Celebrate Shavuot with Jewish Center of the Hamptons!
On May 28 and 29, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will celebrate Shavuot. It is ironic that this is such a little-known holiday, given that it commemorates one of the most important events in Jewish history – the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot marks the culmination of a seven-week period when Jews count a symbolic 49 days from Passover, marking the time it took for the Israelites to arrive at Mt. Sinai from Egypt. The very name “Shavuot” means “weeks,” in recognition of the weeks of preparation and anticipation leading up the holiday.
All are welcome to celebrate this joyous event with us virtually!
Tikkun Leil Shavuot (A Night of Shavuot Learning)
THURSDAY, MAY 28 | 7:00pm
Join Rabbi Josh Franklin and Temple Adas Israel’s Rabbi Dan Geffen for an evening of studying. Both Rabbis studied together at Hebrew Union College in New York, and are now joining to teach together for the first time. Don’t miss this exciting learning opportunity.
Shavuot Morning Service with Yizkor
FRIDAY, MAY 29 | 10:00am
Shavuot Festival morning service Torah reading, The Ten Commandments and the Reaffirmation of our personal commitment to Torah and recitation of Yizkor memorial prayers.
This event will be held on Zoom. Visit JCOH.org/live on Friday, May 29 for the Zoom Meeting login information.
JCOH’s Cantor Debra Stein explains why this year may be different than others: “Shavuot is a time when all of us stand together and receive the Ten Commandments. As in the mystical belief that we all stood together when the tablets were brought down the mountain by Moses. This year, we stand in our homes awaiting the moment when we can all stand together again.”