Shavuot is the second of the three Pilgrimage holidays in Judaism. It recalls the giving of the Torah from God to Moses to us. We are told of this ’chain’ of
generations in the Ethics of the Fathers: Moses received the Torah from Sinai and transmitted it to Joshua; Joshua to the elders; the elders to the prophets; and the prophets handed it down to the men of the Great Assembly. (Pirkei Avot 2:1)
I believe this concept is the basis for l’dor v’dor - fromgeneration to generation - which informs so much ofour practice. This is why we say Yizkor on Shavuot. This is why our Confirmation service occurs on Shavuot.
We have two confirmands this year: Samantha Ebert and Hannah Shnier.
These young women are following in the footsteps of their parents regarding their involvement and support of TCP. We are delighted that they will be sharing the bimah with us on Friday, May 26th. Please join the Ebert family and the Shnier family for this special service.
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