Where to Stream Shavuot Services

The following congregations will be livestreaming a Shavuot morning service on Monday, May 17.

Shavuot 2021

In 2021, this holiday begins at sunset on May 16.

27 Shavuot Recipe Ideas

Enjoy the holiday known for blintzes and cheesecake and all things creamy and cheesy.

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Summary

This reading describes God’s revelation to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. The first part of the reading details God’s instructions to Moses about preparing the people to receive the Torah. The second part describes the giving of the Ten Commandments.

Shavuot Day 1 Reading

Exodus 19:1 - 20:23
Numbers 28:26 - 28:31

Ezekiel 1:1-28; 3:12

Soul Memories

What actually happened at Mount Sinai?

Videos

What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

A survey of the many explanations given for the tradition of eating milk products.

Is Mah-Jongg a Jewish Game?

This Chinese parlor game found Jewish enthusiasts in the Catskills.

Recipes

Kanafeh Cheesecake Recipe

A decadent Middle Eastern-inspired cheesecake.

Blueberry Cheesecake Danish Recipe

Crisp on the outside with a buttery, flaky dough and fruity cheesecake filling.

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover matzah ball.

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The all-nighter is an observance that developed on Shavuot.

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