Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks

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Shavuot 5783/Thursday Evening, May 25th:

Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks | Mishkan Shalom- In Person and on Livestream: RSVP Required to Rabbi Shawn Zevit

On Thursday evening, 5/25/2023, we will join with our Jewish communal partners for the first time in five years in Northwest Philadelphia (GJC, Pnai Or, Tikkun Havurah) at Germantown Jewish Center in Mt. Airy. Informal gathering will be at 6:30pm will be followed by a 7pm start to our program as we celebrate the Festival of Shavuot Mishkan Shalom with friends and guest teachers. We will be sharing offerings throughout the night as we open to what the Torah of our times has to reveal to us.

Session topics include: Conflict and Sacred Dialogue; Reflections on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage; Torah of Sun and Moon; Revelation from the Big Bang to Sinai and Beyond; Singing Our Way Through Torah; Connecting Liberation and Tradition; Tikkunei Zohar; Ezekiel's Vision and more...


After the opening program and evening service, workshops will continue from 9pm through to a morning dawn service starting at 4:45am at GJC. See you at the foot of the Mountain!

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 Resources from Rabbi Shawn Zevit and the Reconstructionist Movement

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

Resources from Reconstructing Judaism

Resources from the Shalom Center

Shavuot Resources from Yael Levy, Rabbi Emirita

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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