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CovenantRenewal2013ServicesWebThis festival celebrates both the springtime harvest and the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is a festival of sweetness and joy, but also a time to appreciate what it means to carry Torah forward in our lives and features an occasional visit by Miriam and Moses.

The entire community is encouraged to participate in our holiday observance, which includes a beautiful evening service led by our 10th Grade Covenant Renewal class, who share how they engage with Torah through creative reading, music, and movement. Our members often find this to be one of the most inspiring services of the year!


Upcoming Events:

YFBA Shavuot Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 - 4:30 PM 
Magnuson Beach: Kite Hill

Temple Beth Am/SEED families with young kiddos can enjoy a fun afternoon of kite flying and celebrating Shavuot. This is the holiday where we are thankful for the giving of the Ten Commandments and eat ice cream! Bring your own kite; ice cream will be provided. RSVP to Beth Am Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort

Erev Shavuot and Covenant Renewal Service
Saturday, May 19, 7:00 PM
Beth Am Sanctuary
Our 10th Grade Covenant Renewal class leads this beautiful service and share their perspective on what it means to engage with Torah through a service that includes creative reading and music. This service is held during Shavuot because the students are reaching a point in their lives where they can stand at Mt. Sinai and receive the Torah anew.

Shavuot Festival Morning Service with Yizkor
Sunday, May 20, 10:30 AM
Beth Am Sanctuary
Our festival morning service includes the Ten Commandments, Hallel prayers, Yizkor, and more.


For more information about Shavuot, including history, customs and rituals, family activities, and recipes, go to ReformJudaism.org