Shavuot Celebration

When:
May 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-05-30T19:30:00-04:00
2017-05-30T19:45:00-04:00
Where:
Member's Home
1217 Weymouth Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096
USA
Contact:
Sara and Sigal

Shavuot commemorates both agricultural themes of gratitude for the bounty of the harvest, and spiritual themes of gratitude for the receiving of the Torah. We will gather at a member’s home to honor this important holiday with a Shavuot celebration that will include a Torah reading of the Ten Commandments that tradition teaches were given at Mount Sinai on this day,  study and discussion and time for reflection about what our personal “revelation” might be at this auspicious time. What is it that we each need to hear to count ourselves among those who “stood at Sinai”? We’ll end with homemade blintzes (since dairy foods are traditional), and “fruits of the harvest”!

Our text/Torah study will focus on the idea of “tikkun”: a term many of us associate with “tikkun olam”: repair of the world. On Shavuot, we have the custom of  “tikkun l’eyl Shavuot”: a time of repairing the actual events at Sinai and of receiving anew our relationship to Torah or to the Voice within that speaks wisdom, truth, and offers guidance. Join us in learning and sharing ideas about how the notion of tikkun/repairing can apply to our lives today.

PLEASE RSVP so we know how many people to plan for. Send an email to rabbisimchazevit@gmail.com to let us know you’ll be there!