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Shavuot 2020

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.

  • Ice Cream Making for Shavuot
    Tuesday, May 26:
    - 5:00 PM: Youth Education Families join Director of Learning and Education Innovation for an ice cream making workshop.

  • Community Pre-Shavuot Kickoff
    Wednesday, May 27:
    - 6:30 PM: Young Adult Cheesecake Cook-Along for young professionals. RSVP required.
    - 7:30 PM, Zoom Videoconference
     Celebrate the 49th night of the Omer with learning and song.  

  • Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot
    Thursday, May 28, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Zoom Videoconference
    Join the larger Jewish community for our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a night of learning and connecting.
  • Shavuot Festival and Yizkor Service
    Friday, May 29, 9:30 AM,  (click on the Sanctuary window) 
    Create a peaceful time of prayer, song and remembrance with Beth Am clergy.
  • Becoming: OFJCC Virtual Tikkun Leil Shavuot Experience
    Night Shift — Saturday May 30, 8:30–11:30 PM
    Day Shift — Sunday May 31, 10:00 AM–12:30 PM
Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781