Shavuot

Begins sunset of Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Ends nightfall of Thursday, June 13, 2024

No work is permitted

Dates listed are for outside Israel.

Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

 

Congregation Beth Shalom will have a two-fold celebration of Shavuot.

Our Immersion Service; For all who desire to be immersed or re-immersed will take place on the following:

Sunday, June 9, 2024 beginning at 10:30 am at Mallard Point, Lake Springs, Thurmond Lake (GA side).

Following the Immersion Service, on the lake, we will have Oneg; CBS style. We will have grilled foods, side dishes, desserts and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Our Shavuot Service

 Tuesday, June 11, 2024, beginning at 6:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom; Oneg to Follow.

Shavuot (שָׁבוּעוֹת, also pronounced Shavuos) means “weeks,” and it refers to the Biblical Holiday celebrated on Sivan 6 (and 7 in the Diaspora) on the anniversary of the giving of the Torah at Sinai. It celebrates the completion of the seven-week Omer counting period between the second day of Passover and Shavuot

The holiday of Shavuot is the day on which we celebrate the great revelation of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, more than 3,300 years ago. All of B’nai Israel stood at the foot of the mountain to hear the Ten Commandments from HaShem Himself.

Since we all stood at Mount Sinai, we must all reaffirm our commitment. Babies, young children, the elderly, all that are able, should attend Torah reading on the first day of Shavuot. We will hear the reading of the Ten Commandments and have the opportunity to accept them upon ourselves as b’nai Israel did by saying in one voice ” “We will obey every word Adonai has spoken.” Exodus 24:3

As we commemorate the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, we renew our acceptance of HaShem’s Torah during this time every year.

We welcome you to join us during this wonderful time of the year, when we learn about the Festival of Shavuot and how it is relevant to our walk with HaShem. At Congregation Beth Shalom, we emphasize learning and living by the instructions and mitzvot of the Torah given to us my HaShem Himself; which are a pathway to life.

 

Date

Jun 11 - 13 2024
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