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Shavuot - HaGesher - The Bridge


The Bridge

We invite you to join us for the following event!

Join us June 8, 2024 @ 2:30PM for a great Shavuot Service, Worship, Waving of the Sheaves, a Special Mesage for these times based on the Book of Ruth & Endtimes Update

Shavuot, meaning “Weeks” in Hebrew, is a major Biblical holiday that falls on the sixth or seventh day of the Hebrew month of Sivan usually in late May or early June. Shavuot is both religiously and agriculturally significant as it commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the harvest of the first fruits.

Originating in biblical times, Shavuot marks the culmination of a seven-week period that begins on the second night of Passover. According to the Torah (Exodus 19 &20), on Shavuot the Israelites received the Torah from God on Mount Sinai. That receiving of Torah created a covenant between God and the His people, making Shavuot an occasion for celebrating our Biblical heritage and reaffirming our commitment to Torah values and traditions.

While there are no biblical instructions for the holiday’s observance, Shavuot has its own set of customs and traditions. One prominent one is the reading of the Book of Ruth, which emphasizes the themes of loyalty, kindness, and the choosing of a Biblical lifestyle. Additionally, many communities engage in a late-night or all-night Torah study session known as a “Tikkun Leil Shavuot.”

It is customary to have two challot, symbolizing the two tablets of the Ten Commandments. Shavuot is also associated with consumption of dairy foods such as cheesecake, blintzes, and cheese-filled pastries–symbolizing the metaphorical “milk and honey” of the Promised Land, as well as the abundance and richness of Biblical teachings.

Shavuot serves as a time for reflection, celebration and reaffirmation of Biblical values, bringing HaShem’s people together in a spirit of unity and shared purpose.

This year is particularly significant for Shavuot as we face an increase of anti-Israel/anti-Semitic fervor around the world.  We must stand with Israel and the Jewish people today like never before.  To quote Ruth, “for wherever you go, I will go; and where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried; HaShem do so to me, and more also, if even death parts me from you. (Ruth 1:16b-17)

If this is your declaration at this time then join us this June 8, 2024 @ 2:30 pm to stand with Israel and celebrate Shavuot!

The Bridge at San Martin
(On the corner of Llagas & E. Middle Aves.)
425 E. Middle Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046


Join us as we celebrate as only The Bridge can! With Hebraic Worship, Dance & a great Torah message!