Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.
Saturday, June 8 / 6 Sivan
7:30 p.m. Shavuot/Confirmation Service
9:30 p.m. Shavuot Oneg – Cheesecake
9:45 p.m. Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Join us for Torah Study on the Festival of Shavuot
Place and Displacement: I Stand with Ruth
We will explore and reflect on the immigrant experience through the contexts of our own experiences and characters in the Book of Ruth.
11:45 p.m. Rabbi Adler brings us a Shavuot ritual standing together on the Mount Zion Bima
Sunday, June 9 / 6 Sivan
10:00 a.m. Shavuot Festival Service (Yizkor)