Shavuot 2021 begins at sunset on May 16, and ends the evening of May 18.
Kulanu Shavuot Treats “To Go!”
Sunday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. at Bet Torah
Have a yummy Shavuot with ice cream (or non-dairy) treats distributed during Kulanu dismissal to enjoy in the car or at home.
Sunday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. on Zoom
For tweens and teens in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.
Tikkun (Night of Learning) – Sunday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/84061137633
Festival Services Led by Adult B’nei Mitzvah Alumni – Monday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/533446224
Evening Festival Service – Monday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/252144267
Second Day Festival Services with Yizkor – Tuesday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/139046682
End of Festival Service – Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/650716669
Tikkun (Night of Learning) Featuring Paired Learner Presentations
Sunday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/
Evening will start with Ma’ariv service.
Learn from our teachers:
- Rabbi Aaron Brusso
- Jerry Fensterstock and Eli Abemayor: “The Prayerbook: New interpretive Methods”
- Dan Petigrow and Samara Petigrow: “Life Cycle Ceremonies”
- Alan Sock with Aron Smestad: “Purpose, Conflict, and Resolution: The Vision and Spirit of Leonard Cohen”
- Gina Fass and Rabbi Caren Levine: “Theology of Psalms: Praying Biblical Poetry”
- Mike Gordon:“Imagine There’s no Heaven: An (Imaginary) Encounter between Rav Joseph Soloveitchik and John Lennon”
- Alan Sock with Jordan Sock: “Shabbat Rituals: The Oldest New Way to Friday”
- Rabbi Lisa Sacks
Lifelong Learning and Adult B’nei Mitzvah Alumni Lead Services
Monday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/533446224
Featuring words of Torah from Sari Bourne, Marlene Frank, Carol Glassman, Lisa Horowitz, David Kellogg, and Jessica Rosh.
Hallel led by Cantor Ezring, Alice Paucker, Susan Cohen, Neil Klar, Robin Wald, Jeanette Cueva, and Sandy Kellogg
Torah and Haftorah chanted by Neil Klar, Ronni Metzger, Susan Cohen, Lauren Baker, Eileen Klar, David Charney, Nili Ionascu, Jen Saine, Sandy Kellogg, and Rabbi Sacks
Alumni of our adult b’nei mitzvah program (now called Matan) include Lauren Baker, David Charney, Susan Cohen Silberman, Jeanette Cueva, Eileen and Neil Klar, Patricia Lee, Alice Paucker, Jen Saine-Griff, Richard Stern, and George Wolff.
Evening Festival Service
Monday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/252144267
Second Day of Yontif Services with Yizkor
Tuesday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/139046682
End of Festival Service
Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. on bettorah-org.zoom.us/j/
What is Shavuot?
Shavuot commemorates the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Key customs include learning Torah late into the night, reading the Book of Ruth, and eating dairy. Learn more!