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What’s Happening on Shavuot?

AMHERST – Jewish Community of Amherst Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a dairy/pareve potluck desert buffet; Topics of study TBD; services May 24 at 9:30 a.m., 742 Main St., (413) 256-0160

AMHERST – Shavuot at Chabad House at Amherst, Evening Services, Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, 8:30-9 p.m., followed by free community four-course holiday dinners; Sunday and Monday, May 24 and 25: Morning Service
10 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by 
free community kiddush and lunch; Sunday, May 24, Torah Reading of the Ten Commandments and Ice Cream Party noon, followed by lunch; Monday, May 25, Yizkor memorial service 12:30 p.m.; All night Torah study on Saturday night, May 23, from 11 p.m. till dawn., 30 North Hadley Road, (413) 626-7820.

GREAT BARRINGTON – Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, services on Saturday, May 23rd in celebration of Shavuot and the confirmation of six seniors from its confirmation class; 7:30 p.m., 270 State Road, (413) 528-6378 services will begin at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

HOLYOKE – Congregation Sons of Zion Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Saturday, May 23, 8:15 p.m., Choose a section of the Tanach and tell how the section relates to you or come and listen (Books available for loan or purchase in the synagogue office; Sign up in advance); followed by make-your-own sundaes in social hall, 378 Maple St., (413) 536-5669 or

HOLYOKE – Rodphey Sholom services Saturday Night, May 23 after 9:03 p.m., with Tikkun (all night study session) following and dairy supper; Services on Sunday May 24 and Monday, May 25 at 9:15 a.m., with kiddush lunch Monday, guests will include students from Yeshiva University’s Torah Tours, 1800 Northampton St., (413) 534-5262.

LEOMINSTER – Congregation Agudat Achim Shavuot Services, Sunday, May 24 at 9:30 a.m., 268 Washington St., (978) 534-6121

LONGMEADOW – Shavuot at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA), 1148 Converse St., Sunday, May 24, services 10 a.m., The Ten Commandments read at 11 a.m., with festive luncheon and ice cream party at 1 p.m. ($9/adult, $5/child, $30/family price- payment is requested before the start of the holiday) RSVP: by May 20: (413) 567-8665 or

LONGMEADOW – Community Tikun Leyl Shavuot, May 23 at 9 p.m., refreshments followed by study sessions, bring your own texts, use ours, or study with Rabbi Mark Shapiro (Sinai Temple), Rabbi Amy Katz (Temple Beth El), Dr. Ira Pollack (Congregation B’nai Torah), Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky (Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy), or Rabbi Max Davis (Congregation B’nai Torah) and others, at Congregation B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, (413) 567-0036 or FREE & open to the public

NORTHAMPTON – “God, Science and The Planet: Our Longings and Responsibilites,” Congregation B’nai Israel Tikkun L’eil Shavuot, co-sponsored by Beit Ahavah and Prayground Minyan, Saturday, May 23, 6:30 p.m – late in the evening, with blessings for new babies, brief evening service, panel discussion on Rabbi David Seidenberg’s book, Kabbalah and Ecology, breakout sessions with rabbis, late evening study sessions, and refreshments, 253 Prospect St., (413) 584-3593.

PITTSFIELD – Congregation Knesset Israel Shavuot Saturday morning service, May 24, 9:30 a.m. and Festival Minha/Maariv at 7 p.m.; Monday, May 25, service at 9:30 with Yizkor around 10:45 a.m., 16 Colt Road, (413) 445-4872.

SPRINGFIELD – Forest Park Minyan Tikun Leyl Shavuot – May 23, 10:30 p.m., Torah, friendship, and treats with the theme, “Biblical Personalities,” 124   Sumner Ave., (413) 567-0036 or, FREE & open to the public

SPRINGFIELD – Cantabile Concert and educational program with Temple Beth El and Sinai Temple on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 pm; Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with our friends from Sinai Temple at a concert and educational program at Temple Beth El, followed by a short service led by the clergy of both synagogues, and concluding with dessert buffet, sponsored by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, at TBE, 979 Dickinson St., (413) 733-4149. FREE & open to the entire community

WESTBOROUGH – Congregation B’nai Shalom Erev Shavuot Service led by the Confirmation Class of 2015, followed by festive Oneg Chag on Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m., 117 East Main St.; 3rd Annual Congregation B’nai Shalom Shavuot Ice-Cream Meet-up on Sunday, May 24 from 4– 5 p.m. at Uhlman’s Ice Cream Stand, 234 E. Main St., Westborough (rain date May 25).

WILLIAMSTOWN – Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams and Congregation Beth El of Bennington, VT Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, May 23, 8 p.m., at Williams College Jewish Religious Center, short & sweet festival service; followed by learning, noshing, espresso milkshakes,

WORCESTER – Shaarai Torah West Shavuot, 835 Pleasant St., Saturday night, May 23, Mincha, Maariv 7:45 p.m., followed by Shavuot learning and snacks to follow; Sunday, May 24, service at 9:30 a.m. with special Torah reading of the Ten Commandments, followed by festive Kiddush; Monday, May 25, service, 9:30 a.m. and Yizkor service followed by festive Kiddush.

WORCESTER – Congregation Beth Israel Tikun Leil Shavuot on Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m., at home of Rabbi Aviva Fellman, with potluck dairy se’udah Shlishit, followed by communal study, maariv and more study; RSVP:

WORCESTER – Congregation Beth Judah Young Israel of Worcester, Sunday, May 24, First Day of Shavuos, Shacharis at 9:30 a.m., Mincha and Maariv at 7:40 p.m.; Monday, May 25, Second Day of Shavuos, Shacharis, 9:30 a.m., 889 Pleasant St., (508) 791-2800.


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