Chabad will hold Shavuot programs at three locations

Chabad centers will be offering a triple-header of holiday fun with three Shavuot celebrations taking place throughout the St. Louis region on Shavuot, Sunday, May 27. The celebrations are open to the entire community, regardless of affiliation or background.

Young and old are invited to be there when the Torah is given for the 3,324th time. The Torah reading of the Ten Commandments will be followed by a complete dairy meal, cheesecake buffet and ice cream bar at the following locations: 

• Chabad of Chesterfield: a Shavuot program will take place at at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Rabbi Avi and Chanala Rubenfeld, 2122 Park Forest Drive. For additional information and to RSVP, visit

• Creve Coeur: a Shavuot program will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Rabbi Levi and Rivka Landa, 1416 Summerhaven Drive. For additonal info and to RSVP, visit cream.

• At Congregation Bais Menachem – Chabad, 8124 Delmar Boulevard in University City, the reading of the Ten Commandments will take place at 10:45 a.m., with the “Red-Eye Kiddush” at the conclusion of services. No RSVP is necessary.

Shavuot celebrates the date that the Torah was given on Mt. Sinai and is commemorated with the reading of the Ten Commandments. Jewish tradition teaches that the Jewish people offered their children as guarantors that the Torah would be kept, which has led to the custom for the entire family to be present while the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah, demonstrating the vital role they play in the future of our people.

There is no formal charge for these events. Donations would be appreciated before or after the holiday.