The Festival of Shavuot, marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, begins this year on
Tuesday evening, May 30, the day after Memorial Day. The holiday continues on
Wednesday and Thursday, May 31
and June 1.
Temple Beth Israel will hold an early Tikkun Leyl Shavuot — the traditional evening study session and cheese cake,
Tuesday evening, May 30, starting at 7 pm, followed by the evening service to begin the holiday.
Morning services for Shavuot will be held on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7 am both days.
Because Shavuot falls on a weekday, many will be working on those days. It is important that we have a minyan at our services, especially on Thursday when Yizkor memorial prayers will be recited, so those attending may say Mourner’s Kaddish. Please make every effort to attend services on these days, and notify us that you are coming. Services begin at 7 and should conclude by 9:30 am.
Blintzes will be served for breakfast after the weekday morning services.