Chabad Jewish Center welcomes the community to a special Shavuot service on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with special holiday prayers and reading of the Ten Commandments, followed by kiddush and dairy brunch.
There will also be a special reading of the Commandments and ice cream party for kids later that day at 5 p.m.
Shavuot is the second of the three major festivals (Passover being the first, and Sukkot being the third), and comes exactly 50 days after Passover, marking the completion of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot during which the Jewish people prepared themselves for the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Some customs of the holiday include, an all-night Torah study on the first night of Shavuot, and eating of dairy foods such as cheese cake, and cheese blintzes.
Chabad is located at 30804 S. Coast Hwy, across from the Montage Resort. For more information visit the Shavuos megasite at www.chabadoflaguna.com.