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at Chabad of Hawaii
Shavuot: May 19 - 21, 2018
From Rabbi Itchel & PerEl

It's here - our 3,330th wedding anniversary! ....The longest recorded marriage in history! 

That is.... between G‑d and the Jewish people.

3,330 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, the energy of this historic event is present once again and re-lived and re-experienced as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.

 At the "wedding", there was the biggest sound & light show ever: fire, thunder, lightning - and literally the whole world stood stock still and absorbed G‑d's voice. 

So... what do you do for an encore? What do you give as an anniversary gift, the 3330th time around? 

 How about (warning -  radical idea ahead:) coming to synagogue (GASP!) to renew our vows and our commitment to G‑d and His eternal covenant, the Torah! Yes, you can do it! 

You can even (sit down a minute) bring the kids to shul (synagogue)! Have them come & participate in an event in which they played a crucial, determining role.... (If you want to know more, you gotta come...)  

Details on everything Shavuot below.

Looking forward to seeing you! Or find a synagogue near you...Wishing you a happy holiday!

Rabbi Itchel & Perel Krasnjansky

Shavuot Schedule

Post-Shabbat, Saturday eve. – May 19 - מוצ"ש

Maariv Evening Service: 7:45 pm
Candle lighting time: after 7:39 pm
Holiday Dinner: 8:15 pm ** RSVP requested

Sunday – May 20 - יום ראשון

Shacharit Morning Services: 10:00am
תכנית לילדים -שעתיים! CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - 10:30 AM - 12:30 pm
קריאת עשרת הדיברות   Ten Commandments reading: 11:00 am
Mincha/Maariv Evening Services: 6:45 pm
Candle lighting time: after 7:39 pm

Monday – May 21 - יום שני
Morning Services: 10:00am
 תפילת יזכור Yizkor Memorial Service: 11:00 am
Holiday Luncheon: 12:30 pm
Maariv/Evening Services: 7:40 pm
Yom Tov Ends: 7:40 pm

Join us for holiday services and events at Chabad House, 410 Atkinson Drive , Waikiki. To reserve for meals, please click here.


NOT YOUR USUAL INSOMNIA: Please join us for late-night Torah study as we delve into fascinating topics spanning the millennia of Jewish scholarship! Connect your heart and soul to your ESSENCE!

SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 19  BEGINNING AT 10 PM. Hope to see you there!

Plenty of coffee and light refreshments!

Dairy / Vegetarian Buffet!

You are cordially invited to join us for a one-of-a-kind, once-a-year (yep!) dairy / vegetarian holiday meal in honor of Shavuot! Get together with family and friends, and enjoy delicious cheesecakes, fruit smoothies and much more. YUMMY! Sunday, May 20, following the Ten Commandments Torah reading. (Approximately 12:30 pm)

10 Commandments - Aseret Hadibrot - bring the kids!

Sunday, May 20, 11:00 am

Come with your entire family to hear the 10 Commandments read from the Torah, as it was read on Mount Sinai!

Our 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 Jewish Children were — and still are — the guarantors and transmitters of the Torah. 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 that our children will be there this year too!

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