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Tuesday, June 11
Erev Shavuot
7:30 am Shacharit @ SZBE
7:30 pm Mincha @ Shaare Zedek
7:45 pm Light Dinner - Registration required @ Shaare Zedek

8:25 pm Candle Lighting
8:25 pm Ma’ariv @ Shaare Zedek
8:45 pm -12:00 am Learning sessions & Refreshments @ Shaare Zedek

Wednesday, June 12
Shavuot I
10:00 am Shacharit @ Shaare Zedek
7:00 pm Mincha-Ma’ariv @ SZBE
9:42 pm Candle Lighting After

Thursday, June 13
Shavuot II - Yizkor with the SZBE choir
9:30 am Shacharit @ SZBE
11:00 am Sermon
11:15 am Yizkor
9:00 pm Mincha-Ma’ariv
9:43 pm Havdalah - Shavuot ends

Shavuot combines two major religious observances. First is the grain harvest of the early summer. Second is the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. The first determines the ritual for the holiday, which was one of the three pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel, when Israelite males were commanded to appear before God in Jerusalem, bringing offerings of the first fruits of their harvest. The second determines the significance of the holiday for Judaism, tying it in with the seminal event of Jewish religious memory, namely the entering into a covenant between God and Israel, exemplified by Israel’s assumption of Divine law.


Learning Resources from the Rabbinical Assembly can be found HERE


A Tasty Treat for the Holiday



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