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Yom Shabbat, 28 Kislev 5778

Shavuot is the Hebrew word for "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.

When is Shavuot?

2014  June 3 - 4
2015  May 23 - 24
2016  June 11 - 12
2017  May 30 - 31
2018  May 19-20

Learn More by clicking on one of the following links: History, Customs, Glossary.