This year we’ll have many opportunities to learn and celebrate, prior to and during, Shavuot!
Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah from Coast to Coast
Thursday, May 28, 6:00 p.m. – Friday, May 29, 6:00 a.m.
We are excited to participate in a Movement-wide live streamed Tikkun Leil Shavuot. The event will take place throughout North America, held in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and streamed on the Rabbinical Assembly’s YouTube channel. Here are your options for learning:
- Tikkun Leil Shavuot Schedule
- Click here to join the Tikkun Leil Shavuot
- The RA will also provide a library of pre-recorded sessions and study guides that will be available in advance of Shavuot. Be sure to check back.
- Abbreviated Shavuot Service, Friday, May 29th 9:30 a.m.
- Abbreviated Shabbat / Shavuot Service with Yizkor, Saturday, May 30th 9:30 a.m.
- Yizkor Book
Shavuot, known as the Feast of Weeks, commemorates the day God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai. It also marks the all-important wheat harvest in the Land of Israel.
One of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals, Shavuot (meaning “weeks”) marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer. The Torah commands the seven-week Counting of the Omer, beginning on the second day of Passover, to be immediately followed by Shavuot. This counting of days and weeks is understood to express anticipation for the giving of the Torah. On Passover, the people of Israel were freed from their enslavement in Egypt; on Shavuot they were given the Torah and became a nation committed to serving God.