The Festival of Shavuot

May 16-18, 2021

Shavuot 2021 is celebrated from sunset on Sunday, May 16 until nightfall on Tuesday night, May 18. Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and is one of the three biblical holidays where during the times of the Holy Temple every Jew would go up to Jerusalem.

We refrain from all work and traveling and focus inward on receiving the Torah. We may have been given the Torah 3,333 years ago but we are consistently working on internalizing and truly receiving all aspects of the Torah. It is celebrated by lighting candles, holiday prayers, festive meals with kiddush and hamotzie,  learning Torah, the reading of the Ten Commandments, the Book of Ruth, feasting on dairy foods and more.

We are permitted to carry on Shavuot and cook from a pre-existing flame.  On holidays it is only permissible to cook from a pre-existent flame, one that is burning since the onset of the holiday, such as an oven that was left on, or a burner that is on. 

SHAVUOT SCHEDULE

(Times specified are for NYC)

Sunday, May 16 - Shavuot Eve

Candle lighting 7:49 pm

Mincha 8:00 pm

Followed by a Siyum on Tractate Sotah

Maariv 8:55 pm Followed by Dinner RSVP

All night learning 11:30 pm - 3:45 am with open Tea Room

11:30 pm: Is Shavuot the Holiday that we celebrate the Giving of the Torah or not?
by Rabbi Dovid Krasnjanski

12: 15 am: I am G‑d Your G‑d Who Took You Out of Egypt. What's the connection between Torah and Redemption?

by Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski

1:00 am Lab Grown Meat -  Is it kosher? Is it meat?

What does Jewish law say about the future of the meat industry? 

by Rabbi Shlomo Gutnick 

1:45 am If the Oral Torah Was Given at Mt. Sinai How Could There Be Any Arguments Among the Rabbis?

by Rabbi Mendel Krasnianski

2:30 am Mt. Sinai the Marriage between the Jewish People and Hashem

by Rabbi Moshe Krasnjansky

3:15 am - 3:45 am: The Inner Story: The Talmudic Account of the giving of the Torah from the tractate Shabbat

by Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski

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Monday, May 17 - Shavuot Day

9:30 am Services

11:00 am Children’s Program and Pizza Party

Reading of the Ten Commandments approximately 11:15 am

Men, Women and Children come and hear the Reading of the Ten Commandments!

Followed by a Grand Dairy Kiddush and Ice Cream Party for all!

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Ten Commandments in the Park with a side of ice cream

4 pm at John Jay Park

6 pm at Central Park (72nd and 5th Avenue)

7:45 pm Mincha/Maariv

Tuesday, May 18 - 2nd Day Shavuot

9:00 am Chassidic Philosophy with Rabbi Dovid Krasnjanski

9:30 am Services

Yizkor approximately 11:45 am

Followed by Grand Kiddush

7:00 pm Mincha

Followed by Farbrengen

Maariv and Havdalah

Holiday Ends 8:57 pm

Chag Sameach!

A few tips to preparing for Shavuot holiday:

• Before Shavuot begins make sure to turn on and off any lights you want to remain on for the holiday

• Leave your stove and oven on the temperature you want

for the holiday.

• Set your oven and refrigerator to Shabbat Mode, or turn off the lights in these appliances.

·•Light a yahrzeit candle. This can be used as your pre-existing flame.

 • Turn off your phone and computer and get ready for 48 hours of “Receiving the Torah!”