Shavuot

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – Erev Shavuot – Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Torah Texts that have Changed our Lives
with Rabbis Marci Bloch and Michelle Pearlman

9:00 PM Eastern

Other study sessions will be available from 8:00 PM – 9:00 AM Eastern.
Come for one session or stay all night (or join in the morning!) enjoying teachings from a wide range of teachers on a variety of topics.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Shavuot

Shavuot Service & Yizkor at 10:00 AM
led by Rabbi Norman Lipson

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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!