Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks

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Mishkan Shalom offers gatherings and resources to help you prepare for and celebrate Shavuot.

 

Preparing for Shavuot:

Shavuot: Revelation and Release

Read Rabbi Shawn Zevit's blogpost by clicking on the link above.

 

 

Learn about Shavuot Traditions

The Ten Commandments, Revelation -- receiving the Law -- at Sinai, having an all-night study session, reading from the Book of Ruth, eating dairy foods, King David, papercutting...many traditions are associated with this third of the traditonal pilgrimage holidays. For a quick guide, click here.

Staying Mindful on Shavuot

Shavuot urges us to engage our imagination, to cultivate awe. It also calls us to listen for the Ten Devarim (“10 utterances,” not “commandments,” as named in the Torah) and consider their meaning in our lives.                              

-- Rabbi Yael Levy, from Staying Mindful on Shavuot, published in the Jewish Exponent

Read Rabbi Yael's beautiful article, including her interpretation of The Ten Utterances, by clicking on the link above.

Celebrate Shavuot:
Saturday evening June 11 thru sunrise, June 12

Standing Together at Sinai:

An All Night Journey of Exploration and Discovery

[At the home of Lynne Iser & Rabbi Mordechai Liebling in Mt. Airy*]

6:30 p.m. Vegetarian Potluck Dinner

8:00 p.m. Erev Shavuot service and Yizkor

Followed by an evening with inspiring teachers, chant, movement, meditation and more; midnight chanting of Ezekiel under the moon; concluding at dawn with the chanting of the Ten Commandments and Hallel, Psalms of Praise.

Mishkan Shalom and A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Organization join together to celebrate Shavuot, our Feast of Weeks. Come, join us in study, prayer, reflection and meditation. From Community Potluck Dinner to sunrise davenning, we'll share teachings, singing, chanting, movement and more.

We'll say Yizkor in memory of our loved ones and chant Hallel -- songs of praise; we'll explore the Prophet Ezekial's mystical vision under the stars at midnight and chant the Ten Commandments at dawn.

ALL ARE WELCOME! Come for all or part of the evening or arrive with the dawn.

*For location details, e-mail maria@mishkan.org and put "Shavuot" in the subject line.

See the program flyer for full schedule and details, including rabbis and leaders.

 

Shavuot Resources from Rabbi Shawn Zevit and the Reconstructionist Movement

Spirituality: Tikkun L'eyl Shavuot: The Many Paths to Revelation of Torah [PEARL audio program]

Listen to Heart, Mind and Spirit [audio program on Shavuot]

Resources from the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

Resources from the Shalom Center

 

Shavuot Resources from Rabbi Yael Levy

The Infinite Breaks Through: A Teaching for Shavuot from Rabbi Yael

Tending the Fire: Jewish Mindfulness Teachings and Suggestions for Practice

Resources for a Mindfulness approach to experiencing Shavuot found here: A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness.

 

Wishing you a Hag Sameah...a happy holiday!

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