Shavuot!  We've Got You Covered!!  2021

Shavuot this year begins on Sunday evening, May 16th, and ends on Tuesday evening, May 18th.

Shavuot is the holiday celebrating the time when we got/get the gift of our precious Torah. Every year we don't just celebrate the past but we re-experience the giving of the Torah with the additional light and joy that we will receive this year.

This is a unique year and we have prepared a variety of programs to be able to provide our community with outdoor socially distanced and masked events as well as virtual options, all free of charge so that no one will be left behind or left out this Shavuot.

1. Socially Distanced and Masked In-Person Outdoor Shavuot Events

Shavuot Outdoor Experience: At CJC and At The Park

Come celebrate Shavuot! On Monday afternoon, May 17th, at 5:15pm, at CJC (outdoors), join us for the Shavuot service and hear the 10 commandments, followed at 6:15pm by the Shavuot community celebration at the Park (near CJC), which will include light dinner, ice cream and dairy pastries for dessert, relevant Shavuot insights, and a Shavuot related gift for all the children. You can come to one or both. Bring your own blanket and/or chair and join us for a socially distanced and masked (if you are not vaccinated), community Shavuot event.  

Click here to reserve your spot! The location of the park will be sent prior to the event.

Mommy & Me Shavuot @ The Park

If you have an infant or a toddler then this event is for you. Join us on Sunday, May 16th, at 11:00am for our Mommy & Me Shavuot at the Park celebration. This is a great way to meet and connect with other moms.

RSVP to receive the location of the event.  Click here to RSVP. The location will be emailed to you prior to the event. 

Teen Ten Talks & Cheesecake

If you are a teen and you are looking to connect with other teens this Shavuot then our outdoor Ten Talks & Cheesecake are perfect for you. Join us on Sunday, May 16th, at 7:00pm for our Cteen Shavuot celebration. RSVP to receive the exact location of the event.  Click here to RSVP. The location will be emailed to you prior to the event. 

2. Virtual Shavuot Celebrations

Community Virtual Lecture With Rabbi Shais Taub

On Thursday, May 13th, at 7:45pm, we will have the pleasure of hosting world-renowned lecturer Rabbi Shais Taub as we prepare for Shavuot. His topic will be "Why do I keep messing up? The Kabbalah of imperfection!". Get ready for an evening of insight, inspiration and intellectual stimulation. Find a cozy chair or couch, a warm or cold beverage, and join us on Zoom for our pre-Shavuot lecture.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link.   Click here to RSVP. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

3. Ten Talks

10 Minute Torah Ideas Worth Sharing; Presented by Members of Community

Sunday Night, May 16th, 10pm-12am, at CJC, "Ten Talks", Torah Ideas Worth Sharing.

One of the customs of Shavuot is staying up late and learning Torah ideas.

Join us for a late-night, in-person, socially distant, and masked, stimulating learning experience. Hear from members of the community Torah ideas worth sharing and a variety of subjects, from the esoteric to the scientific, and from the mystical to the philosophical. all while enjoying delectable cheesecake. This has always been a well-kept secret and has been enjoyed by all that have attended in the past.

Click here to RSVP

Click here,  If you have something that you'd like to present please let us know

Holiday Services

For our indoor services, if you are planning on joining please let us know by clicking here, and which service you are going to be joining us, thanks.

Monday morning, May 17th - 10am - The reading of the Ten Commandments at 11am.

Tuesday morning, May 18th - 10am - Yizkor at 11:45am.

4. Our Online Resources For A Meaningful Shavuot Wherever You May Be

Click here for our mega online Shavuot site 

Bassie and I look forward to celebrating this special and meaningful holiday with you in whichever way works for you and your family.

May you receive the gift of the Torah once again this year, and may it be more joyful and more personal.

With best wishes for a happy, healthy, and meaningful Shavuot for you and your family.

Rabbi Zalman & Bassie Marcus