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The Omer

The Omer is counted from 16 Nisan (sundown on Sunday, March 28) thru 5 Sivan (ends at sundown on Sunday, May 16)

Information

Counting the Omer (Aish)

Guide to Counting the Omer (Devotaj Sacred Arts)

How to Count the Omer & What Is Lag B’Omer? (My Jewish Learning)

Rituals for Lag B’omer (Jewitches)

Tools & Community Spaces

P.O.P., the Pandemic Omer Project (MN JCC & JCreate)

This year, TC Jewfolk’s JCreate community & the Minnesota JCC invite you to develop a creative practice around this ancient Jewish tradition. Seven Jewish artists and creatives will introduce a theme for each week and provide daily prompts for you to use as imaginative jumping-off points during this sacred time. Look out for the prompts at sundown on Sundays, then use #POP5781 to share daily or select responses with the community.

Counting the Omer E-List (Temple Israel)

A daily e-mail that includes a reflection from Jewish sources. E-mail [email protected] to subscribe.

Counting With Friends (Shir Tikvah)

Listen at your own pace with a track for each day. You’ll hear different community members share their Torah followed by counting.

Embodied Omer Practice (Mitsui Collective)

15-minute sessions, Monday-Friday, featuring guest practitioners

Glow Up/Count Down (Lab/Shul) 10 – 11:30 a.m. Sundays. $8-18/session

A weekly series with Rami Avraham Efal, Lab/Shul’s Rabbinic Fellow, of meditation, teaching, prayer and contemplative creative art-making, exploring personal and universal principles in the depth of Presence.

Grounding, moving, counting, shifting: Connecting with land, water, and body through the Omer (J-Pride) look for updates throughout the month on Instagram and Facebook

We will have multiple synchronous and asynchronous spaces over the 49 days of the Omer. You’ll have chances to join Miriam and many others in text study, an exploration of the Omer (what even is it?) and the ritual counting of days; gentle body movement work; a documentary viewing and writing workshop; and performances by local artists!

Ideas for Omer counters (Darchei Noam)

Journeying to Sinai: Seven Workshops for the Omer (RitualWell) 11 a.m. Tuesdays, March 30 – May 11. $36+

Weekly workshops taught by rabbis, poets and spiritual leaders. Workshops include meditation, poetry writing and spiritual practices connected to the kabbalistic theme of each Omer week. We will use this powerful time on the Jewish calendar to journey toward our individual and collective revelation.

My Omer: 49 Steps to Personal Refinement (Meaningful Life Center)

Mobile App Features Include
• Omer reminder, blessings, and daily meditations
• Updates at sunset for new day
• Keep track of your count with the Omer Count Log
• Daily blessing in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish
• Daily meditations and exercises to enhance your personality and relationships
• Built in private journal for recording notes and progress

© The Jewish Museum, New York

The Omer Oracle: Steeping in the Sephirot as a Path of Transformation (Nomy Lamm and Taya Mâ Shere) $49

An online portal that offers a divinatory card for each of the 49 days of the Omer, connecting you with specific emanations of the sacred inherent in each day. A gorgeous card arrives each day to your email inbox, plus a special link to a portal where you can see and engage the Omer Oracle deck in full.

The Omer Workbook: A 49 Day Self-Care Immersion (Gold Herring) $8-25 digital and physical options

The workbook includes an introduction to the Omer counting season, 7 teaching pages for each week of the Omer, and 49-day pages with space and prompts for journaling, art, movement, connecting with friends and family, and taking action in your community.

On the Way to Har Sinai: Counting the Omer 5781 (Office of Rabbi Sacks)

The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust is delighted to present the 5781 Omer calendar. Each of the 49 days holds a life-changing idea by Rabbi Sacks zt”l, sourced from his Covenant & Conversation essays on the weekly parsha.

