Shavuot (pronounced shah-voo-OAT) occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (on Sunday, May 27 this year). It is the second of three pilgrimage festivals (Passover and Sukkot are the other two). Shavuot commemorates the day God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. It also has an agricultural reference, marking a stage in the harvest. One of the customs of Shavuot is to hold a tikkun, or Torah-based learning session, late into the night.
Join us as we study with Rabbi Elder. The evening will begin with a short service that will include yizkor and conclude with coffee and nosh. We hope you will join us.
Contact Rabbi Elder with questions.
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