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Shavuot at JRC

Shavuot begins at Sundown on Saturday May 19 and ends at Sundown on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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 Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life. Want to know more about Shavuot? Click here for more information aobut traditions and observances associated with Shavuot.

Erev Shavuot Service with will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm, including honors for our Kabbalat Torah class.

Thu, January 24 2019 18 Sh'vat 5779