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Shavuot 2021

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.

  • Torah-Fic Adventures: Shavuot Zoom Comedy Show
    Sunday, May 16, 10:00 AM, Zoom Videoconference

    Torah comedy team The Bible Players will be visiting our Sunday Program students and families (for families with kids in PreK-5th Grade). Using their special Jewish blend of theater and improv, they will infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond!
     
  • Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Study Session)
    Sunday, May 16, 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Zoom Videoconference
    Join the local Jewish community for our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot. We'll come together (virtually) for study and prayer in honor of Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah. A complete schedule and registration form are now available.
     
  • Shavuot Festival and Yizkor Service
    Monday, May 17, 9:30 AM, betham.org/streaming

    Create a peaceful time of prayer, song and remembrance with Beth Am clergy.

Check out all of the wonderful Shavuot holiday resources offered on reformjudaism.org.

Sat, May 15 2021 4 Sivan 5781