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Shavuot, the feast of weeks, is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second Passover seder, and the name itself, shavuot, means weeks. As with many Jewish holidays, Shavuot was originally an agricultural holiday celebrating the grain harvest, and after biblical times, it added the celebration of when the Israelites received the gift of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. We traditionally celebrate through all-night studying and learning and eating delicious dairy foods.
Celebrating Shavuot at Home – a handy guide to home rituals for the holiday of Shavuot – includes information about the holiday, all blessings and rituals, and some Shavuot activities you can do with your children
Easy Shavuot Cheesecake Recipe – watch as Geryl Baer, Beth El’s Director of Community Engagement, and her daughter make an easy no-bake cheesecake!
Tissue Paper Flowers – in addition to celebrating the gift of the Torah, Shavuot also celebrates the first fruits of the harvest, including flowers! This fun activity will beauty your holiday table.
Torah Cake Recipe – ready for a fun baking hunt? The ingredients you will need for the adventure are hidden in a Torah scavenger hunt. This fun activity will end up a delicious treat.
Listen to Yossi and the Monkey: A Shavuot Story read by Geryl Baer. Perfect for preschool and early elementary school aged children.
Shake it up for Shavuot Ice Cream – it is traditional to eat food made from dairy products during Shavuot, so this activity is perfect!
Flower Cut-Out Coloring Page – these coloring pages are perfect ways to decorate for the holiday
Shavuot Picture Finder – You won’t find Waldo, but you can search this image to see if you can find all of the hidden items!
Mount Sinai Muffins – Celebrate the gift of the Torah by creating an edible Mount Sinai!