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Our first for the season "Wrap Stars Tefillin & Breakfast" on Sunday mornings got off to a great start! Come and join us this Sunday at 9 AM!

No Tefillin? No problem. We've got a pair for you and help you with putting it on. Followed by a delicious breakfast prepared by the guys. 

Sunday: JKids in Action!

CandyJKids in Action will be getting together on Sunday, May 28, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, for a fun pre-Shavuot meet!

Shavuot is when we celebrate the giving of the Torah, so kids, come and get into the Shavuot spirit:

  • Make your own Candy Torah Scroll!
  • Go on a guided tour of a synagogue, see the Torah scroll up front and learn how a Torah is made!

For kids 5-12.

RSVP to [email protected] or Reserve Online 

Suggested Cover: $5 per child
Be a Sponsor: $25 and up

What's on the menu for the Shavuot Celebration? (RSVP)


Join us for the annual Shavuot Celebration!

Featuring the Reading of the Ten Commandments -- on the very day that the Torah was given at Mount Sinai -- followed by a delicious Dairy Kiddush Buffet

What's on the Menu? 
Lots of delicious dairy cuisine, including, mouthwatering homemade cheesecakes, salads, pasta dishes, blintzes, an ice cream bar and something we just cannot yet reveal... :-)

The Kiddush is dedicated in honor of Mrs. Fern Goodstein's Birthday! To many more healthy and happy years! 

Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

RSVP Free  |   RSVP with a Contribution  

Be a Sponsor : $54, $72, $180
: $360 or $540 

Full Shavuot Holiday Schedule


This Shavuot we are honored to be hosting Rabbi Dr. Shmulie Margolin and family! 

Eve of Shavuot - Tuesday, May 30

  • Light Candles 7:57 pm
  • Late Night Learning 11:30 pm (at Rabbi’s house)

1st Day of Shavuot - Wednesday, May 31

  • Holiday Service 10:00 am
  • Grand Shavuot Celebration at 6 pm:
    Ten Commandments Torah reading 
    Followed by Delicious Dairy Kiddush Buffet, including, delectable homemade cheesecakes, salads, pasta dishes, blintzes, an ice cream bar and more!
  • Light Candles (from a pre-existing flame) at 8:56 pm*

2nd Day of Shavuot - Thursday, June 1

  • Holiday Service 10:00 am
    Yizkor Memorial Service approx 11 am
  • Holiday Ends 8:57 pm

About the Holiday of Shavuot

As the 2nd of the trilogy of biblical festivals (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot), Shavuot commemorates one of the most pivotal events in world history: The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.  

A highlight of Shavuot is the traditional reading of the Ten Commandments. It is also customary to eat dairy foods on Shavuot, as well as to stay up studying Torah on the first night of the holiday.

For more about Shavuot - click here 

Special Shabbat this Week!

Shabbaton Details 

Dinner -  Email [email protected] to see if space available

Lunch - Free (optional RSVP by replying to this email). 

To contribute towards the event click here 

JLI Course - Not too late to join in!

The new JLI course, Survival of a Nation, was off to a great start this past Tuesday. It is not too late to join, come join us for the 2nd lesson this Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm.

Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

We will explore the history and take on some of the biggest questions that continue to challenge Israel to this day:

Jewish Homeland… Anti-Israel Sentiment… Preemptive Strikes… Civilian Casualties… Captured Territories… Peace Solutions

What answers can we find in the timeless sources of Torah and milenia of Jewish wisdom?

Register Online | More info & registration:

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