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Jewish Community Shavuot program at Temple Israel


Shavuot is the second of three historical pilgrimage/agricultural festivals mentioned in the Torah. It is also known as Z’man Matan Torateinu—the Time of the Giving of our Torah at Mount Sinai. Therefore, the study of Torah is a cornerstone of celebrating this holiday. It is a tradition to hold study sessions throughout the night, known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot.

The Jewish people were all there for the giving of the Torah, so it is appropriate that we here and now come together to celebrate as a community. This year Temple Israel is hosting an evening of study on Tuesday, May 30th. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a dairy dinner. The cost of the dinner is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Reservations are necessary and due by May 24th. Please contact the Temple Israel office at 407-647-3055 to make your reservations.

At 7:30 p.m. there will be a short evening service for adults and kid-friendly activities with Fanny Sernik running simultaneously.

At 8 p.m. the study session will begin with lively debate on these engaging topics:

• The application of torture to extract timely information

• The control of charitable funds when there is an implication of deceit

• Neighborhood complaints regarding a landowner/occupant that has allowed their property to be so objectionable that concerns are publicly raised

One of the highlights of the evening is the annual Cheesecake Bake Off where everyone is invited to taste several varieties of home baked cakes, vote for their favorite, and crown the champion of the competition. Anyone interested in competing in this bake off should contact Susan Bernstein (susanbernstein35@gmail.com) for further information.

Temple Israel is located at 50 S. Moss Road in Winter Springs.


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