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Celebrate Shavuot 2017/5777

Shavuot Begins Tuesday Evening, May 30

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 the giving of the Torah, education and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life. Watch this fun video by BimBam to learn more about Shavuot.

  • Celebrate Shavuot with the Local Jewish Community
    Tikkun Leil Shavuot – An Extraordinary Night of Jewish Learning with Rabbis and Teachers from Across the Jewish Community
    Tuesday, May 30, 8:00 PM, Hosted by Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto
    Cosponsored by Congregation Beth Am.
  • Shavuot Yizkor Service
    We gather as a community to create a peaceful time of prayer, song and remembrance.
    Wednesday, May 31, 9:30 AM, Beit Kehillah, followed by brunch
    If you have names of loved ones to be read aloud, contact Emily, (650) 493-4661.
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