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Explore Shavuot

By JCC Milwaukee June 8, 2024

what is Shavuot?

Shavuot 2024 begins at sunset on Tuesday, June 11, and lasts until nightfall on Thursday, June 13.

Shavuot (shah-voo-oat), the Festival of Weeks, is celebrated exactly seven weeks after Passover. While the holiday’s origins trace back to an ancient agricultural festival that marked the beginning of the summer wheat harvest, Shavuot has long been identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, which occurred seven weeks after the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.

Shavuot is a celebration of Torah, education, and community. The holiday offers each individual an opportunity to reaffirm their choice to participate actively in Jewish life.

Ways to observe the holiday:

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