Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. Shavuot was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Here at TBI, you may participate in:
A Shavuot Evening Discussion and Reception – The discussion often is centered around a film of Jewish content. And because it’s traditional to enjoy dairy foods on this occasion commemorating receiving the gift of Torah at Sinai, the event will include a “Blintz and Brownie Buffet” to enjoy with the film. There is no admission cost and everyone is welcome.
Shavuot Morning Service – includes a chanting of the Ten Commandments and Yizkor (Memorial) prayers.