Shavuot
at Chabad of Richmond
Shavuot: May 20th- May 21st, 2018
Message from the Rabbi
Over 3,328 years ago, the children of Israel stood as one nation at the foot of the Mount Sinai and received the Torah from G‑d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
At Chabad of Richmond, we offer many events for your entire family to celebrate with us. Please join us at our annual Ice cream party and Ten commandments reading.
You can find more information about the holiday and our programming below.
Wishing you a happy Shavuot,
Rabbi Yitzchok Wagner
 
Ice Cream Party
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Join us for our annual reading of the 10 Commandments and a communal ice cream party!
When: Sunday, May 20th at 12:00pm
Where: Chabad of Richmond - 
A family event - all are welcome! Hope to see you there.
 
Service Schedule
Saturday - May 19th
Candle lighting: 9:01pm
Sunday - May 20th
Morning Services: 10:30pm
10 Commandments reading and party: 12:00pm
Candle lighting time: 9:02pm
Monday - May 21st
Morning Services: 10:30am
Yom Tov Ends: 9:03pm
Join us for services at Chabad of Richmond
Holiday Meal
You are cordially invited to join us for a one-of-a-kind dairy holiday meal in honor of Shavuot! Get together with family and friends, and also enjoy delicious hot blintzes, cheesecakes, ice cream and much more.
Men, women and children are invited.
 
10 Commandments
Sunday, May 20th, approximately 12 pm
Come with your entire family to hear the 10 Commandments read from the Torah, as it was read on Mount Sinai!
Our Sages explain that before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish People, He demanded guarantors. The people suggested our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these were not sufficient. They cited many other great leaders and people but G‑d did not accept them either! Finally, they declared, \"Our children will be our guarantors!\" G‑d immediately accepted and agreed to give them the Torah.
The Jewish Children were — and still are — the guarantors and transmitters of the Torah. Our commitment to their education has always been the best assurance to the continuity of Torah and Mitzvoth . When G‑d gave the Torah on Mt. Sinai, every Jewish child was present. Let us ensure that our children will be there this year too!
 
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Shavuot Picks
Shavuot is a time when we recommit ourselves to Torah study, and affirm our membership in the Jewish nation. Take a few moments and read some interesting and new handpicked Shavuot features from our site. You’ll find something to share with your family, and perhaps gain a new perspective on Shavuot.