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The Garden City Jewish Center
168 Nassau Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530
516-248-9180

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Yom Chamishi, 29 Iyyar 5777

Shavuot

TorahShavuot is a Hebrew word meaning "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. Shavuot was distinguished in ancient times by bringing crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.

During Shavout, we celebrate the giving of the Torah in our usual casual, but dignified Garden City Jewish Center manner.