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.

Shavuot

Shavuot Study Session and Service with Congregation Tehillah

Sunday, May 16 at 7:00pm
on Zoom
Join Rabbi Gardner, Rabbi Shriner-Kahn, the Congregation Tehillah community, and your Riverdale Temple family and friends for an engaging evening of studying, discussion, and celebration of Shavuot!
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Shavuot Morning Festival Service Day I

Monday, May 17
at 10:00am

Join Rabbi Gardner for a festival service to celebrate the first day of Shavuot.

Shavuot Morning Festival Service Day II with Yizkor

Tuesday, May 18
at 10:00am

Join Rabbi Gardner for a festival service to celebrate the final day of Shavuot.

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Interested in Celebrating Shavuot with us?

Services are offered in-person, for the fully-vaccinated only at this time, as well as on Zoom!