Summer News and Programs 5.22.20

A Message from the University Chaplain

Dear Emory Community,
In this email, OSRL highlights several resources connected with recent serious issues in our country and world, including the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery and a panel discussion on Anti-Asian American Racism in the context of COVID19.
OSRL and Emory Campus Life are in the process of planning a solidarity vigil to respond to the tragic killing of Mr. Arbery and to share reflections and resources for action. If you are interested in being involved, please email
Below there is also an OSRL staff spiritual reflection for the time of COVID19, and there are also highlights of recent joyous occasions, including the Virtual Buddha Day and virtual Baccalaureate and Commencement 2020. You will also find many summer opportunities for spiritual growth for students, faculty and staff, and everyone. We hope that everyone is finding ways to stay safe and healthy, and find moments of calm in this time.
Blessings and peace,
The Reverend Greg McGonigle
University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Solidarity Vigil for Ahmaud Arbery and POC Lives

Friday, June 5, 4:00 p.m. Via Zoom
OSRL and Emory Campus Life are in the process of planning an online solidarity vigil in light of the the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and recent incidents of racist killings and violence. Faculty, staff, and students will offer remarks and reflections and also share ideas for ways to take action. For more information or to get involved, please email Additional login/sign-up details will be shared soon. 
A Message from Dr. Carol Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Originally sent out on 5.11.20
I hope this message finds you and your families well and safe.
As our nation continues to respond to and adjust to our new reality in the face of COVID-19, and as we celebrate the wonderful achievements of scholars across the nation and here at Emory who have persevered through these unprecedented times to complete this academic year—it is incumbent upon us to pause to acknowledge and stand in communion with the Arbery family, who are grappling with the horrific and senseless killing of their son, Ahmaud. Our hearts grieve with them. Ahmaud’s killing reminds us that our society still has much work to do regarding the personal and social prisms through which we view the humanity of others. It also makes clear that the entitlements of some, can be the death of others. Therefore, we must continue to create space for growth, reflection, self-awareness, understanding, and healing within our own Emory community. We must continue to have courageous conversations about those things that fray our human fabric—about those things that run counter to our human and institutional ideals of justice and justness, equity and fairness. As Bryan Stevenson reminds us, “We all have a responsibility to create a just society.” I would encourage each of us who is a part of this network to do a pulse check in your communities. See how your colleagues are doing. Find out what resources they may need for assistance. It is critical that we continue to connect one to another even as our current predicament has us physically distant.
I have also heard from members of the Emory community who continue to be impacted by Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Ahmaud would have been 26 years old on Friday. Many walkers and runners around the world walked or ran 2.23 miles in his honor—symbolizing February 23, the day he died. Others are empathizing with Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper, who will experience her first Mother’s Day without her son. As a mother myself of a beautiful, intelligent, gracious son who is my life’s joy, the egregiousness of this killing takes my breath away. Whatever your connection to this killing, please know that we are here for you, and we encourage you to connect with Campus Life, FSAP, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Laney, or your college’s or school’s academic leadership to find kinship in your grieving.
In closing, may we remember that we are One Emory—stronger together than apart. What impacts one impacts us all. May we never forget that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. May we not become so complacent or desensitized in our everyday lives that we don’t care what happens to others unlike ourselves. And may we continue to hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people deserve life.
Be well.
Dr. Carol E. Henderson
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Adviser to the President
Help Pass a Hate Crime Law in Georgia
The Hate Free Georgia coalition is horrified by the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and urges the Georgia legislature to pass a Hate Crimes bill to protect all Georgia citizens from bias-motivated crimes. Georgia is one of five states without a hate crime law. We urge the government officials of Georgia to protect its citizens with a law that provides enhanced penalties for bias crimes committed against someone because of who they are.
Your support in this endeavor is invaluable. Please click here to send a message to your State Senator urging them to support a hate crime law in Georgia.
The Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans During the COVID-19 Era
