at Chabad of Grand Rapids
Shavuot: May 28 - 30, 2020
Message from the Rabbi
Over 3,332 years ago, the children of Israel stood as one nation at the foot of the Mount Sinai and received the Torah from G‑d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
Please join us for the reading of the Ten commandments followed by a deary Kiddish & Ice cream party.
You can find more information about the holiday and our programming below.
Wishing you a happy Shavuot,
Rabbi Yosef Weingarten
Dairy kiddish & Ice Cream Party
Shavuot (945x365)
Join us for the reading of the 10 commandments followed by a Dairy Kiddish & Ice cream party!
When: Friday, May 29th at 12:45 pm
Where: Chabad House
A family event - all are welcome! Hope to see you there.
Service Schedule
Thursday - May 28th
Evening Service: 9:00pm
Light Candles after: 8:54 pm
Friday - May 29th
Morning Services: 10:30am
10 Commandments reading: 12:45pm
Kiddish: 1:15pm
Evening Services: 9:00pm
Light Candles after: 8:55 pm
Saturday - May 30th
Morning Services: 10:30am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 1:00pm
Evening Services: 9:00 pm
Yom Tov Ends: 10:06pm
Join us for services at Chabad House 2615 Michigan St
All Night Learning
Please join us for all-night learning as we delve into many interesting topics including: The Ten Commandments, Tanya, Why we are celebrating this holiday etc..
Thursday night May 28th @ 11:30pm
We hope to see you there!
Plenty of coffee and refreshments!
Holiday Meal
You are cordially invited to join us for a one-of-a-kind dairy holiday meal in honor of Shavuot! Get together with family and friends, and also enjoy delicious hot blintzes, cheesecakes, ice cream and much more.
Men, women and children are invited.
10 Commandments
Friday, May 29th, approximately 12:45pm
Come with your entire family to hear the 10 Commandments read from the Torah, as it was read on Mount Sinai!
Our Sages explain that before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish People, He demanded guarantors. The people suggested our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these were not sufficient. They cited many other great leaders and people but G‑d did not accept them either! Finally, they declared, "Our children will be our guarantors!" G‑d immediately accepted and agreed to give them the Torah.
The Jewish Children were — and still are — the guarantors and transmitters of the Torah. Our commitment to their education has always been the best assurance to the continuity of Torah and Mitzvoth . When G‑d gave the Torah on Mt. Sinai, every Jewish child was present. Let us ensure that our children will be there this year too!
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Shavuot Picks
Shavuot is a time when we recommit ourselves to Torah study, and affirm our membership in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Shavuot features from our site. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Shavuot.