November 20, 2018

2014 Shavuot services

Chabad’s “Conejo Mount Sinai Experience” celebration of Shavuot features a reading of the Ten Commandments on June 4 at 10 a.m., followed by a sit-down dairy lunch of pizza and cheesecake. Also featured: Mount Sinai Ice Cream Cones for everyone. Evening services June 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Yizkor memorial service June 5 at 10 a.m. Open to all. All services will be held at six Chabad Centers: Chabad of the Conejo, Agoura Hills; Chabad of Oak Park; Chabad of Westlake Village; Chabad of Thousand Oaks; Chabad of Calabasas; and Chabad of Newbury Park. For more information, call (818) 991-0991.

Sinai Temple, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, invites you to Atid and Reboot’s “Unscrolled: A New Spin on Shavuot” on June 4. Study the Torah in a fun and innovative way with the help of 54 writers and artists. Shavuot dinner at 7 p.m.; program follows at 8 p.m. $10 (advance), $15 (at the door, cash only). 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. For tickets, visit For questions, contact or

Shavuot at Beth Jacob is an all-night experience. Sushi, refreshments and drinks will be provided. Featuring several rabbis, this event starts with Rabbi Baruch Taub, Shavuot scholar-in-residence, June 3 at 11:15 p.m., and ends with Shacharit in Shapell Sanctuary at 5:10 a.m. the following morning. 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-1911.  

Explore the purpose and significance of Jewish prayer this Shavuot at Valley Beth Shalom. “Shiru L’Adonai Shir Hadash — Sing to God a New Song” features guest artist Craig Taubman with a musical presentation on the revolution in Jewish worship, hosted by Rabbi Ed Feinstein — an evening of learning, music, prayer and blintzes. June 3 at 7 p.m., followed at 10:30 p.m. by late-night Torah study with Rabbi Noah Farkas. Additional services June 4 at 8:40 a.m. and June 5 (Yizkor) at 8:40 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. 

Temple Aliyah opens its doors to the entire community for an evening of learning followed by a late-night Tish for those who want to continue the celebration. This event is free of charge for all. On June 3, Ma’ariv begins at 7 p.m.; learning takes place 7:30-11:30 p.m. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 346-3545.

Join Young Israel of Century City Young Professionals for a fun night full of wine, cheese, sushi and Torah! June 4 at 9 p.m. Space is limited. RSVP to, at which time the location will be disclosed. (310) 273-6954.

What could be better than pizza and ice cream to go along with the reading of the Ten Commandments? Chabad in Simcha Monica opens its doors free of charge to all for this Shavuot celebration. June 4 at 5:30 p.m. 1428 17th St., Santa Monica. (310) 829-5620.

Chabad of Simi Valley offers a variety of events to commemorate Shavuot, starting with an all-night study session June 3 at 11:59 p.m. On June 4, the Ten Commandments will be read at 11 a.m., followed by a dairy Kiddush lunch; an ice cream party and reading of the Ten Commandments will take place at 6:15 p.m. Yizkor service June 5 at 11:30 a.m. 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley. (805) 577-0573.

Spend Shavuot at Chabad of Greater Los Feliz. On June 4, the Ten Commandments will be read at 11 a.m., followed by a dairy Kiddush brunch; at 6:45 p.m., there will be an additional reading of the Ten Commandments and an ice cream party, followed by services at 7:45 p.m. and a communal Shavuot dinner at 8:45 p.m. Yizkor service June 5 at 11:30 a.m. 1930 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 660-5177.