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Final Days of TIRS in May
May 15: A Shavuot Celebration for the Last Day of Religious School
Shavuot occurs seven weeks after Passover. It celebrates two things: the giving of the Ten Commandments (and many believe the entire Torah) at Mount Sinai after the Israelites left Egypt, and also the first fruits of the harvest in ancient Israel. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. as the students gather in their classrooms for a final Judaica class.
At 10:30 a.m., everyone will assemble in the social hall to be divided into teams. The students will put on a performance at noon in the social hall to demonstrate what they've learned about this amazing holiday.
On Shavuot, it's customary to eat both dairy and sweet foods, since we are celebrating the harvest of the "land of milk and honey." Please bring a dairy dish or dessert to share with everyone at our vegetarian potluck picnic after religious school.