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Celebrate Shavuot!

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Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks,” is celebrated seven weeks after Passover (Pesah). Shavuot combines two major religious observances. First is the grain harvest of the early summer. Second is the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. There are a number of customs associated with this holiday. Among them is the tradition of participating in a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a late-night study session marking the holiday. It is also customary to eat dairy products as part of the celebration of Shavuot.


Shavuot Service and Program Schedule

Thursday, May 25 – Erev Shavuot

5:00 PM - Families with Young Children Shavuot Program - Cheese and Butter Making Demonstration with Sweet and Salty Farm!

5:45 PM - Minhah in the Meeting House Foyer  

6:00 PM - Community Dinner - (Registration is now closed)

  • Cost is $10 per person, Family First families are free - contact Shoshana Jacob for the discount code. 
  • Indoor and outdoor seating available.

6:35 PM - Ma'ariv in the Meeting House Foyer

7:00 PM - Learning Session 1

  • Grades 3-6 learning with Rachel Cohn
  • Teens - learning with Rabbi Fel
  • Young Professionals - learning with Rabbi GoldMarche
  • Adult Learning:
    • Rabbi David Russo, "The Shavuot Textbook: A Little Known Book by Shai Agnon and It’s Greatest Highlight"
    • John Landry, “Why Do We Sacrifice?"
    • Bruce Philips, “Personally Receiving Revelation”

7:45 PM - Kiddush and Dessert: Cheesecake and more!

8:00 PM - Learning Session 2

  • Teens learning with Rabbi Russo
  • Young Professionals learning with Rabbi Fel
  • Adult Learning:
    • Rabbi Franklin, “Picturing the Divine in Torah and in the Works of Edward Mitchell Bannister”
    • Jen Greenberg, “Inconvenient Mitzvot and Jewish Ethical Formation”
    • Larry Katz, "Judaism 4.0 According to Avraham Infeld and Zack Bodner"

8:45 PM - Dessert 2: Ice Cream and more!

9:30 PM - Learning Session 3

  • Adult Learning:
    • Sara Verskin, “Megillat Ruth: Contrasting the Worldviews of Men and Women”

***Teaching Schedule Subject to Change***


Friday, May 26 - Shavuot Day 1

9:15 AM - Yom Tov Services - Main Sanctuary

10:30 AM - Family Shavuot Program w/ Rachel Cohn

12:00 PM - Yogurt Parfait Bar and Ice Cream Kiddush

6:00 PM - Minhah/Ma'ariv (in-person & Zoom) - Fishbein Chapel


Saturday, May 27 - Shavuot Day 2

9:15 AM - Yom Tov Services - Main Sanctuary

10:45 AM - Yizkor and Memorial Plaque Dedication

11:15 AM - Tot Shabbat

11:15 AM - Jr. Cong

12:00 PM - Kiddush with ice cream and frozen treats

1:10 PM - Shabbat Minhah

9:01 PM - Havdalah

9:10 PM - Zoom Havdalah

Sun, April 21 2024 13 Nisan 5784