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Shavuot - 5780 / 2020

Shavuot is the holiday of the receiving of the Torah and at Beth Sholom, we love learning Torah. 

We have a number of virtual opportunities to learn, daven, and gather together before Shavuot this year. Please see all info below:

Click here for full printable schedule

Shavuot Kits:

  • This year, we will be preparing a "Shavuot kit" for members of Beth Sholom, containing our Pirkei Avot Project, source sheets from the Beltway Vaad for all ages, a copy of the Dvar, plus some Shavuot treats! If you would like a Shavuot kit, please sign up by clicking here. Pick up for Shavuot kits is 9:00-10:00 AM on Thursday 5/28 at Beth Sholom (contact office if this does not work for you). NOTE: Pickup of kits will be contactless. 


  • We will be holding a virtual Yizkor service on Thursday 5/28 at 7:00 PM. Please click here to sponsor our Shavuot Yizkor ceremony. If you would like to participate in our slideshow by submitting pictures of those whom you are remembering, please email (note if you participated in the slideshow for our Pesach Yizkor ceremony, there is no need to re-submit). 

Learning-Pre-Shavuot Classes:

  • May 25th, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm: ONE COMMUNITY, MANY VOICES: A PRE-SHAVUOT CELEBRATION OF TORAH (register here - Rabbi Antine and Rabbi Cooper will both be teaching, as well as many other rabbis in our community!)
  • May 27th, 12:00 PM:  PIKUACH NEFESH: ANNUAL SHAVUOT JOINT STUDY SESSION: Rabbi Raskin (Har Shalom) and Rabbi Antine will do their annual joint study session on Har Shalom's Zoom account
  • May 27th, 2:00-3:00 PM: Pre-Shavuot Class with Rav Herzl Hefter presented by the Beltway Vaad (to learn more click here)

Torah Material for Shavuot (and beyond!):

  • We're excited to provide the following two resources to help you with your learning on Shavuot night:
  • Pirkei Avot Project - (final version forthcoming - check back here for the link, or sign up for a Shavuot kit and get a hard copy!)
  • Beltway Vaad - Source sheets for all ages to help you learn on Shavuot night!
  • Shavuot Readings from YCT, Maharat, and the IRF- click here for printable version
  • OU self guided Torah learning for Shavuot 5780 - click here for printable source sheets

Davening Guide:

  • For a davening guide for Shavuot, click here
  • For Torah readings, Haftarah, and  Megilat Ruth, click here
  • For a free download from  Koren with Shavuot tefilot, click here

Megilat Ruth:

  • To see a recording of Megilat Ruth read by our post bat mitzvah teens, please click here.
  • Thank you to our Megillat Ruth Readers: Judy Field Samantha Vaisman Shoshanna Udler Samantha Eidelman Leah Kreisler Dalia Greenblum

Shavuot Chesed Opportunities for all ages - Atrium Village and Charles E Smith Life Communities:

  • Residents of Atrium Village in Owings Mills and Charles E Smith Communities have been isolated for many months in their rooms. We have two important opportunities to try and uplift their spirits (click here to learn more and to sign up)
  • We have a very meaningful opportunity before Shavuot to call members of Atrium Village in Owings Mills, where Reuben Rosenfeld (Beth Sholom member) is the Executive Director. If you would like to participate in this initiative, please complete this form.
  • Beth Sholom members have the opportunity to make a video which will be sent to members of Charles E Smith Life Communities on Wednesday. The video will contain our wishes for residents to have a chag sameach. If you would like to record a short video saying chag sameach to the residents, please send it to
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