Shavuot (meaning “weeks”) marks the end of the seven week counting period from Pesach to Shavuot. On Shavuot we celebrate receiving the Torah. It is also a harvest festival, one of the pilgrimage festivals, on which people brought their spring offerings (known as ‘bikkurim’) to the Temple in Jerusalem. The eating of dairy foods is also favoured.
Students were invited to come to school dressed in white and with flowers in their hair or on their clothes. This is an Israeli tradition connected to the celebrations of the Kibbutz workers who delighted over their harvest.
Kinder to Year 5 students gathered in the playground to watch our traditional play of Moshe going up to Har Sinai to receive the Torah. They engaged in fun and educational activities throughout the day and enjoyed ice cream at lunchtime.
A dairy-themed ‘bake-off’ was held in the Senior School over lunch with some amazing Shavuot themed desserts created.
Students in Years 9-12 have been invited to participate in the School’s inaugural Tikkun Leil Shavuot at a private home tomorrow night.
Chag Shavuot Sameach.Share