Webinar on Addressing Racism Against Asian Americans in the COVID Era
On Thursday, May 7, the Emory Alumni Association launched a webinar series that will highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion and discuss some of the recent challenges that some Asian Americans have had to face during the pandemic. The kick-off event was  a moderated discussion about how to address and try to prevent acts of violence against our Asian American community. Issues related to mental wellness, psychological impacts, healthcare, spirituality, and responsibilities of global citizenship will be explored. 
View the video recording here
To learn more about the webinar series, submit questions, and register, please click here.
Asian American Psychological Association Statement on COVID19 with Action Steps
The primary mission of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and worldwide, individuals and communities of Asian descent have increasingly become targets of discrimination driven by xenophobia and racism.
You can read our full statement on the impact of COVID-19 and our suggestions for action here.
Students, professionals, and retirees alike are invited to become a member of AAPA. Learn more about us and become a member here.
Eid Al-Fitr Message from Dr. Isam Vaid, Muslim Religious Life Scholar
As Salaamu Alaikum. The experience of these final days of Ramadan with the spirituality accompanying the most blessed of all nights, let us remember that this has been unlike any other Ramadan in our collective consciousness. We welcomed Ramadan with excitement towards the end of the Spring semester and our students journeyed with it through final exams and commencement with patience, resolve, and creativity. Be sure to celebrate all the wonderful accomplishments and the many achievements. Remember to thank The Most Merciful and continue to pray for safety and good health, for all who are away from their families, for all who have endured illness, for all who are grieving the loss of a loved ones, and for success into the future. There are still many opportunities to capture as many of the unlimited blessings of Ramadan as possible with just a few remaining days. Ramadan Kareem! Implore Allah (SWT), with the utmost sincerity, to accept all our fasting and all of our prayers as the festivities of Eid Al-Fitr will be upon us this weekend. Wishing you the deepest joys of Eid Al-Fitr! Eid Mubarak!
Isam Vaid
Muslim Religious Life Scholar
Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
For Ramadan Resources, Please Click Here
Emory University Virtual Buddha Day
Virtual Buddha Day Celebration 
On Thursday, May 7, the Emory Buddhist Club and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life sponsored a Virtual Buddha Day commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha. The program welcomed about 60 participants and included meditation, chanting, Dhamma talks, and student reflections. 
For more information, please contact Buddhist Religious Life Scholar The Venerable Upali Sraman at
Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020
Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020
Watch the video here
Each year, we look forward to celebrating graduating seniors and sending them into the world with blessings in the Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. Baccalaureate is an Emory Commencement tradition that formally celebrates the academic and personal journeys of the graduating senior class and sends the class into the world with music, prayers, inspiring reflections, and blessings.
Although the in-person ceremony was not possible this year, a group of Emory seniors, chaplains, faculty, and staff collaborated to create a Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2020 that was broadcasted through Emory communications channels on Friday, May 8, 2020.
View the full video at the button below. 
Watch the Multifaith Baccalaureate Service
Bryan Stevenson's Commencement Remarks
Bryan Stevenson's Commencement Address
Watch the video at
In his Commencement address, Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative, provided a powerful message graduating students. Watch his full remarks by clicking the button below.
Watch Bryan Stevenson's Commencement Address
Interfaith Field Trip to Emory with the Lovett School
On Thursday, May 14, Lovett School 5th graders and their religion teacher, Ms. Jennifer Arnold 19T, had a virtual “field trip” with students from Emory’s InterReligious Council (IRC). Originally scheduled to be an April in-person visit to Cannon Chapel and the Carlos Museum, IRC students joined Ms. Arnold’s class online to answer questions that the 5th graders’ submitted, based on what they have learned about Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in their religion class this year. The Emory students answered their questions and shared more about Abrahamic religious traditions and interreligious relationships.
To view the video, please click here.
OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19
During this time of COVID19, University Spiritual and Religious Life is committed to continuing to adapt and advance our mission of supporting spiritual and ethical life and building meaningful community and connection at Emory and beyond. 
We’ve created a webpage for OSRL Online Resources during COVID-19. 
View OSRL Online Resources During COVID-19 Here

