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Shavuot

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Discuss & Discover. Shavuot celebrates the spring harvest, while also serving as a reminder of the occasion when the ancient Israelites received the Toarh at Mount Sinai.

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plate of cheeses for shavuot

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

Upcoming Events

May 2021
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Jewish Life

33rd Annual Tikkun: A Day of Learning in Honor of Shavuot

Date
Sun, May 16
Time
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online

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.

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Jewish Life

Boureka Pie with Chef Einat Admony

Date
Sun, May 16
Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

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.

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