Shavuot Events

Services for Shavuot will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27

A Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Conversation: The Torah of Statehood: Are We Commanded to Make Aliyah?
Thursday, May 25, 2023
7:15 p.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek


Join us as we celebrate Shavuot through prayer, learning, friendship, and nosh! A light dairy dinner will be served.

Minchah will begin in-person and online at 7:15 p.m. At approximately 7:30 p.m. in-person only, we will begin learning together in anticipation of Shavuot.

The Torah of Statehood: Are We Commanded to Make Aliyah? Join Rabbi Aaron Starr and Rabbi Yoni Dahlen to discuss the American Jewish relationship with Israel today and the halachic (Jewish legal) ramifications of the modern state.

At 9:45 p.m. in-person and online, Hazzan Propis will lead us in the Festival Maariv.


Saturday, May 27, 2023
9:30 a.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Our 2nd Day Shavuot service in the sanctuary will include the 4th and final memorial Yizkor service of 5783, and Hazzan Propis will be accompanied by our Shaarey Zedek choir.

Family Shavuot Program and Ice Cream Kiddush
Saturday, May 27, 2023
11:15 a.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Join us for a special Shavuot family service.

Let’s celebrate the holiday of eating dairy foods with a yummy ice cream kiddush outside under the tent following services.


Shavuot Siyyum
Saturday, May 27, 2023
1:00 p.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Join us for a Siyyum right after lunch on Shabbat (2nd day of Shavout). A Siyyum is a joyous celebration observed by Jewish people, when a study group completes their studies.

The 2022 – 2023 conversion class will be teaching our congregation about “Lost Torah: Rabbi Akiva’s Students and the Priceless Value of Jewish Learning”

A dessert reception will immediately follow the study session.

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, May, 25, 2023.