Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks
Mishkan Shalom offers gatherings and resources to help you prepare for and celebrate Shavuot.
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.
Saturday evening June 11 thru sunrise, June 12
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Shavuot" in the subject line.
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.