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Shavuot 2023

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)
    Thursday, May 25 to Friday, May 26, [Times TBA], 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 will be announced in mid-May.
  • Shavuot Festival and Yizkor Service
    Friday, May 26, 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.

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

Fri, March 24 2023 2 Nisan 5783