An exciting Shavuot food festival in the U.S.

Over 2,000 schoolchildren and youth group members were invited to be the bearers of the first-fruit offerings.

By DAVID GEFFEN
June 13, 2019 16:57
4 minute read.
An exciting Shavuot food festival in the U.S.

A performance during a Shavuot ceremony in Central Park, New York, in the 1950s. (photo credit: BEIT HATFUTSOT)

 
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Shavuot made its mark very early in American Jewish history, when Rabbi Carigal of the Holy Land preached a memorable sermon on Shavuot 1764 at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. Many American variations on the Feast of Weeks theme can be discussed and appreciated.

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