Shabbat & Shavuot Service
26 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for our Shavuot service on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. when we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, led by Rabbi Meir Bargeron. A cheesecake nosh follows the service.
Our Shabbat service on Saturday, May 27 at 9:45 a.m. will include Yizkor. Please join us in person or via livestream on Zoom or YouTube.
In ancient times, Shavuot marked the conclusion of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. The holiday is celebrated 50 days after Passover.
Traditionally, the Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot because just as that story recounts how a young Moabite woman chose to become an Israelite so did the Israelites choose to accept the commandments when they stood before Mt. Sinai. It is customary to eat dairy foods on the holiday to symbolize the sweetness of Torah and the association of Israel as the land of milk and honey.