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Commemorate the covenant between God and the Jewish people by renewing your commitment to social justice! 

Holiday Guides: Shavuot

Prepare for Shavuot with social justice in mind. 

As a harvest festival, Shavuot calls to mind how we must ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable members of society have enough to eat.

On Shavuot, we remember our responsibility to and for one another, and recommit to ensuring a vibrant Jewish community in our local congregations and around the world.

At the moment where the Israelites were gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai, "all the people" were there - of all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientation.

We can celebrate this summer harvest by strengthening our own connections with the earth - with environmentalism and food justice.

Our joint Nothing But Nets campaign to combat malaria can be looked upon as a mitzvah, a way for us to live Torah in the Shavuot season. This packet will help you incorporate Nothing But Nets and malaria prevention into your Shavuot celebrations and discussions!