Celebrate Shavuot With Stephen Wise!
On Shavuot, we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Join us for services, study sessions, delicious dairy desserts and more!
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Dairy Dessert-Making Class with Rabbis Sam and Rena
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
There might be some debate over why exactly we eat dairy on Shavuot, but everyone agrees that it’s a delicious tradition! Before the holiday starts, join SWFS resident chefs Rabbis Sam Natov and Rena Rifkin for a private cooking class to learn how to make healthy yogurt bark and decadent chocolate bark — shaped like the Torah and the Ten Commandments!
Erev Shavuot Service + Tikkun Leil Shavuot
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
On Shavuot, we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai with special readings and late-night study. Join our clergy for this special virtual service and followed by music and back-to-back teachings about the holiday, mystic traditions and more.
Join our clergy for a short service featuring special readings of piyyutim and from the Book of Ruth as we welcome Shavuot.
Sing-along with Cantor Dan Singer as he introduces soft and stormy melodies that express the unburdened ways of the righteous and the turbulent remorsefulness of the repentant.
The Jewish concept of nasseh v’nishmah (“do first, understand later”) is an ancient idea where Jews do the mitzvot first — and then study them. Join Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch as he explores this idea and what it means for modern Reform Jews.
The Torah is central to Judaism, and the way we portray it communicates different ideas and concepts. Join Rabbi Sam Natov as she explores the imagery our tradition uses to describe the Torah — from the tree of life to “black fire on white fire.”
Jewish tradition views Shavuot as a mystical marriage between God and Israel. Join Rabbi Shira Gluck as she examines this symbolic relationship and Torah’s role.
A soothsayer, a king and a talking donkey walk into a bar. Learn about one of the Bible’s funniest and lesser-known stories!
On Shavuot we celebrate receiving the Torah — a weighty gift — on Mount Sinai and prepare to pass it on, l’dor vador, from generation to generation. Join Student Cantor Joe Flaxman as he explores this fundamental joy through text and song.
Yom Tov Morning Service with Hallel and Yizkor
MONDAY, MAY 17, 10:00 a.m.
Join Rabbi Shira Gluck and Student Cantor Joe Flaxman for an intimate and meaningful Shavuot morning service to commemorate the receiving of the Torah. We will also honor our deceased loved ones with a Yizkor service. Watch live at swfs.org/live or on Facebook or YouTube.