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Shavuot

Erev Shavuot at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Morning services here at shul – bring a dairy nosh to share. May 30th    7:30 pm – 12 am at Congregation Neveh Shalom Interfaith Torah Shavuot Exploration – Esteemed scholars and clergy of different religions will give various talks about how the Torah centered principles of kindness, civility and caring; conversation & dialog and... Read more →

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The Feast of Weeks

Celebrated seven weeks after Passover, Shavuot combines two major religious observances: the grain harvest of the early summer and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. One of the three pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel, Shavuot ties the giving of the first fruits of the harvest with the covenant between God and Israel and receiving of Divine Law. On Shavuot, it is it is customary to eat dairy foods.  You’ll find some reasons and recipes HERE. Read more →

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