Shavuot at Temple Beth Sholom

Shavuot, the feast of weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover seder. Although Shavuot began as an ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Shavuot 2021 will begin in the evening of Sunday, May 16 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, May 18


Every Shavuot, we celebrate the eternal dimension of the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai and what it can mean for our lives today. The great Torah commentator Rashi notes that at the foot of Mount Sinai, the Jewish people stood as one people with one heart.

Shavuot Class
The Delicious Overlooked Holiday
May 13 at 10:00 AM
What is Shavuot and how can we make sure to give it some attention this year? What is the meaning of Shavout and how is it relevant to your life today? Join Johannah Sohn, Director of Youth Education, to learn about the history, traditions, and customs of the holiday. Spoiler alert, a delicious cheesecake recipe will be involved! Register here

Shavuot Shabbat Service
Friday, May 14 at 7:00pm – FACEBOOK LIVE
TBS will have a special Shabbat service as we read from the Book of Ruth and recognize some very special “Ruths” as well as our own Ruth Aptaker, sharing reflections on her journey to Judaism.
Just as Ruth went to the wheat fields and followed behind the harvesters, gleaning from their fields, we ask that you glean from your own gardens any fruits and vegetables you might have.
Service Readings

Please bring your donations to the Shabbat Challah drive through on April 14th from 4:00-5:30pm, and they will be donated to the Western Service Workers Union to be distributed to those with need.
Be sure to sign up for the Challah Drive Through. Besides having delicious Challah, included will be a Babe Ruth candy bar in celebration of Ruth and some wonderful dairy recipes to help you celebrate Shavuot at home.

Shavuot Havdalah
May 15 at 5:00 PM, TBS Lawn
TBS eagerly invites you our first in-person Havdalah! The Families with Young Children Committee is sponsoring a special Shavuot giveaway and we can’t wait to see you in-person again. Registration and masks required. Register by Wednesday, May 12th.

Confirmation Service

Sunday, May 16
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Shavuot Yizkor
Monday, May 17 at 10:00 AM
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