Shavuot Begins Thursday May 25
Nightfall on Friday May 27, 2023
Shavuot (May 26-27, 2023), the holiday of “weeks”, commemorates Israel's receiving the Torah at Sinai. After the 49-day, 7-week countdown since Passover, we at last reach Shavuot on the 50th day. In the synagogue we read the story of the Revelation at Sinai, in which God descended upon Mount Sinai and communicated directly with Israel, giving the nation the Ten Commandments and its unique mission to God and mankind. We also read the Book of Ruth, telling the story of one of Israel's finest converts.
There are no specific mitzvot to fulfill on Shavuot, but some common customs are decorating the synagogue with plants (just as Mount Sinai blossomed), staying up all Shavuot night studying Torah, and eating dairy foods such as cheesecake.
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Thursday Night, May 28 - Erev Shavuos
*Remember Eruv Tavshillin
7:59 pm Candle Lighting
8:05 pm Mincha
9:06 pm Maariv
12:00 am Shavuos Night Learning at Shul
Friday, May 29 - Shavuos, Erev Shabbos
5:00 AM Shachris 1
9:15 AM Shachris 2
10:30 AM Somerton Nshei Ladies Shavous breakfast
6:45 PM Mincha Kabbalas Shabbos
6:46 PM Earliest Candle Lighting
8:00 PM Latest Candle Lighting
8:18 PM Sunset
Shabbos, May 30 - Shavuos II
9:15 AM Shachris
11:15 AM Yizkor
8:00 PM Mincha
9:18 PM Maariv
9:32 PM Havdala RT
2017 SHAVUOT TIMES
CONGREGATION BETH SOLOMON SYNAGOGUE SHAVUOS LEARNING PACKET
ABC's OF SHAVUOT
An overview of the Shavuot Holiday.
WHY DAIRY ON SHAVUOT?
Seven fascinating reasons for this popular custom.
THE GIVING OF THE TORAH AT MOUNT SINAI
It is ironic that Shavuot is such a little known holiday, given that it commemorates the single most important event in Jewish History the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
CONTEMPORARY MESSAGES OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
Now more than ever, the world can benefit from the Decalogue’s contemporary lessons. As we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, commemorating the day God gave us the Torah on Mount Sinai, it’s appropriate to reflect on the contemporary messages of The 10 Commandments.
THE 613 COMMANDMENTS
613 is one of the most famous Jewish numbers, representing all the commandments of the Torah.
How many can you name?
THE BOOK OF RUTH | A MYSTERY UNRAVELED
She was a Moabite princess who converted to Judaism in the 10th century BCE, but what does her story have to do with the events at Mount Sinai more than 300 years earlier?
A VERY SIMPLE GUIDE TO SHAVUOT
Sofya Tamarkin's blog contains a very simple guide to Shavuot.
OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE TORAH
A big picture look at the books of the Bible and the Oral Law.
PROCESS OF TRANSMISSION
Everyone knows that the Talmud is full of disagreements. Does this mean that the information is innacurate?
Actually, it proves the opposite!
WHAT IS THE ORAL TORAH?
The content of the Talmud, the accompanying oral part of the Torah, was actually transmitted before the written Bible.
RABBI FOHRMAN INTRODUCES THE NARRATIVE OF THE BOOK OF RUTH
Rabbi Fohrman introduces the narrative of the book of Ruth, explaining that in order to fully understand the story and why we read it on Shavuot, we must also understand two similar stories: the narratives of Lot and his daughters and Judah and Tamar.
THE DAY THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
Discover the most important intellectual development in human history.
SHAVUOT: THE SECRET OF INSPIRATION
Why did G-d wait 49 days before giving the Torah?
WHAT IS SHAVUOT REALLY ABOUT
A wedding celebration between God and the Jewish People.
CRASH COURSE IN SHAVUOT
Short on time? Watch this Crash Course in Shavuot video to learn more.
A selection of coloring pages for the kids!
SHAVUOT FAMILY PARSHA
A story and discussion questions for parents and kids about Shavuot and the importance of unity.
SHAVUOT CRAFTS FOR THE FAMILY
Make a gorgeous bouquet for Shavuot with cupcake liner flowers.
EASY TRADITIONAL SHAVUOT MENU
Passover recipes by Joy of Kosher
DAIRY DISHES PERFECT FOR SHAVUOT
Selected Dairy Dish Recipes
SHAVUOT FOR THE LACTOSE INTOLERANT
Lactose Intolerant Dishes perfect for Shavuot.
EATING HEALTHY ON SHAVUOT
Tasty and Healthy dishes for your Shavuot meals.