Shelter Rock Jewish Center hosts Shavuot festivities

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Shelter Rock Jewish Center hosts Shavuot festivities

Shelter Rock Jewish Center invites the community to an evening of learning and fellowship, to include services, communal singing, a light dinner and discussion, in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Shavuot. The service begins at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.

This year the evening will be spent with one of the oldest books of Jewish thought and belief, Pirkei Avot, newly translated by Rabbi Cohen and presented by himself, Hazzan Goller, and a team of dedicated volunteers.

Earlier that day, regular Shabbat services will be held at 9 a.m. and evening service at the close of Shabbat at 6:30 p.m., and separate youth services.

The Shavuout Festival continues, with morning services on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21, at 9 a.m., when the Ten Commandments will be read aloud. The Festival of Shavuot marks the Torah being given to the people of Israel in the Sinai dessert after their exodus from Egypt. A dairy Kiddush-luncheon follows services. The next day, May 21, a Yizkor service will be held, a part within the main service, commencing at approximately 10:45 a.m., to honor deceased relatives and others.

Also on Saturday morning, May 19, separate age-appropriate services for youngsters are Gan Shabbat for children, ages 2 to 6, from 11 a.m. to noon, and Family Shabbat for children in Grades 2 to 7, from 10:45 a.m. to noon, which engage them and accompanying adults in stories, songs, learning games and prayer, and a Kiddush for everyone follows.

Shelter Rock Jewish Center is located at 272 Shelter Rock Road (intersection Herricks Road), Roslyn. For information email [email protected] or call 516-741-4305 ext. 10.

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