Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks
Mishkan Shalom offers gatherings and resources to help you prepare for and celebrate Shavuot.
May 30th @ 8:00 pm
This year we join with Germantown Jewish Centre, Tikkun Olam Havurah and Pnai Or to celebrate Shavuot together. We will meet at GJC, 400 W. Ellet St in Philadelphia.
Preparing for Shavuot:
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.
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.
Shavuot Resources from Rabbi Shawn Zevit and the Reconstructionist MovementSpirituality: Tikkun L'eyl Shavuot: The Many Paths to Revelation of Torah [PEARL audio program]
Shavuot Resources from Rabbi Yael Levy
Resources for a Mindfulness approach to experiencing Shavuot found here: A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness.