Of all the Jewish holidays, Shavuot is likely the least well known. This is probably due to the lack of home ritual to rival building a Sukkah or hosting a Passover Seder. However, Shavuot has plenty of its own merits! At the start of each summer, this festival joins Sukkot and Passover with the third installment of the Exodus narrative. The Israelites leave Egypt during Passover, travel in small temporary shelters during Sukkot, and arrive, on Shavuot, at Mount Sinai in time to receive the Ten Commandments. Below you will find see the ways Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation is celebrating Shavuot this year.
Elana Arian will join clergy on the bima at 6:15pm for our Shabbat evening service honoring the festival of Shavuot, the commemoration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Elana will then present a dynamic concert for all to enjoy. A composer, multi-instrumentalist, prayer leader, and recording artist, she inspires communities across the country with her soulful songwriting and spirit.