Shavuot is a festival that is highly under-celebrated, and that’s a shame. It has all the hallmarks of a fun, spirited, and intellectually stimulating holiday with something in it for all ages.
There’s the famous dairy meal and scrumptious cheesecake that is part of the holiday’s culinary culture, there’s the focus on study and appreciating the wisdom of the Torah as well as contemporary Jewish and Israeli themes (some stay up all night studying and dialoguing with community and friends), and, of course, there’s the 10 Commandments which are customarily read to commemorate the Revelation at Sinai.
The Holiday also has an agricultural component, that has trickled down through the ages with the custom of adorning the synagogue and the home with exquisite flower formations.
If you’ve never experienced this holiday before, come try it at CBI. You’ll be glad you did, and you’ll definitely learn something new.