Calming the Storm: Sharing Spiritual Practices in COVID

During this time of COVID-19 and uncertainty, the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) hopes to share reflections and spiritual practices from OSRL staff, religious life affiliates, and student leaders of our religious and philosophical communities. Throughout the summer, we will share these reflections and hope they will be an opportunity to reflect during this difficult time, as well as learn about different religious and philosophical traditions as well as exemplify the diverse personal orientations people have with their belief or ethical system. 
Sandy Francis, Assistant Program Coordinator for Journeys of Reconciliation Program 
"The Sound of Silence: For God Alone, My Soul Waits in Silence / From Him Comes My Salvation (Psalm 62:1 NRSV)
How long can you sit in silence, waiting to hear God's voice? If you're like most, you'll find yourself uncomfortable with the stillness, and anxious for a little action in a matter of minutes. But the hurry, worry, and constant clamor of everyday life can drown out the whisper of God's voice. If you want to know God better, you need to become acquainted with what it means to be quiet, inside and out.
Turn off your cell phone, as well as your own list of prayer requests. Prayer is a conversation, and this is God's time to speak. His voice may come as unexpected insight into a problem or a gentle nudge to take action in a situation. Or you may simply feel the presence of His presence, filling you with the quiet strength you need to face the day ahead. The more frequently you take time to sit in silence, the more comfortable it will become--and the more easily you'll recognize God's voice during those times when life refuses to quiet down."
TIME stood out to me during the reading; during this TIME of a Pandemic we all have more time. When reading the devotion time stood out to me in 4 ways:
1. TIME has shown me the difference between what I really need vs. what I want.
2. TIME has show me true priorities; what is really important and what will last.
3. TIME has resulted in financial savings; by not eating out, by not shopping and by not driving all over town with just busy tasks.
4. TIME has given me the desire to improve relationships; by deliberately calling  people to talk and not just text. 
Upcoming Opportunities for Students
Emory Buddhist Club - Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursday, May 21, 6:00 p.m., Via Zoom at
The EBC meeting will include a guided meditation and reflection. We continue to host weekly meditation sessions through the online group-meeting platform called Zoom. In order to participate in our meetings (through video/audio conferencing), simply paste the link included above into your computer URL bar. Anyone is welcome to join.
The EBC is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism or meditation to meet, practice, and learn with qualified Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. We welcome anyone, regardless of meditation experience or point of view. Join here
Tikkun Leil: A Night of Learning
Tikkun Leil: A Night of Learning - Sponsored by Hillels of Georgia 
Thursday, May 28, via Zoom
Celebrate Shavout in a traditional night of learning. Drop in for some amazing sessions. Topics include cooking, pop culture,and text study. 
  • 6:00 p.m. - Quarantine Cuisine with special guests
    • In honor of the chag, UGA’s Jeremy Lichtig and his Mom will be making blintzes from scratch on Hillel UGA Facebook Live.
  • 7:00 p.m. - Leadership Tips from Moses
    • Learn with Israel Fellow Michal Hartman as she explores how Moses’ upbringing influenced his leadership skills.
  • 7:45 p.m. - How can SpongeBob, Pokémon, and Toy Story help us deal with tragic events?
    • Come learn how our childhood tv shows can help us deal with all the fastballs of life. Join GSU&KSU’s Matt Altman to find out. 
  • 8:30 p.m. - Sex, Lies and Genesis: On Tamar and Judah
    • Join Emory student Hannah Marcus as she delves into this surprisingly salacious biblical text.
Learn more, and find zoom information, here
Beloved Community Protestant Worship: Summer 2020 Book Club
Although Beloved Community Worship has concluded for the Spring 2020 semester, there are opportunities to stay connected through the summer. To stay connected and to nurture our relationships, please join any and all who would like to read a book together. Barbara Brown Taylor is an Emory College alumna and has written with wisdom a book called “An Altar in the World.” 
If you would like to continue our community of faith throughout the summer (and through the distancing) as so many of our connections come to a close, please email and we will gather together.
Virtual International Student Coffee Hour
International Student and Scholar Services and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life invite you to Virtual International Student Coffee Hour. Starting April 24, join over zoom to chat with international students and scholars every Friday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The purpose of this event is to connect our global community wherever we may be in the world. 
To learn more, please click here. On May 29, 2020, tune in for a special edition of coffee hour. We will be having a discussion about resources and coping strategies for stress and loneliness, among other things. We hope that you will join us. See below for information. 
Tea Talk with International InterVarsity Fellowship
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., via Zoom
Prepare your favorite cup of tea and snack to join our virtual Tea Talks on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. You and your international friends are welcome and always invited. Our zoom link is
For more information, please email LoAnn Nguyen at
Sponsored by International InterVarsity Fellowship. 
Summer with Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship
via Zoom
Emory Graduate Christian Fellowship (Emory GCF) is a graduate student community experiencing God’s grace through Jesus and inviting people from all programs and cultures at Emory to join us in following Him. Everyone is welcome at our events, whatever your background, religious beliefs, or program of study.
We at Emory GCF invite you to stay connected with us this summer. The following are our weekly events, which will be held on Zoom:
Also, are you looking for a way to deepen your walk with Christ this summer? Why not do a book study with other GCFers? Below is a list of options that Glenn can facilitate a study of this summer. Let Glenn know which one(s) interest you.
We hope to hear from you soon. To stay up-to-date with Emory GCF, subscribe to our newsletter.

