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Shavuot 5783/2023

Just 50 days after Passover, Shavuot arrives to remind us of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It begins with Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a night of communal learning, and continues with services (including the reading of the Ten Commandments), and sharing of favorite dairy dishes, including cheesecake.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Shavuot Across Brooklyn

We come together Thursday, May 25th, from 9:00 PM-6:00 AM (or any part of that), to begin Shavuot together as a Brooklyn-wide Jewish community. Shavuot Across Brooklyn, a Tikkun Leil Shavuot (a night of learning) is held at CBE (8th Ave and Garfield). Click here for details.

PSJC Shavuot Services

In-Person and Zoom

Friday, May 26 | 10:00 AM—Join us at PSJC for Shavuot morning services—including the receiving of the Ten Commandments anew, followed by some delicious cheesecake, of course.
(Note, because of Shavuot, there are no Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday night)


Saturday, May 27 | 10:00 AM— Special Shavuot Shabbat Service, including Yizkor around 11:30 AM.

Followed by kiddush featuring our famous PSJC Sinai Sundaes.
Following Sinai Sundaes and Cheesecake Kiddush, please join us for our annual Shavuot Picnic (1:15 PM)

Sinai Sundays

A PSJC Shavuot Tradition

Join us for a taste of the Torah! Have a sense of humor and an open mind as we take your senses on a tour of Sinai with punny toppings and edible text study!

The journey begins approximately at 12:15 PM and all are welcome for Sinai Sundaes and the Shavuot picnic on Saturday, May 27th. 

Make sure you are following us on Instagram for DIY recipes to make at home if you will be unable to join us!

A Taste of Whiskey (Israeli-Style)

At the end of Shavuot/Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) 6:00 PM (PSJC Tent)
In the last couple of years, quietly and slowly, the Israeli Whiskey industry (particularly distilleries in Tel Aviv and the Galilee) became the surprise of the Whiskey world. In fact, this year, the young “Milk and Honey” distillery won the biggest award the whiskey industry has to offer: 2023 World Whiskies Awards.
Thanks to JAFI and UJA, we will have the opportunity to explore the Israeli Whiskey Industry - We will taste nine different Israeli Whiskies from six different distilleries. Our guide on this Whiskey journey will be Joshua Mann, from "Jews and Booze"- an initiative created to embrace the light-hearted side of life, that good Whiskey and spirits are meant to celebrate. RSVP to let us know you can join us, as space is limited.

Scoops on the Stoop for Shavuot

Sunday, May 21 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM or until supplies run out

Going to be out of town? Start the celebration early! Stop by the stoop for a scoop and visit the PSJC Tzedakah Fair. 

Shavuot Anchor

Additional Resources

Shavuot May 17
Shavuot May 18
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