Shavuot – 5/16 – 5/18

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: One Movement, 24 Hours, and lots of Torah!

Sunday, May 16th, 9:00 a.m. – Monday, May 17th, 9:00 a.m. (PDT)

This year we’ll have many opportunities to learn and celebrate, prior to and during, Shavuot! The Rabbinical Assembly is excited to present the Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Rabbis, Cantors, lay leaders, and USYers from throughout the Conservative Movement will guide each 30 minute session virtually. We’re counting (up) the days until we gather as a community for 24 hours of Torah!

Individual registration is not required, but if you would like to sign up to receive updates and reminders, please fill out this optional registration.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot will be recorded. The recording will be available on the Rabbinical Assembly’s YouTube page and website after the holiday (by Wednesday, May 19th).

The Rabbinical Assembly is grateful to their supporting congregations and institutions, listed here.

Holiday Services and Candle Lightings

Sunday, May 16th
  • Candle lighting 7:24 p.m.
Monday, May 17th
Tuesday, May 18th

About Shavuot:

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.

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