7:30p Yizkor/Tikkun Leil Shavuot
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Shavuot (“Feast of Weeks”) commemorates the time, 7 weeks after the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, when the Torah was received at Mount Sinai. We celebrate the covenant between God and the people Israel. Shavuot also has origins as the first of three Pilgrimage holidays, when the first fruits of the early summer harvest were brought to the Temple in Jerusalem.
A contemporary ritual on this holiday is to stay up all night studying Torah -- Tikkun Leil Shavuot! We study as a community on a wide range of topics. Participants are encouraged to bring “a teaching” to share with the group. This may include: midrash, history, art, poetry, philosophy, science and so much more! [We won’t stay up ALL night!]
It is customary to eat dairy-inspired foods on this holiday, a nod to “milk and honey.” Bring your dairy specialty to share!
Please be in contact with Rabbi Seth (email@example.com) to let him know about the teaching you’d like to share (not a requirement). Please RSVP to Deb H. (firstname.lastname@example.org) if planning to attend.
* Note that this event will replace our June Shabbat morning Torah Study