Shavu’ot is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jews. We are told that God gave the Ten Commandments to the Jews on the sixth night of the month of Sivan which always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover.
Shavu’ot also marks the beginning of the new agricultural season and as well, is known as “the Festival of weeks” and “the holiday of the first fruits”
Many Jews commemorate Shavu’ot by spending the entire night studying Torah and reading the Ten Commandments. Coming to synagogue for holidays is a meaningful experience as is attending daily prayer services. We have had difficulty over the winter months maintaining our daily Minyan both in the morning and evening. Now with the warmer months approaching and services beginning at 7:00pm many of us would rather be out walking or golfing or having a coffee out on a terrace. However before going for the coffee join us for services so we can ensure a Minyan for those observing a Yahrzeit or saying Kaddish as a result of the loss of a loved one.
Your regular attendance at a daily Minyan will ensure the viability of Shaare Zion which serves its community 365 days a year.
Another way to ensure the viability of Shaare Zion is to respect the administrative policy regarding membership fees and seating. Our policy is that all financial arrangements for account payment must be made before the High Holy Day seating tickets can be sent out. You can send in post-dated cheques or give us your credit card number in order for us to take monthly payments. Please help us in reducing administrative costs and remit your payments as soon as you receive your billing. If there are any questions with regards to your invoice please feel free to contact me at your convenience during the day at 514.481.7727 x227.
On behalf of Gloria and our families we wish you a Hag Same’ah and, a most wonderful summer.