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Holiday Times for Washington DC

​Shavuot Dates:

  • Shavuot will be celebrated from June 11 - June 13.
     

  • All night learning will take place on June 11, and the 10 commandments will be read on June 12.
     

Shavuot Times:

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 2024:

    • Candle-Lighting: 8:16PM

    • Shavuot Program: 10:30PM

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2024:

    • Morning Services: 10:00AM

    • 10 Commandments followed by                  Dairy Kiddush 11AM

    • Light Candles after 9:23PM (From a pre-existing flame)

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2024:

    • Morning Services 10:00AM

    • Make Havdalah after 9:23PM​

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Shavuot Guide
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What is Shavuot?

The word Shavuot (or Shavuos) means “weeks.” It celebrates the completion of the seven-week Omer counting period between Passover and Shavuot.

The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai on Shavuot more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah.

The giving of the Torah was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times. Our sages have compared it to a wedding between G‑d and the Jewish people. Shavuot also means “oaths,” for on this day G‑d swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to Him. Learn more about the giving of the Torah and what it means to us today.

Shavuot Resources

Jewish Jeopardy

Join us for the festival of Shavuot! Hear the 10 commandments, enjoy a delicious dessert buffet and compete in our famous Jewish Jeopardy!

 

RSVP (complimentary) required below.

All-Night Learning

It is customary to stay up for the duration of the night of Shavuot. Join us for interesting classes, exciting games and of course coffee and snacks as we learn through the night. 

Classes:

"When was the Torah REALLY given?"

By Rabbi Menachem Shemtov

"The Kabbalah of Shavuot"

By Rabbi Yitzy Ceitlin

Hear the 10 commandments!

We are required to hear the 10 commandments as they are read from the Torah. The 10 commandments will be read Monday morning at approximately 11AM Followed by an amazing Dairy Buffet Kiddush!

Ice Cream Brunch! 

Here's the scoop:

Shavuot is arguably the most monumental(and delicious!) Jewish holiday.

Come by for an reading of the Ten Commandments & a deluxe dairy smorgasbord brunch

that'll blow your mind.

We're talking ice cream bar, boozy milkshakes, dairy apps, and obviously- lots of cheesecake!

In the event that the forms do not load properly on your browser, click here for the RSVP form

Shavuot Dairy Brunch RSVP

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