June 12 & 13 - Shavout - Campus Closed
3,328 years ago, the children of Israel stood as one nation at the foot of the Mount
Sinai and received the Torah from G-d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic
event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
In April on the 15th of the Hebrew moth of Nissan we celebrated the holiday of Passover marking the Exodus from Egypt. 50 days following the Exodus is Shavuot the holiday that celebrates the reason for which why the Jewish people were taken out of Egypt, to arrive at Mount Sinai and receive the Torah.
As a Biblical Holiday, Campus will be closed in observance of the Shavuot from sundown on Sat June 11th, until nightfall Monday June 13th.
Wishing you a happy Shavuot,
Rabbi Elchonon and Chanie Tenenbaum
The Sages explain that before G-d gave the Torah to the Jewish People, He demanded guarantors. The people suggested our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these were not sufficient. They cited many other great leaders and people but G-d did not accept them either! Finally, they declared, "Our children will be our guarantors!" G-d immediately accepted and agreed to give them the Torah.
The Children of Israel were -- and still are -- the guarantors and transmitters of
Our commitment to their education has always been the best assurance to the continuity of Torah and Mitzvoth . When G-d gave the Torah on Mt. Sinai, every Jewish child was present. Let us ensure the Children are there this year.
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