After Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt, we count the seven weeks that lead to our next festival: Shavuot. Literally meaning, “weeks”, Shavuot celebrates the experience of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, marking the pinnacle of the journey from liberation to revelation. Historically, the holiday was an agricultural pilgrimage festival celebrating the beginning of the summer harvest. Today, we celebrate the gift of Torah and the immense blessing it brings to our lives.

Join us for Shavuot June 11 – 12 for 25 hours of learning!

At Temple Israel of Boston, we celebrate the festival with a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an incredible all-night experience of learning, meditation, music, and conversation.

We also use the occasion to mark Confirmation for our 10th graders, celebrating their continued commitment to their Jewish lives and to living a life that reflects their Jewish values.

Celebrate Shavuot together with Temple Israel!

Shavuot 101


June 5, 2024


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Shavuot is one of three major festivals in Judaism, so why does it still feel obscure to so many of us? What is this holiday all about anyway? Do we ...

Qabbalat Shabbat with the Confirmation Class of 5784


June 7, 2024


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Gather with us as to celebrate Qabbalat Shabbat in the Temple Israel Garden (weather permitting) with the Confirmation Class of 5784! We congratulat...

Tikkun Zoom Shavuot: 25 Hours of Online Learning


June 11, 2024


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Online learning sessions will start at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11th and run through 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th. On Shavuot we go big, ...

Shavuot to Juneteenth: A Journey Toward Liberation