Chag Sameach  - Happy Shavuot!
Celebrate Shavuot on Sunday, May 20th with University Synagogue!

Experience three ways of bringing Torah into our lives. Come and learn with UniSyn!
Study and brunch before end of year assembly
9am - 12pm
Big Sunday Beautification
This Shavuot, be part of the largest
community service event in the U.S.A.!

Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
450 N. Grand Ave. L.A. 90012     9:00 a.m.-12 noon 
(Only a half hour drive downtown - think how much farther
and longer our ancestors traveled in the desert…)

Big Sunday is fast approaching, and University Synagogue is again delighted to partner with our dedicated friends at i-CERV, the Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Service group. We’ll be creating an inspirational garden for the kids at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts. Put on your gardening clothes, green your thumbs, and help plant new flowers and bushes, raise old flower beds, and make the school’s quad look amazing.

Please email Bennett Tramer at  if you’re interested in participating, or if you have any questions. No need to individually register on the Big Sunday website, University Synagogue is already signed up.  We just need a rough head count. So let us know – and see you there for a Jewish-Muslim gardening extravaganza!
Potluck Lunch in Ruby Garden
Last day of religious school!
Closing assembly followed by potluck lunch in Ruby Garden
Want to Learn More about Celebrating Shavuot?
Shavuot is the Hebrew word for "weeks", and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  has recipes, family activities, study guides, and more to enhance your celebration of the giving of the Torah.
Happy Shavuot! We hope to see you there!