Please join us for a special Shavuot service and Oneg Shabbat on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. honoring Rabbi Lenny for serving as our spiritual leader for the past three years. We’ll have an opportunity to offer our good wishes and offer a blessing as a congregation for Rabbi Lenny and Karen.
Rabbi Lenny, who finishes his tenure at Achduth Vesholom on June 30, became our 22nd spiritual leader in July 2016. During that time, Rabbi Lenny taught a well-attended weekly Talmud class, added Torah readings on Shabbat evenings, and developed our TempleConnect video-conferencing system for services and programs. He also organized interfaith programs in the community around the National Geographic film “Jerusalem” and a traveling art exhibit focused on Shabbat.
During the service, Rabbi Lenny will share insights about Shavuot, which marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. In ancient times, Shavuot marked the conclusion of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest.
What is Shavuot?