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The PEF Jewish Committee Shavuot Celebration – Region 10

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/25/2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Region 10 - NYC

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The PEF Jewish Committee cordially invites YOU to our Post-Shavuot Celebration.

The holiday of Shavuot commemorates the day that G-D gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai; a far-reaching spiritual event that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times. Our sages have compared it to a wedding between G‑D and the Jewish people; each year on Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑D’s gift as G‑D “re-gives” the Torah. Shavuot is also referred to as the “Festival of Weeks”; it takes place 7 weeks after the second day of Passover. Some communities read the Book of Ruth publicly, as King David (whose passing occurred on Shavuot) was a descendant of Ruth the Moabite.

Did you know it’s customary to eat dairy foods on Shavuot? Some say this is because upon receiving the Torah (including its kosher dietary laws), the Jewish people could not cook meat in their pots which had yet to be rendered kosher.

Please join the men and women of the PEF Jewish Committee for a nosh and an evening of learning everything you always wanted to know about Shavuot, but were afraid to ask.

PLEASE RSVP by Monday June 23, 2014 to Pam or Gwenn in the PEF Region 10 office at 212-227-3132 x228 or send an email to Richard Nebb or Paula Kalkaso we have an accurate headcount for dinner.

All PEF members and their guests are welcome to attend – can you join us?

PRICE: YOUR participation

For more information about the PEF Jewish Committee contact Richard Nebb or Paula Kalka