Shavuot 2015 Events


A roundup of Shavuot happenings in Philadelphia.

Germantown Jewish Centre, Mishkan Shalom, P’nai Or, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Tikkun Olam Chavurah will sponsor an evening of evening of prayer, study, schmoozing and noshing in celebration of Shavuot from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, at 400 W. Ellet St., Philadelphia. Call 215-844-1507, Ext. 19.
The 2015 class of confimands of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will be consecrated at 8 p.m. services at 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. Call 215-887-8700.
Temple Judea of Bucks County will celebrate Shavuot by honoring the 10th-grade confirmation class at 7:30 p.m., at 38 Rogers Rd., Furlong. Call 215-348-5022.
Center City Kehillah invites you to celebrate at a community-wide Jewish Night of Learning, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Enjoy dairy meals and snacks while learning from leading local rabbis and educators. The evening will kick off with keynote speaker Elsie Stern, Ph.D. Childcare available upon request. To register, call 267-225-8701 or go to:
Adath Jeshurun, Beth Sholom Congregation, Reform Congre­gation Keneseth Israel, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am and the Kehillah of Old York Road will open Shavuot observances with Havdalah services at 7 p.m., at the Perelman Jewish Day School Forman Center, 7601 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. The night will feature Torah study; creative and traditional learning; yoga; drumming; singing; and a 4 a.m. basketball game, as well as a kids’ program and sleepover room, and kids’ ice cream party at midnight. Food and caffeine throughout the night including cheesecake. Hashkamah Minyan at 6:13 a.m. Call 215-635-6611.
Congregation Mikveh Israel will hold services for erev Shavuot at 7:30 p.m., at 44 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia, Call 215-922-5446.
SUNDAY, May 24
The confirmation class and the congregation of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will mark the holiday of Shavuot at 10 a.m. services at 971 Old York Rd., Abington. A dairy meal will be served at 12:15 p.m. RSVP to 215-886-8000.
The 2015 class of confirmation students at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will complete a new level in their Jewish education at a musical service designed and performed by them at 10:30 a.m., at 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. For more information, call 215-887-8700.
Join Congregation Kol Ami for a Shavuot Yizkor service at 10 a.m., 8201 High School Rd., Elkins Park. A confirmation service for 10th-grade students and their families is set for 1 p.m. Call 215-635-3110.
Congregation Mikveh Israel will host Shavuot services at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., at 44 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia. Call 215-922-5446.


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