Shavuot Activities This Week

Erev Shavuot falls on Tuesday, June 7, this year.  See what celebrations are available in DC.  P.S. Wouldn’t it be cool if we had 10 listings?


1) The TEN

6:30 @ 6th and I

Featuring Nathan Englander, one of The New Yorker’s “20 Writers for the 21st Century”; a concert by Jdub Records’ indie rock band DeLeon; text study; tastings from the Sixth & Rye food truck; and Rabbi Shira Stutman as the emcee!

Stay late for THE TEN After 10, an “after party” unleashing provocative discussion until midnight.

Click here for more info and to register.


2) Young Professional Shavuot Dinner

8:00 – 11:00 @ TheSHUL (2110 Leroy Place)

Services begin at 8:00 PM, followed by a delicious dinner and a fun trivia game. Optional learning classes are available after dinner.

The cost for the evening is $18 per person and $25 for two (when reserved and paid together), so come and bring your friends!

To RSVP, call 202.332.5600 or email

3) Shavuot late-night celebration and learning session

8:00 pm – 2:00 am @ The National Swedenborgian Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW

8pm: Services (Tikkun Leil Shabbat), 9pm-2am and beyond: Learning (Etz Chayim).
FREE! Please bring vegetarian snacks & drinks to share, a pillow to sit on, and, if you wish, a towel or mat for yoga. We’ll provide the midnight ice cream.
Etz Chayim DC, in partnership with Tikkun Leil Shabbat, DC Beit Midrash, and Kayam Farm, will be hosting a late-night Shavuot learning celebration!  Whether you’ve never heard of Shavuot or eaten cheesecake with the best of ’em, join us for a songful, soulful service, followed by learning workshops on (but not limited to) Judaism, the environment, and justice.  Learn about everything from Jewish urban planning to yoga and meditation, classic Torah study and a nighttime nature walk.
Etz Chayim DC is a local collective aimed at channeling our power toward food and environmental justice work, inspired by Jewish tradition and practice.  For more info please email

4) Rosh Pina: Tikkun Leil Shavuot

9:00 @ GW Hillel (2300 H St, NW)

9:00 pm Maariv

9:30 pm Dairy Dinner (RSVP here)

11:00 Tikkun Leil Shavuot begins – learning with Rachel Rosenthal

12:00 am Dessert Break (stay tuned for more details)!

5:30 am (approximate) Shacharit


5) Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Kesher Israel

11:30 @ Kesher Israel Synagogue (2801 N St. NW)

The lineup of Leon Wieseltier, Rabbi Freundel, and more will take you until the birds start singing at 5:20am. Hot and cold refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep you awake. Space will also be available for chavruta learning.

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