Upcoming Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Summer Readings for Restoration
Faculty/Staff Book Salons: Summer Readings for Restoration
June, July, and August, 2020 via Zoom
Looking for opportunities to cultivate community in this time of crisis? Seeking meaningful conversations to help you get through the malaise? Searching for another way to make the summer restorative?
Please join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue for a series of summer book salons where we will fellowship with colleagues and converse about hope, renewal, and living a meaningful life.
We will be meeting once a month to discuss the following books:
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
    Wednesday, June 17, 5:00 p.m. EDT

  • Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott
    Wednesday, July 15, 5:00 p.m. EDT

  • Why Religion? A Personal Story by Elaine Pagels
    Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Please contact Kevin Crawford ( or Ed Lee III ( to obtain additional information and to sign-up to participate. We look forward to you joining the conversation. Sponsored by the Alben W. Barkley Forum for Debate, Deliberation, and Dialogue and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. 

Upcoming Opportunities for Everyone

Compassion Practice and Fellowship Sessions
Daily, 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST
In an effort to facilitate connection and foster resilience during this time, the CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) program is offering a daily compassion practice and fellowship. Developed by Prof. Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, at Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, CBCT® is a system of contemplative exercises designed to strengthen and sustain compassion.  This online community meditation is offered twice a day (9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST) and includes 45 minutes of guided meditation and discussion led by a certified CBCT® instructor. This is free and open to everyone. For details on how to join, please see CBCT’s COVID-19 Response.
Compassion Meditation
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Eastern, via Zoom
This group welcomes Emory students, faculty, and staff, as well as Emory neighbors. The group uses a range of compassion meditation practices from Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Metta practices, and Grounding in Compassion Practices. Beginners are welcome to this supportive community gathering each week for the sake of compassion. Contact Bobbi Patterson at for the Zoom link.
COVID-19: Pre-Existing Disparities Exposed
COVID-19: Pre-existing Disparities Exposed
Starting May 21, Thursdays, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET, via Zoom
Church & Society takes its signature seminar program virtual in a series of webinars on COVID-19 and social justice issues. The weekly series, called Pre-existing Disparities Exposed, explores how the pandemic intersects with topics such as systemic racism, the carcel system, and access to food.
“COVID-19 revealed societal injustices that already existed. This pandemic has magnified familiar societal, political, and economic disparities—now with the added urgency of a public health crisis,” said Aimee Hong, Senior Executive Director of Education and Engagement.
We will hear from experts and learn how to take action for a long-lasting change towards a more just post-COVID-19 world. Webinars will occur every Thursday, starting May 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Learn more about the series and register here.
Navigating a New Reality with Meor
Navigating a New Reality with Meor
Starting May 24, Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Emory Meor is partnering with Meor Boston, Meor Rutgers, Meor Penn, and Meor DC to bring you a five-week program called "Navigating a New Reality." Staring on May 24, we will be gathering every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. to discuss the impact the coronavirus has had on various people, professions, and life through a Jewish perspective. We will examine the following topics:
  • May 24: A Sports Perspective- Stan Kasten, part-owner and current president of the
    Los Angeles Dodgers 
  • May 31: A Business Perspective- Brian Levy, founder of BML Wealth Management with several TV appearances on NBC and FOX
  • June 7: A Rabbi's Perspective- Rabbi Feldman, Congregation Beth Jacob of Atlanta
  • June 14: A Doctor's Perspective- Medical Ethics Today
  • June 21: Why do bad things happen to good people?
We hope that you will join us. To sign up, please click here.
University Catholic Center - Remote Fellowship Opportunities
While we may have been physically scattered across the country due to the coronavirus, it doesn't prevent us from being able to pray and grow in faith together. Please continue to join us as we hold weekly mass and fellowship this summer.
  • Weekly Mass - Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. View all our past services on YouTube.
  • Fellowship - Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Join us after mass on Zoom
For more information, please click here.
Partner Programs: Counseling and Psychological Services Summer Offerings
Emory CAPS Summer Offerings
  • Drop-In Workshops: No initial consultation/screening necessary. Held every Friday during the month of June, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Topics include:
    • June 5: Finding Balance: Managing Stress & Anxiety
    • June 12: Alone but at Peace: Managing Loneliness
    • June 19: Avoiding Burnout: Managing Sleep & Stress
    • June 26: Prepare for Procrastination
  • Healthy Healers Drop-In Workshop: Tips for Students in the Health Professions (partnership with the School of Medicine). No initial consultation/screening necessary. Open to all School of Medicine students. June 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST.

