Shavuot is the middle of the 3 pilgrimage festivals. It is a time for us to gather in community both to receive Torah, and mark time together.

Shavuot 5783 Schedule

Erev Shavuot – Thursday, May 25

  • 5:00pm: Cooking Demo
  • 5:15pm: Family Program (0-6th Grade)
  • 6:00pm: Dinner
  • 7:00pm: Services
  • 7:30pm: Learning Sessions

Shavuot Day 1 – Friday, May 26

  • 9:30am: Shavuot Services

Shavuot Day 2 – Saturday, May 27

  • 9:30am: Shavuot and Yizkor Services

Family Shavuot Program (0-6th Grade)

5:15pm start time, in Zidell Chapel

For families with children 0-6th grade.  Join Rabbi Eve and Morah Sarah as we explore the Tree of Life. The Torah is often called the “Tree of Life” because of the lessons it teaches us as we grow and change. Through art and movement, we’ll explore what that “Tree of Life” looks like for individual families. At 6pm we’ll join the congregational dinner (you will need to register for dinner). Come as you are, and when you can.

Dinner will be served following this event at 6pm. 

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Shavuot Cooking Demo

5:00pm start time in Birnbach Hall

Join Lani Raider and Rabbi Kosak for an exciting cooking demo and a delicious tasting of Jewish foods.

Dinner will be served following this demo at 6pm.

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Shavuot Community-Wide Dinner

6:00pm start time in Birnbach Hall

Thank you to everyone who registered! Please note registration for the dinner is now closed. For questions, please email Lisa Richmond at

Please join us for a festive community-wide Shavuot dinner!

$18/adult | $12/child | $54 Family Max.

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Shavuot Service & Tikkun Le’il Learning Sessions

7:00pm: Shavuot Service, Stampfer Chapel
7:30pm: Learning Sessions, Stampfer Chapel

Following dinner, there will be a short service and then our evening learning sessions all around the theme of food.

There is no cost for the service or learning sessions, and no registration is required.

Learning Sessions Schedule

7:30-8:45pm: Jews in Food—A Panel Discussion with:  

  • Risa Lichtman – chef and proprietor of Lepage food & drink
  • Lynsee Sardell – owner of Big Wild Spirits, local distillery
  • Sarah Ahlvers – chef & proprietor of Cookie McCakeface
  • Noah Jacobs—chef & proprietor of Jacob and Sons

8:45-9:00pm: Break 

9:00-10:00pm: Rabbi Daniel Pressman—The Urgency of Feeding the Hungry 

  • A text study on our obligations to the less fortunate.

10:00-11:00pm: Rabbi David Kosak—Exploring Our Appetites 

  • Exploring desire, satisfaction, and dietary imbalance in the mystical and Hasidic textual traditions.

Shavuot Day 1 Services

Friday, May 26, 9:30am, Stampfer Chapel

Please join us in person for our Shavuot services. We also have a livestream option

Click here to join the livestream.

Shavuot Day 2 Shabbat Services & Yizkor

Saturday, May 27, 9:30am, Main Sanctuary

Please join us in-person for our Shavuot Shabbat services. In addition, it is also Yizkor. This will be a time when we recite the entire Yizkor service and create a sacred space of memory. As part of the Yizkor Service, we will also dedicate the new memorial plaques in our sanctuary.

We also have a livestream option. Click here to join the livestream.

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