Upcoming Shavuot Events



Shavuot at B’nai Amoona

May 25 – May 27
B’nai Amoona 

Thursday, May 25 – Erev Shavuot

  • 7:45 pm: Minchah/Ma’ariv
  • 7:57 pm: Candle Lighting
  • 8:10-8:55 pm: Study Session with Rabbi Abraham -“Active Listening: How Can We Hear Each Other Better?”
  • 8:55-9:15 pm: Snacks & Schmoozing
  • 9:15–10:00 pm: A meditative musical experience with Cantor Sharon Nathanson
  • 10:00-10:30 pm: Dessert & Schmoozing

Friday, May 26 – Shavuot Day 1

  • 9:00 am: Shavuot Day 1 Services
  • 6:00 pm: Friday evening Shabbat and Shavuot services
  • 7:58 pm: Candle Lighting

Saturday, May 27 – Shavuot Day 2

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  • 9:00 am: Shabbat & Shavuot Day 2 Services
  • 10:30 am: Yizkor
  • 10:00 am: “Sweet Shavuot Spectacular” Family Experience
    • Children of all ages are invited! Mini Minyan for our youngest friends. Junior Congregation for elementary aged children. Special Shavuot Activity. Following services: Special Shavuot Kiddish for all ages with an ice cream sundae bar.
  • 7:15 pm: Shabbat and Shavuot Afternoon Services
  • 8:46 pm: Havdallah

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Celebration of Torah

May 25 | 7:45 pm
Kol Rinah 

Kol Rinah, Bais Abraham Congregation, and Central Reform Congregation invite you to celebrate Shavout together with learning, singing and community at Kol Rinah. Walk-ins welcome for learning.

Register here.

Reimagining Revelation: Shavuot 2023

May 25 | 7 pm
Shaare Emeth

Join the Shaare Emeth clergy and musician-in-residence Lucy Greenbaum as we celebrate Shavuot, our annual commemoration of the giving of Torah at Mt. Sinai.

  • 7-7:30pm – Dessert reception featuring Israeli wines, fine cheeses and delectable desserts.
  • 7:30-8:30pm – Learning Sessions with Rabbis Bennett, Bearman and Levine.
  • 8:30-9:15pm – Reimagining Revelation – a unique worship experience of poetry, prayer and song with Rabbi Goldstein, Cantor Warner and Lucy Greenbaum.

Choose from one of three learning sessions:

  • The Torah of Justice with Rabbi Bennett
  • Queering Ruth: How LGBTQ+ Jews have claimed Ruth and Naomi as Models of Queer Love with Rabbi Bearman
  • Torah in Bloom with Rabbi Levine

Register here.

Shavuot Sinai Stroll

May 26 | 3:30 pm
Longview Farm Park

Join us for a stroller-friendly park walk to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot. On Shavuot, we celebrate receiving the Torah and the journey the Israelites took to make their way to Mount Sinai. We will wander in the “wilderness” of Longview Farm Park, where we will soak up the beauty of nature and make our way to finding our own creative Torah. We might even meet an animal friend or two along the way. Once we wrap up our adventures, we will gather for another super important Shavuot tradition: eating dairy treats with our favorite ice cream bars to share!

This holiday celebration is best enjoyed by our friends 8 and under and their families, but there is room and ice cream for everyone. Free and open to all!

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Shavuos Seminar & Kids’ Program plus Shabbos Lunch

May 27 | 10 am
Aish HaTorah

Celebrate the giving of the Torah with learning for the whole family! Adults choose classes from five amazing teachers. Special program for kids ages 5 – 12 plus babysitting for children 4 and under.

  • 10:15-11 Kids’ Program & Adult Class with Mrs. Dvorah Miller – In Six Days: Preparation for Revelation
  • 11:15-12 Kids’ Program & Adult Class with either
    • Mrs. Mimi David – Heritage or Hoax: You Decide!
    • Rabbi Yosef David – Torah: How Anyone Can Teach it to the Next Generation, Parents and Grandparents Alike
  • 12:15-1:15 Delicious Shabbos Lunch
  • 1:30-2:15 Kids’ Program & Adult Class with either
    • Rabbi Shmuel Miller – When Tolerance is No Good
    • Rabbi Shmuel Greenwald – Revelation and Revolution

Costs $18 per adult, $12 per child (ages 5-12), kids under 5 are free. Family Limit $50.

Register here.

Shavuot at United Hebrew

Thursday, May 25, Tikkun Leil Shavuot

6:30 p.m. Kolot Yisrael – Voices of UH Discussion “What’s a Mitzvah”

In common usage, a mitzvah often means “a good deed”—as in “Do a mitzvah and help Mrs. Goldstein with her packages.” This usage is quite old—the Jerusalem Talmud commonly refers to any charitable act as “the mitzvah.” The rabbis of the Talmud tell us that there are 613 mitzvot in the Torah. But are these 613 mitzvot, all charitable acts or “good deeds?” As we celebrate Shavuot and the gift of Torah, join us for a discussion of mitzvot and what they mean to us as Jews living in 2023.

Register here.

7:30 p.m. Erev Shavuot Service with Yizkor

Millstone Sanctuary and livestream

8:30 p.m. Shavuot Oneg

9:00 p.m. “Late night” Shavuot Study session with Rabbi David Reinhart

Register here.

Friday, May 26, Shavuot Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m.

Millstone Sanctuary and livestream

There will be an ice cream truck after services. Our Shinshinit, Inbar, will give the D’var Israel. This will be her last service at UH.