  • Drop-In Groups: No initial consultation/screening necessary. Groups include:
    • Stress Clinic: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST & Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST (students choose one day only and meet for three weeks)
    • International Student Support Group: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST
    • Black Graduate/Professional Student Support Group: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
    • Mindfulness: Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST; Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST; Fridays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
  • Therapy Groups: Require initial consultation/screening. Current clients can speak to their provider for connection to the group
    • Graduate/Professional All Gender Interpersonal Process Group: Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. EST
    • Women’s Interpersonal Process Group: Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. EST
    • Grief & Loss Support Group: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. EST
    • MD & Health Sciences Interpersonal Process Group: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. EST (partnership with the School of Medicine)
To learn more and to sign up, please go to (Emory sign-in required).
Partner Programs: Emory Recreation and Wellness
Emory Recreation and Wellness
Emory Fitness and Wellness
Group Fitness 
May 18, 2020 – August 5, 2020 
Recreation and Wellness' free live group fitness classes will run May 18-August 5 on Zoom and are open to students, faculty, and staff. The schedule of classes is attached. Register for the live classes via with your Emory NetID and password. Zoom links and information is available in the class description. Select recorded class content will be posted to Emory Recreation and Wellness’ YouTube account. For questions, please e-mail Shannon at

Creative Fitness Challenge
May 25, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Submit your five most creative at-home exercises (between 30 sec – 1 minute each) to Fitness and Wellness staff via www.tinyurl/y7q8ztdr for a chance to be featured on social media and win prizes. Exercises should not include gym equipment (such as dumbbells, yoga mats, cardio equipment, cones, resistance bands, etc.) The top three most creative videos will receive a prize and the top five videos will be shared on Recreation and Wellness’ social media accounts. For questions, please e-mail Shannon at

Recreation Movement
Emory Recreation and Wellness has also joined the virtual 2020 Recreation Movement Challenge, featuring access to fitness programs at more than 70 colleges and universities. Emory students, faculty and staff can join the challenge through May 31 using their email address.

Intramural Sports
Registration: May 18, 2020 – May 27, 2020
Registration for summer session 1 ESports opens May 18. Register to play in the League of Legends or Rocket League tournament, or join the 8 ball iPhone league through For questions, please email Matt at
Special Events
Virtual 5k 
Registration: May 18, 2020 – May 28, 2020
Fitness and wellness and intramurals are teaming up to host a free virtual 5k during the month of June. Track your time running 3.1 miles using the Strava app. Register today at questions, please email Matt at
Registration: May 18-28
Event: June 1-30
*Strava App will be required

Quarantine Quiz Show
Weekly on Wednesdays
Tune in every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EDT for the Quarantine Quiz show. This is open to universities across the United States and Canada. A Twitch account is required to play. For questions, please email Matt at 
Twitch channel: Recwithoutborders
For more information about upcoming summer programs and upcoming events, follow us on Facebook at Emory Recreation and Wellness or Instagram @emoryrecwell.
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
April 23-May 23
Tradition: Islam
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the month of fasting during which Muslims who are physically able do not eat or drink from the first sign of dawn until sunset in honor of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. The evening meal is celebrated with family.
Ascension of Jesus
Thursday, May 21
Tradition: Christianity-Protestant, Christianity-Roman Catholic
The celebration of Jesus' ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes 40 days after Easter. The date observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics is often different from the date observed by Orthodox Christians.
Declaration of the Bab
Friday, May 22
Tradition: Baha'i
Commemorates the day in 1844 on which he announced his identity as the "Bab" ("Gate"), the herald of the new age. Begins at sundown.
Eid al-Fitr ('Id al-Fitr)
May 24-26
Tradition: Islam
Also known as the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. One of the two main Islamic festivals (the other is Eid al-Adha), this day celebrates the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It comes on the first day of the next lunar month, Shawal.
Ascension of Baha'u'llah
Wednesday, May 27
Tradition: Baha'i
Marks the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Baha'i faith. Work is suspended on this day.
Ascension of Jesus
Thursday, May 28
Tradition: Christianity-Orthodox
The celebration of Jesus' ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes 40 days after Easter. The date observed by Protestants and Roman Catholics is often different from the date observed by Orthodox Christians.
May 28-30
Tradition: Judaism
(Or "Feast of Weeks.") Shavuot marks the conclusion of the seven weeks following Pesach (Passover). It is a celebration of the harvest of first fruits and commemorates the giving of the Torah and Commandments at Mount Sinai. Begins at sundown.
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