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Shavuot at JRC

Shavuot begins at Sundown on Thursday, May 28, 2020 and ends at Sundown on Friday, May 29, 2020.

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.

Check back to see how we will be celebrating Shavuot at JRC this year.

Sat, October 19 2019 20 Tishrei 5780