Briefly In Religion

May 14, 2010

Shavuot service set at Chabad

Chabad Jewish Center welcomes the community to a special Shavuot Holiday Service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, beginning with the special holiday prayers and reading of the Ten Commandments followed by a dairy brunch and ice cream party.

Yizkor Memorial Services will take place at noon Thursday.

Shavuot is the second of the three major festivals (Passover being the first, and Sukkot being the third), and comes exactly 50 days after Passover.


The word Shavuot means “Weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot during which the Jewish people prepared themselves for the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Some customs of the Shavuot holiday include the decoration of homes and synagogues with fragrant flowers and greenery in honor of the beautiful blooms that grew on Mt. Sinai.

Another custom includes an all-night Torah study on the first night of Shavuot, and eating dairy foods such as cheese cake, cheese blintzes, etc.

Chabad is at 30804 Coast Hwy.

For more information, visit

Children’s choir invites members

Laguna Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir meets from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday mornings following the 10 a.m. Worship service to prepare for their Spring Musical.

Newcomers from the community are invited to participate. Meet in the music room, next door to the parlor, in the left corner of the rose garden at Second Street and Forest Avenue.

For more information, contact Linda White at

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