From Sustainability to Cooking Classes: Virtual Ways to Celebrate Shavuot

Shavuot is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover Seder. This year, Shavuot begins at sundown on Thursday, May 28 and ends at sundown on Saturday, May 30. Shavuot is celebrated to commemorate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Traditionally an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot today features many customs, such as reading the Book of Ruth, eating dairy foods and staying up all night studying Jewish texts (called a tikkun).

This year, celebrate the holiday with these virtual events and create new traditions with your family!


In these unprecedented times come learn with Pearlstone!

Learn about the wheat harvest, bread making, ancient Torah wisdom and more. We look forward to seeing you at the top of the mountain.


Shavuot Cooking Workshop
Sunday, May 24, 12:00 p.m.,

Hosted by Huppit Bartov Miller, a cook, food blogger and the founder of An Israeli-American mother of three with an education and business background with a passion for food, family and tradition.

Join her cooking class, where you will make burekas and labneh for Shavuot. Here are the ingredients to bring:

For the Labneh:
3 cups of Plain yogurt (Huppit’s favorite is Greek yogurt) 
1 – 1 & 1/2 tsp. salt 
* cheese cloth
For playing:
Olive oil

For the Burekas
1.1 lb.. Puff pastry dough 
14 oz. Israeli feta cheese
8 oz. Goat cheese
2-3 Tbsp. Labneh 
1 egg
1 tsp. Black pepper 
1 & 1/2 cup chopped Israeli green olives 

Kadaif shredded pastry dough
Melted butter


Shinshinim, Shavuot and Family Feud!
Wednesday May 27, 4:00 p.m.

Zoom link provided upon registration

Join the Shinshinim and the Macks CJE for some “Family Feud” fun. Are you ready to play?


Come and Learn: A Greater Baltimore Virtual Shavuot Experience
Thursday May 28 7:00 p.m. through May 29, early a.m.

Join Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning for an inspiring Shavuot tikkun experience. Various rabbis, cantors and community leaders will lead thought provoking sessions throughout the evening.

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