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Each week we'll continue sharing Shabbat with each other (find out more here) and we're also excited to ensure that we can still share in celebrating festivals together over these troubled times.


Shavuot, meaning the Festival of ‘Weeks’, is the second of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot). Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits). Historically, it celebrates the occasion of the receiving of the Torah by Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. For this reason it is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah). 

  • Shavuot Resources Through this link, you'll find some of our favourite resources from various sites, we hope you enjoy them too!
  • Erev Shavuot Service - Thursday 28th May, 6:30pm - Join Rabbi Benji and Yoav Oved for our festival service with beautiful singing by Yoav. We will have the Siddur for the service available online and include it in a reminder email on the day.
  • Erev Shavuot: Stories After Dark - Thursday 28th May, from 7:10pm - Following the service, we will hold a Chai style Tikkun Leil, with sessions based around Storytelling. There will be learning for everyone, from listening to stories about mental health challenges, to reading stories from the Torah, to exploring the stories that recipes and music share about culture. There will be time to share and craft our own stories with each other as well.   

Tue, 4 August 2020 14 Av 5780