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What is Shavuot?

Shavuot celebrates both the first fruits of the harvest as well as the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  On a visceral level it represents safety and security as we count each night from Passover to Shavuot hoping for a full harvest.  On a spiritual level it represents the climb out of Slavery in Egypt up to the heights of Mount Sinai and the Torah.  Some of the traditions of Shavuot include eating dairy, studying the Torah, and decorating our homes and sanctuaries with flowers or live vines.  If you’d like to dive deeper into the many layered meanings of Shavuot you can read here or email Rabbi Fruithandler.

 

Thursday, 5/25

6PM

RSVP by 5/22
 

6:45pm

Erev Shavuot Services

followed by
Ice Cream & Learning at 7:15pm

7:55pm Candle Lighting

 
8:00pm-12:00am ET
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah from Coast to Coast
Hosted by the Rabbinical Assembly Streaming on YouTube Live
Presenter Schedule:
8:00pm-8:30pm ETRabbi Jacob Blumenthal, "Democracy is a Jewish Value: The Torah of Israel's Declaration of Independence"
8:30pm-9:00pm ETHazzan Sara Geller, "Singing and Gathering for Hag!"
9:00pm-9:30pm ETRabbi Ed Feinstein, "An Owner's Guide to the Human Soul - Abraham Joshua Heschel's 'Who Is Man?'"
9:30pm-10:00pm ETEric Leiderman & Rabbi Zach Golden, "No More Edifice Complex: How Do You Build Communities of People, Outside of Brick and Mortar?"
10:00pm-10:30pm ETRabbi Lisa Gelber & Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, "Hanging by a Thread: Torah and the Comfort of the Unknowing"
10:30pm-11:00pm ETHeather Miller, "Becoming Better: Exploring Character Traits in Jewish Tradition"
11:00pm-12:00am ETRabbi David Fine and Rabbi Barry Leff, "The Driving Teshuva Redux: Electric Cars and Oneg Shabbat"

Friday, 5/26

9:00am

Shavuot Service

 

6:30pm

Shavuot Shabbat Evening Service

7:56pm Candle Lighting


Saturday, 5/27

9:00am

Shavuot Shabbat

~10:15am Yizkor Service for WJC
Click Here for the 5783 Yizkor Book

Thu, May 23 2024 15 Iyyar 5784