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.
Erev Shavuot Celebration: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Join us for a Shavuot study, complimentary dinner, service and dessert.
Shavuot Hike: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:30 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: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 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.