Lag B’Omer celebrates the 33rd day of the Omer. Centuries ago, the Romans outlawed the study of Torah at this time of the year, so the Jewish people went into the forests to study and gather. Also, during that time, a plague struck the Jewish people, but abated on the 33rd day of the Omer. For this reason, we celebrate (close to) this day by having our Shabbat services outside in nature.
Watermelon and Cookies
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Our year of Jubilee festivities concludes with Shavuot, the holiday celebrating the gift of Torah received at Mount Sinai with a special Torah reading. We affirm the importance of studying Torah, remember loved ones with Yizkor, recognize the learners in our congregation, continue learning late into the evening and, according to custom, eat dairy sweets to connect spiritually to the land of milk and honey! As a special treat, Joan Nathan, award-winning cookbook author and journalist, will join us to speak about her latest book Join us for all or part of the evening celebration!
Join us for a memorial service which is open to the public. If you have questions, please call the temple office at (703) 437-7733.