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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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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, June 4 // Observed June 5, 2022

Celebrate Shavuot

So how does the JCCSF celebrate this festival of weeks and peaks? Like all your favorite Jewish festivals – with food! Flip through the book below for nosh-worthy recipes, thought-provoking questions and other ideas to bring your Shavuot celebration to life.

Thirsty for more? Try a Shavuot-inspired cocktail (or two) from our Maggid and resident mixologist, Jhos Singer! Watch below as he shows you how to mix up his delicious “Land of the Honey Whiskey Sour.” Want to make it yourself? Get the recipe in the video description. L’chaim!



Shavuot with The Kitchen, Beth Sholom & The JCCSF

Saturday, June 4, 2022 • 5 Sivan 5782 at Congregation Beth Sholom 

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A night of Shavuot sweetness and learning! A collaboration between Congregation Beth Sholom, The Kitchen and the JCCSF. 


All Day at Congregation Beth Sholom 

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Family program 

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Ice cream—making party for kids, parents can stay or join a breakout program 

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Breakout sessions – the only program you must sign up for is the Sound Bath (indicate that you’d like to attend this program in the registration below)

9:00 – 9:30 pm: Niggunim/Havdalah 

9:30 – 10:00 pm: Schmooze & Lite Nosh 

10:00 pm: Breakout sessions

11:00 pm: Dairy Nosh & Depart 

COVID-19 Policy: For this collaborative event hosted by Beth Sholom, The Kitchen and the JCCSF we are requiring attesting to and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible). Please make sure to bring proof with you in case we need to check it again at the door. Masks are optional indoors and outside. Our policy is guided by local governing bodies and health agencies and is subject to change. If you have questions, please email hello@thekitchensf.org or your respective community. 

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