Shavuot Resources

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In the catalog

For works on the holiday, search under Shavuot or Shavuot--Customs and Practices
You can also search for the three Pilgrim festivals or Sefirah period.

 

On the shelf

Most books on the holiday of Shavuot will be shelved under: BM 695 S5 ;
Books on the three pilgrimage festivals are located under: BM 693 P5 ;
Books on the Sefirah period are under: BM 695 S4 ;
Prayerbooks for the pilgrimage festivals are located under: BM 675 P5.9

Ruth

Traditional the Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot. Find commentaries on the Book of Ruth in the catalog.
Most of them will be on the shelf under: BS 1311-1313.6

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Study and teaching

Search the catalog under Shavuot--Study and teaching or check with the Tartak Center (or email Tartak@huc.edu) for lessons plans and project ideas.

Internet Sites

Union for Reform Judaism (formerly UAHC)
Information on Shavuot; includes link to their Family page and to Tikkun leil Shavuot programs
http://urj.org/holidays/shavuot/

Kolel, the Adult Center for Liberal Jewish Learning
Information on Shavuot, Tikkun leil Shavuot and the Omer
http://www.kolel.org/pages/holidays/Shavuot_intro.html

Shavuot at MyJewishLearning.com
Information on Shavuot with guided learning pages
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/holidays/Shavuot.htm

Chabad - Holidays
Information on Shavuot as well as kids' pages and recipes
http://www.chabad.org/holidays/shavuot/default.asp

While the Library thinks that these sites are useful, their content is not under our control and may express views that are not shared by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

If you have any further questions about finding information on this, or any other topic, ask your local HUC-JIR librarian or email  us.

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