Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for
Weekly Kabbalat Shabbat Services 20:30
Friday, June 10th
Light Candles at 20:54
Torah Portion: Bamidbar
Shavuot Night 1
Saturday, June 11th
Light Candles after 20:53
Shavuot Day 2
Sunday, June 12th
Light Candles after 20:54
It was the most important moment in our nation’s history.
G-d Himself descended on the mountain. Speaking to each one of us, He declared, “I am G-d your G-d!” and then presented us each with the Torah to keep and cherish. It was a moment of love and commitment; indeed, the day G-d gave us the Torah is called our “wedding day.”
And this coming weekend, during the holiday of Shavuot, we will celebrate this momentous event anew!
So how do we celebrate our marriage to G d? Well, not by sending flowers (although many communities do have a beautiful custom to decorate their homes and synagogues with commemoratory flowers and greenery), but by affirming our bond with Him and His Torah, and strengthening our relationship.
This Sunday, June 12, let’s all do our utmost to attend services at our respective synagogues and listen to the reading of the Ten Commandments, once again experiencing and reaffirming the deal we struck at Sinai.
And, since the Jewish children are the next link in the golden chain linking us all the way back to that fateful day in the desert, it’s especially important to bring our children, even newborn babies.
So let’s all be there, and encourage our friends, family and neighbors not only to celebrate the past, but to enjoy the present and to recommit for the future.
Wishing you and yours a joyous and meaningful Shavuot,
Rabbi Yanky and Rivky Klein
This email is In Loving memory of my dear father
R’ Yerachmiel Binyamin Halevi ben R, Menachem Klein OBM