Shavuot is the festival which celebrates when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai.

Shavuot is Hebrew for “weeks,” and this holiday symbolizes the seven weeks during which the Israelites traveled through the desert after their Exodus from Egypt. This holiday marks the fourth and final time during the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor prayers.

From Tikkun Leil Shavuot (staying up all night to study Torah) to eating dairy, there are many rich traditions associated with Shavuot. Use these resources to help deepen your engagement with the holiday.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Videos and Study Guides
One of Shavuot’s customs is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening-long study session held the night of the holiday. Incorporate text study into your celebration of Shavuot with these guides from

Shavuot: The Basics
Become familiar with the customs and rituals of this festival holiday so you can bring its traditions into your home.

Jewish Food Experience: Shavuot Articles
From cheesecake recipes to strategies for celebrating a dairy-free Shavuot, the Jewish Food Experience has a wide selection of articles on how to find meaning in the food that we eat during this holiday.

Looking for some delicious dairy options to help you and your family observe the holiday? has a wide selection of Shavuot recipes.

Shalom Sesame
Help your child discover the rituals and customs of Shavuot with this episode and discussion guide from Shalom Sesame!