsored by the Smaller Congregations of the CCAR, visit sinaireno.org/2021/04/21/shavuot-5781.  For any additional questions, contact Faye Kotler.

Monday, May 17, 2021
Shavuot

Shavuot Festival Service & Yizkor at 10:30 AM via Zoom
Join Rabbi Bloch and Cantorial Soloist Robin Koota for our Shavuot & Yizkor Service.  Please see TDD emails or contact the Temple office for Zoom information.

 

Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning ‘weeks’ and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. Shavuot was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.  Shavuot marks the anniversary of our receiving God’s teachings at Mt. Sinai long ago and is one of the three Pilgrimage Festivals – along with Passover and Sukkot. Known as “the Festival of Weeks,” Shavuot takes place seven weeks after the beginning of Passover. Please join us as we stand once again at Mt. Sinai and read The Ten Commandments from the Book of Exodus. Chag Sameach!