Shavuot, a Jewish holiday whose name literally means “weeks,” is an ancient Jewish holiday with both agricultural and historical associations.
It celebrates the end of the barley harvest and the start of the wheat harvest, while also serving as a reminder of the occasion when the ancient Israelites received the 10 commandments at Mount Sinai. The customs associated with the holiday include a tikkun leil Shavuot (Jewish mystical tradition of staying up all night studying Torah), eating dairy products and a public reading of the Biblical Book of Ruth.
Shavuot begins at sunset, May 16 // Observed May 17 – 18, 2021
33rd Annual Tikkun: A Day of Learning in Honor of Shavuot
Join us as we partner with JCC East Bay and organizations, educators, and specialists from around the Bay to celebrate and learn together in honor of Shavuot.
Boureka Pie with Chef Einat Admony
More cheese, please! Cook along with chef Einat Admony as she dishes on how to make her savory Shavuot treat – chard and four cheese boureka pie.