Saturday, May 19, from 5:00 to 10pm: Come celebrate Shavuot and Rabbi Heather Miller

BCC members and friends of all ages —
come join us to celebrate Rabbi Heather’s 6 years with BCC and wish her well as she, Melissa, Julius & Leo head to Orange County to begin the next chapter in the Torah of Rabbi Heather Miller.

Please send us your stories about the ways you’ve received Torah from Rabbi Heather to and/or

Rabbi Heather Celebration will take place approximately 6-8pm

SCHEDULE (come for any or all):

5-6pm Pajama party with Ms Purple and potluck dinner.
Join us for vegetarian potluck — we’ll provide Pizza and cheesecake,
you bring the gluten free, the dairy free, the vegan, and the drinks!
Let us know what you will bring HERE

6-7pm Havdallah and celebration of Rabbi Heather

7-7:30pm Study session with Rabbi Heather

7:30-8pm Tributes and blessings to Rabbi Heather

8:15-9pm Yizkor Service
Torah service with chanting by Dave Parkhurst

9-9:30pm Study session with Cantor Juval Porat

9:30-10pm Study session with Rabbi Lisa

Murray Aronson is sponsoring oneg desserts for Shavuot
in memory of his parents, Louis & Mildred Aronson

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Shavuot, the “Feast of Weeks,” is celebrated seven weeks after Passover (Pesach). Since the counting of this period (sefirat ha-omer) begins on the second evening of Passover, Shavuot takes place exactly 50 days after the (first) seder. Although its origins are to be found in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has long been identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

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