To get ready for the holiday why not do a little volunteering? This is a great way to build up an appetite for the holiday itself.
Shavuot Packages for Lone Soldiers
Nefesh B'Nefesh and the Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah are back to pack. Come and join other volunteers in making Shavuot packages for Lone Soldiers who are serving throughout the country. We have over 400 boxes!
This event is FREE. Pizza will be served.
Singles and Young Couples in their 20's and 30's
Sunday, May 16, 2010
To register: www.nbn.org.il/jnbncal/main/1/1985
If you really want to get into the harvest spirit then make your way over to the Lone Tree Brewery and Ruthy’s Gallery where you are invited for a special Shavuot Famers’ Market. The market will have everything from olive oil, cheese, flowers and honey to prepared food and even art and clothing booths. Best of all there will be a free coffee corner!
May 15, Friday: 9am to 3pm
May 17, Monday 10am to 7pm
In the courtyard of Antman’s Farm (opposite the Deer Park) in Gush Etzion
If you’re looking for a Shavuot getaway then check out Maaleh Hever located near Hevron. Their Shavuot package includes a special Shabbat program making it a true holiday weekend. There will be endless amounts of learning activities as well as hikes, delicious food and accommodations in their guest house.
Ruthie's Yesha Experiences
For more info: 052-430-7405, 02-561-1962
Another great escape lies within the Jerusalem hills in Bat Ayin. Spending Shavuot in Bat Ayin is more than just a getaway it’s like a spiritual awakening. From meditation to an all night learning seder with the best teachers the community has to offer, meals with the community, and special workshops, your soul and physical being are both bound to be full by the end of the holiday. Sorry gentlemen this event is just for the women.
Register by May 11th
Suggested donation: 100 NIS, including classes, activities, meals for Shavuot and accommodations.
For more info: Elana Benarroch at 993-4945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Want even more spiritual renewal than Bat Ayin? Then check out the 3-day Re’jew’venation Retreat that will “take you on a powerful intellectual and emotional journey into the unseen world of ancient Jewish wisdom.” The retreat will include internationally acclaimed rabbis and scientists covering a wide variety of topics such as the existence of the universe, the Jewish people and their relationship to other nations, science vs. religion, and more.
Monday - Wednesday, May 17-19th 2010
Beit HaAracha 'Bayit v'Gan' Jerusalem
Adults: 600nis per person/double occupancy
Children in parents room; age 2-12, 300nis; under 2, 120nis
The cost includes hotel accommodations, lectures, meals, snacks and child care.
For a classic yet insightful night of all learning you’ll want to head to the old city. Shavuot brings thousands of people to the old city throughout the night, if only to hang out with old friends, make new ones or find a place offering learning and some free midnight snacks. Need a place to start? Try out Isralight's all night learning with Rabbi David Aaron. Also, check out a tour to really learn the secrets about the old city and Shavuot atmosphere.
May 18 11pm-5am
Eliyahu haNavi Synagogue
11:30pm - Our Purpose, Our Passion: The Torah Driven Life
1:00 am - Meet your Maker
2:00 am - Re-Living Sinai
3:30 am - Totally Alive Now
Heavenly Jerusalem Tours
Migdal David, Jaffa Gate
The Shavuot holiday is a great way to make new friends. Hang out at the post-Shavuot Seudah Shlishit with Nefesh B’Nefesh where you can enjoy good food and drink and end the holiday with a musical Havdallah.
May 19, 2010
6:15pm-7:00pm- Simultaneous sessions in Hebrew & English (30 minutes)
7:00pm until the end of Shabbat - Seudah Shlishit & musical Havdallah
Singles & Young Couples in their 20's and 30's.
For something a bit more artsy check out Beit Avichai’s ‘The Human Image’ Shavuot night. The night’s festivities will include the many different perspectives of Adam and Eve, from creation to freedom of choice. There will be study sessions exploring human’s image as noted in the Bible, Midrash, philosophy, science, history, law, medicine and religious laws. Session leaders include, Dr. Meir Buzaglo, Judge Dvora Berliner (president of Tel Aviv District Court), Moti Bar-Or (director of Kolot), Rabbi Tamar Duvdevani, Prof. Jonathan Halevy (director general of Shaare Zedek Medical Center), Dr. Yitzhak Skorokhod, poet Amit Assis and actor Doron Tavori.
A detailed program will be printed in newspapers and posted on the Beit Avi Chai website shortly before the event. This is a Hebrew-language only event.
May 18, 11pm
King George St. 44
Free, but limited seating