Shavuot is the festival which celebrates when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is Hebrew for “weeks,” and this holiday symbolizes the seven weeks during which the Israelites traveled through the desert after their Exodus from Egypt. This holiday marks the fourth and final time during the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor prayers.
Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Shaare Emeth: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7-11 p.m.
Special Guest Anat Hoffman
Shavuot Hike: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10 a.m., Queeny Park
Celebrate Shavuot in the outdoors! Join us for a morning hike, some blessings and the opportunity to appreciate nature and the world around us.
Shavuot Scoop: Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Sheridans’s in Chesterfield
Enjoy a scoop of ice cream, compliments of UH, to celebrate Shavuot.
For more on the history and traditions of Sukkot, click here.