Sex & the Sephirot: A Pleasure Journey Through the Omer (Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute) $275

This multi-week journey includes weekly teachings delivered by audio and text, three collective video calls which are a combination of teaching and personal check-in’s, and optional chevrutah connection with a classmate.

#SistersCount (Naomi Less with Adath Jeshurun Congregation)

49 days of short videos shared on Instagram from female identifying Jewish musicians, linking each day of the Omer to a musical and spiritual teaching. Every week, there will be an Instagram live “show” with Hazzan Dulkin and Naomi Less previewing the week ahead. Follow @naomiless1, @joannadulkin, and @adath_jeshurun

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Shavuot

Events

Centering Identity Wellness: The Commandments We Keep to Ourselves (The JOC Mishpacha Project) 6 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2

A Tale of Two Mountains – Trembling Before G-d (Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies) 12 p.m. Monday, May 10

God’s Hesed and Our Own: Reading the Book of Ruth (Hadar) 4 – 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 10 – Thursday, May 13

Jewish Flavor: Shavuot Feast (sixth&i) 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. $12

The Five Megillot: The Book of Ruth (My Jewish Learning) 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12

Say Cheese! Baking Montreal Cheese Bagels for Shavuot (18Doors) 7 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12

Revelation and Relationship: Receiving Torah in a Time of Global Change (Ritualwell) 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13

Growth Mindset and the Second Set of the Ten Commandments (Melton International) 12 p.m. Thursday, May 13

Revelation (JW3) 1 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 13. £5

Shavuot Quiz Show (My Jewish Learning) 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13

Shavuot Shabbat (Moishe House) 7 p.m. Friday, May 14

ShavuotLIVE 2021 (jewishLIVE) 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15 – 11 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Shavuot services Sunday, May 16 – Tuesday, May 18

Adath Jeshurun Congregation | Beth El Synagogue

Shavuot Cooking with Jake Cohen (JNF) 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16

Sunday Studio Immersive: Revelation Through Creation (Jewish Studio Project) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16. $50-150

Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot (The Rabbinical Assembly) 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16 – 11 a.m. Monday, May 17

Daytime Shavuot Family Celebration (PJ Library) In-person ice cream stops 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Zoom event 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Shavuot: Giving and/or Receiving the Torah? (Congregation Am Haskalah) 12 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Shavuot Paper Cutting Workshop for LGBTQ Families (Keshet) 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16

How I Am Like Moses (J-Pride) 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16

The Ruth Monologues: Voices from the Book of Ruth and the House of David (West End Synagogue) 6 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16

DOYKEIT: a performance-ritual of the diaspora (J-Pride & Don’t You Feel It Too?) 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Minnehaha Creek West Park (51st St. W & W Minnehaha Pkwy, Mpls)

Seeing One Another at Sinai Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Twin Cities synagogues, PJ Library, Edot Midwest) 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16

Shavuot Abolition Teach-In (Kolot Chayeinu & New Synagogue Project with BYP100) 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Paul Feig z”l Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Marlene Myerson JCC) 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16 – 4 a.m. Monday, May 17

DAWN (Reboot) 8 p.m. Sunday, May 16 – 8 a.m. Monday, May 17

Resources

Rituals for Shavuot

Shavuot 2021 & more articles (My Jewish Learning)

Shavuot history, customs and rituals, recipes, & more (ReformJudaism.org)

Shavuot mental health resources (Blue Dove Foundation)

Shavuot poetry, blogs, rituals, & more (Ritualwell)

Shavuot tools & resources (Chabad)

Shavuot sustainability resources (Hazon)

Shavuot Unbound 60 min – 12 hour immersions & Shavuot zine (Judaism Unbound)

Shavuot with kids (PJ Library)

Torah Talks: Shavuot collection (Sefaria)

Recipes

TC Chewfolk

Cheese blintzes with fruit toppingBlintz Soufflé

Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Syrian Cheese Sambusak, Israeli Bourekas & Israeli Cheesecake

Shavuot Boards (Rebekah Lowin)

Shavuot Food (The Nosher)

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