Celebrate Shavuot with the Local Jewish Community | Congregation Beth Am

Celebrate Shavuot with the Local Jewish Community

What more fitting way to celebrate Shavuot, the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah, than by studying Torah all night long? Local rabbis and educators will offer a variety of teaching sessions throughout the night, in addition to opportunities for prayer, schmoozing and blintzes. Join us for an extraordinary night of Jewish learning with activities for all ages! Come for an hour or stay all night!

  • 8:00 PM: Panel Discussion:  "What's Jewish About What You Do?" Leaders in a variety of fields will reflect on how Jewish values play into their work. Moderated by Jeff Rosen (District Attorney of Santa Clara County). Featuring Ken Rosenberg (Mayor of Mountain View), Dr. Ellen Brown (Hospice Physician), Tom Berson (Cryptographer), and Wendy Kleckner (Kosher Caterer).
  • 9:15 PM: Shavuot Evening Services - Multiple traditions all under one roof, including a new Israeli T'filah (T'filah Yisraelit B'ruach Yahadut K'tarbut), led by Tova Birnbaum.
  • 10:00 PM - 5:00 AM: Dynamic Learning Sessions with rabbis and teachers from across the community.

Shavuot for Kids (K-7th Grade)

  • 8:00 - 8:45 PM: New Shavuot ceremony for families, led by Rabbi Michael Schwartz.
  • 8:45 - 10:00 PM:  Shavuot Late Night with Aviv Matzkin, plus crepes!
  • 10:00 - 11:00 PM: Extra Class with Aviv Matzkin for kids (and parents) who want to keep on learning.

 Shavuot for Tots (ages 2-5)

  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Led by Kara Sanchez. Parents & Tots are invited for Mount Sinai ice cream sundaes followed by story time. Come in pajamas and snuggle up to listen to favorite Jewish children's books.

Check out a complete schedule of the evening.

Cosponsored by Congregation Beth Am.

Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).