On Shavuot we recall the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the bringing of the offering of first fruits to the Temple in Jerusalem. During our service we will completely unroll a Torah scroll. The leaders of the congregation will hold the scroll, encircling us in Torah. Young people who have become B’nai Mitzvah since last Shavuot will read from the Torah.
While we can no longer actually bring first fruits to the Temple, we do recall that act by bringing flowers to our sanctuary to decorate our Ark. We ask that you bring flowers to the Shavuot service to add to the beauty of the sanctuary. After the service we will join for Shavuot refreshments of blintzes, sweets and fruit in the Stoller-Soreff Social Hall.