Shavuot 2024 at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Shavuot: Connections, Commandments, & Cheesecake

With Congregation Shaare Emeth, Congregation Temple Israel, Temple Emanuel, and United Hebrew Congregation

Tuesday, June 11
7–9:15 p.m. at Congregation Shaare Emeth

Shavuot Cheesecake Baking

Monday, June 10
1-4 p.m. in the Main Kitchen

Come celebrate Shavuot’s love for dairy treats with specialty baker Farilyn Hale and you’ll leave with new recipes and plenty of hands-on experience.

Shavuot Family Open House

Tuesday, June 11
Drop in from 3:30–6 p.m.

Families with 2–12-year-olds are invited to climb (inflatable) Mt. Sinai, taste dairy treats, and enjoy hands-on activities together. Free & open to all!



Shavuot Yizkor Service

Wednesday, June 12 at 9 a.m. in the B’nai El Chapel

About Shavuot

June 11-13, 2024

Shavuot, literally translated as “weeks,” is the date commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It originally began a festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest, Additionally, Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.

In modern times Shavuot is a celebration of Torah, education, dairy foods and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life. Many people stay up all night–or at least stay up late–studying Torah, often as part of community learning. These events are known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot, literally meaning “rectification for Shavuot night.” It also is customary to eat dairy foods such as blintzes and cheesecake Shavuot, as Jewish tradition compares the words of Torah to the sweetness of milk and honey.

Shavuot Resources

Learn more about Shavuot history, rituals, and customs, including dairy recipes, table decorations, and clips from Shalom Sesame by clicking here.

Winter Weather: January 14, 2024

Religious School Canceled

Due to the predicted weather forecast for Sunday, January 14, all Sunday Religious School programming has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding and support. The temple offices and our religious school will reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.