The half-million Jews of South Florida will join their fellows worldwide for
The holiday is one of the three Jewish “pilgrim festivals,” along with
Synagogues observe Shavuot with the reading of the Ten Commandments. Some also read the biblical story of Ruth, who converted to Judaism and became the grandmother of King David. According to tradition, David was born and died on Shavuot.
A popular Shavuot custom is eating blintzes, cheesecake and other dairy treats, a way of stating that the Torah is like the biblical "milk and honey."
In recent years, many synagogues have increasingly held confirmation ceremonies on Shavuot, as their young men and women take their place in the Jewish community.
Here are some planned Shavuot events around South Florida. More will be added as they come in.
Maariv evening service for Shavuot, 7 p.m. May 26 at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton. Included: discussion on "Engaging
Ten Commandments reading at 10 a.m. May 27 at Chabad Lubavitch of
At Temple Anshei Shalom,
Torah marathon starting 11:45 p.m. May 26 At Chabad Lubavitch of Greater
Jewish War Veterans, guests for Yizkor service 9 a.m. May 28 at Temple Beth Israel of