Shavuot: Celebrate our Feast of Weeks

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On Sunday evening, 5/17/2021, celebrate the Festival of Shavuot Mishkan Shalom and friends and guest teachers throughout the night as we open to what the Torah of our times has to reveal to us. Will include connection time from 7:30-8:00pm, Service from 8:00-8:30pm, then a variety of learning sessions, meditation, discussion, song and midnight chanting of the Prophet Ezekiel's message. More details to come!


Shavuot: Revelation and Release
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.

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.

Shavuot Resources from Rabbi Shawn Zevit and the Reconstructionist Movement

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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