Family Shavuot Celebration

Abby Reiken, our Education Director, photographed the Family Shavuot Celebration on Sunday, May 16th. At the program Rabbi Bronstein told the story of receiving Torah at Mt Sinai in a dramatic way. He taught that the Israelites were all together at Sinai, but every person experienced it in their own way. We all gain from hearing each other’s experiences and perspectives.
Families met one another and connected while participating in a variety of activities to explore Shavuot: arts and crafts, matching game, stories, learning Hebrew numbers through movement, and relay races. Participants contributed speech bubbles and flowers to a mural of the scene at Mt. Sinai made by our art teacher, Beth Rosen. We also took selfies in front of the mural, as if we were at Mt. Sinai.
BAS volunteers—from teens to seniors—helped to lead the activities.
The program concluded with candle-lighting, and Kiddush with the eating of cheesecake and ice cream.