Shavuot 5779 at PAS

The Torah establishes Shavuot as Hag Ha-Bikkurim, the festival of the early summer harvest. Over time, the holiday also became recognized as Zman Matan Torateinu, the time when the Torah was given at Mount Sinai, which we celebrate by reading the Ten Commandments. Celebrate with PAS! Please come for one or more Shavuot events.

Saturday, June 8

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Mystery and History: George Washington's Letter to the Jewstery and History: George Washington's Letter to the Jews
8:00 pm | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center
Rabbi Saveno
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Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island, created a precedent of equality unknown to Jews during centuries of exile. However, many questions exist about this 1790 document, including who actually wrote the letter and what our first president meant.

9:00 pm | Festive Evening Service | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

9:30 pm | Cheesecake Reception | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

12:30 am | Your People Shall Be My People: An Inclusive Approach to Conversion | JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Rabbi Cosgrove
Shavuot is the festival marking Ruth’s joining the Jewish people. What does Jewish tradition say about converts and conversion, and what policy recommends itself for contemporary Jewry?
This lecture is part of the Paul Feig Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the JCC Manhattan.

Sunday, June 9


7:30 am | Hashkamah Minyan | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

9:45 am | Festival Morning Service | 87th Street
The Torah reading will include the Ten Commandments. Kiddush at 90th Street immediately following the service.

11:00 am | Inclusion Service for Shavuot | Ramaz Upper School, 60 E 78th St
Join Rabbi Zuckerman, Cantor Brook, Rabbi Savenor, and Josh Rosenberg for a sensitive, interactive, and accessible Shavuot service based on the successful Shireinu model at Rodeph Shalom. The service is open to all, members and nonmembers of all ages. We will provide multiple accommodations during the service including an ASL interpreter and snacks.

5:45 pm | Festival Evening Service | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center


Monday, June 10

7:30 am | Hashkamah Minyan | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

9:45 am | Festival Morning Service with Yizkor | 87th Street
The service will include reading selections from the Book of Ruth in addition to the Torah reading for the second day of Shavuot. Kiddush at 90th Street immediately following the service.

10:30 am | Shavuot Service and Ice Cream Party for Families with Young Children | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center
Join Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Josh Rosenberg to celebrate receiving the Torah with song, dance, and ice cream!
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12:00 pm | Shavuot Family Picnic Hosted by Day School Community | North end of the Great Lawn
Bring your own blankets, food, and outdoor games to share, and be ready for a fun afternoon! No RSVP and no rain date. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

5:45 pm | Evening Minyan | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center

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