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Shavuot Services and Confirmation (5778)
May 19th - May 20th 6 PM | 10:30 AM

Fifth Avenue Sanctuary
All are welcome to attend

From the Hebrew word for “weeks,” Shavuot is a reference to the seven weeks it took for the Jews to travel from Egypt to the foot of Mount Sinai and the declaration of the 50th day as a holy convocation (Leviticus 23:21). It is customary on Shavuot to read the section of the Torah that defines the Ten Commandments, which Moses received at Mount Sinai. Shavuot also is the second of the three agricultural festivals.

On Sunday, May 20, at the morning service, we will celebrate with our high school students as they confirm Torah’s place in their identity during Shavuot services. (Confirmation will be followed by a family assembly for the last Sunday of Religious School and brunch for Confirmands and their families.) This service also is a Yizkor service, one of four times during the year when we mourn together and recite the memorial prayers in remembrance of those whom we have loved and lost. All are welcome.

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