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 6 Sivan

9 June 2019

non-cook

cheesecake

recipe

Useful sites:

National Jewish Outreach Programme

Good for passing on to parents. Includes the

story of Ruth, recipes, Omer Counting and basic

details of the festival.

http://www.njop.org/html/Shavuot.html

 

Union for Reform Judaism

Good information on Shavuot for educators.

http://urj.org/holidays/shavuot/

 

Akhlah

Great site for young children, their teachers and

parents.  Gives a good outline of Shavuot

traditions, blessings and craft ideas.

http://www.akhlah.com/jewish-holidays/shavuot/

 

Different Names for the Festival, in English, Hebrew block and script.

http://www.akhlah.com/jewish-holidays/shavuot/shavuot-hebrew-vocabulary/

 

In Mamas Kitchen

Very informative site, with a full description of each of the seven species and their significance, the agricultural and biblical significances of Shavuot, the connection to dairy foods, and masses of recipes.

http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/Shavuot/shavuot.html

 

Virtual Jerusalem

Descriptions and illustrations of the seven species.  Also description of the pilgrim aspect of Shavuot, the temple and the Counting of the Omer.

http://www.virtualjerusalem.com/holidays/shavuot/sevenspe.htm

 

English Teachers Network (ETNI)

Vast collection of link to sites about Shavuot, including lesson plans and ideas.

http://www.etni.org.il/holidays/shavuoth.htm

 

 

“...you shall take some of the first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God will choose to establish His name...” (Deuteronomy 26:1-3)

It is noteworthy that the holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.

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RUTH

Lesson Ideas for Shavuot

IDEAS FOR SHAVUOT

WLS:

cheescake bar, frozen yoghurt & toppings

hay bales & blankets to look like kibbutz

teenagers perform play of Ruth for younger kids

Indiana Jones-type of activity

singing and dancing

 

SPS:

parents invited to coffee & cheesecake before service

kids do shavuot programme in cheder, then bikkurim parade in shul

 

HRS:

family service with cheescake & ice cream kiddush

people bring fruit & flowers

 

FPS

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot and sleepover

 

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