Shavuot, the festival marking the giving of Torah on Mount Sinai, is celebrated at FJC with a Tikkun – study session on Saturday evening, May 19 at 7pm and a Festival service (including Yizkor prayers) on Sunday, May 20 at 10:00 A.M.
Members are invited to the study session, but asked to RSVP by Thursday, May 17 with their birth date and year, as study will focus on the Torah portion for each person’s birthdate.
All are invited to the Festival service and Kiddush following on Sunday morning.
Both events will offer refreshments, featuring cheesecake. Chag sameach!
From ReformJudaism.org: Shavuot is the Hebrew word for “weeks” and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.