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May 17-18, 2021

What is Shavuot?

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.

Check back for Temple Beth Shalom opportunities to observe Shavuot in 2021.


Shavuot Ideas


Further Study:

Food (Dairy! Dairy! Dairy!)

Food is always a fun way to celebrate and create tradition.

Family Activities

There are plenty of ways to celebrate and learn about Shavuot with children of all ages:

Musical Resources

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ABOUT Shavuot

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.

Learn more about Shavuot.

Mon, April 12 2021 30 Nisan 5781