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Shavuot 2022

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.

  • Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Study Session)
    Saturday, June 4, 7:30 PM to Sunday, June 5, 6:00 AM, Congregation Kol Emeth
    Join the local Jewish community for our annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot. We'll come together 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
    Sunday, June 5, 9:30 AM: Service in the Sanctuary and Livestream; Brunch in the Social Hall

    Create a peaceful time of prayer, song and remembrance with Beth Am clergy. To have a loved one's name read at the service, please use the form at the bottom of the event page.
     
  • Jewish Baby Network: Shavuot Shabbat Shindig
    Friday, June 10, 5:15 PM: Maddux Park, 1565 Maddux Drive, Redwood City

    Participants will enjoy crafts, music and blessings for Shabbat, followed by a special Shavuot blessing over children and a bring-your-own picnic dinner.

Check out the URJ's “Tour of the Torah” below — a great resource video that makes our way through the scroll in fewer than two minutes, stopping to highlight important passages along the way.Check out all of the wonderful Shavuot holiday resources offered on reformjudaism.org.

Sat, June 25 2022 26 Sivan 5782