Resources for Upcoming Jewish Holidays

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The Omer

We count the Omer for 49 days, starting on the second night of Pesach/Passover and ending with Shavuot. This year’s Omer period begins the evening of Saturday, April 16 and concludes Saturday, June 4 before sunset.

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, falls from sundown Wednesday, May 18 – sundown Thursday, May 19.

About This Holiday

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About the Omer & How to Count the Omer (My Jewish Learning)

Counting the Omer (Aish)

Lag B’Omer (Reform Judaism)

Sefirat HaOmer (Chabad)

Workshops, Courses, & Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

49 Steps (Limmud North America) self-guided

7 Minutes: A Daily Omer Wellness Practice (Mitsui Collective) self-guided

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

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

Lev Tov: Cultivating a Good Heart During the Omer (Ritualwell) April 16 – June 4. $36 suggested

My Moon Message (At the Well) April 16 – June 4 $36

The Omer Middot + Havdalah (Shir Tikvah) April 16 – June 4

Sex & the Sephirot: A Pleasure Journey Through the Omer (Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute) April 17 – June 5. $275

Further Resources & Tools

Create Along With Local Artists For The Pandemic Omer Project (TC Jewfolk)

DIY Ideas for Omer Counters (Darchei Noam)

Guide to Counting the Omer (Devotaj Sacred Arts)

Lag B’Omer & Sefirat Ha’Omer Source Sheets (Sefaria)

Laser-cut Omer Counters (Jo Kamm)

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

The Omer Workbook: A 49 Day Self-Care Immersion (Gold Herring) $8-40 digital and physical options

Rituals for Lag B’Omer (Jewitches)

What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? (The Conversation)

Writing & Videos on The Omer/Lag B’Omer (The Rabbi Sacks Legacy Trust)

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Shavuot

This year, Shavuot is sundown Saturday, June 4 – sundown Sunday, June 5.

About This Holiday

Shavuot (Aish)

Shavuot (Chabad)

Shavuot (ReformJudaism.org)

Shavuot 2022 (My Jewish Learning)

Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

Biblical Babes: Ruth (At the Well) 7 p.m. Monday, May 23. $5-18

Shavuot 101 (Temple Israel of Boston) 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24

Pre-Shavuot Garden Party (Chabad Macalester-Groveland) 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. Chabad Macalester-Groveland (1546 Portland Avenue, S. Paul)

Shavuot Celebration (Shir Tikvah) 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis) & Zoom

‘Round Midnight Reconsidered (Reboot) 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4 – 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5

Shavuot & Consecration Ceremony (Adath Jeshurun Congregation) 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka)

Shavuot Brunch (Chabad Maple Grove) 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5. Chabad Maple Grove (5541 Vinewood Lane N, Plymouth)

Shavuot Brunch (Chabad Young Jewish Professionals) 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5. Chabad Uptown (3013 James Ave. S., Minneapolis). $10-18

Further Resources & Tools

Family activities for Sivan (TALI Education)

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

Shavuot source sheets (Sefaria)

Shavuot sustainability resources (Hazon)

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

Shavuot with kids (PJ Library)

Recipes

TC Chewfolk

Cheese blintzes with fruit toppingBlintz Soufflé

Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Syrian Cheese Sambusak, Israeli Bourekas & Israeli Cheesecake

Shavuot Recipes (Rebekah Lowin)

Shavuot Food (The Nosher)

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The Shmita (Sabbatical) Year

About This Holiday

Shemitah (Chabad)

What is Shmita? (Hazon)

What Is Shmita, the Sabbatical Year? (My Jewish Learning)

Workshops, Courses, & Events

All events listed at Central Time and are on Zoom if no location is noted. Submit an event here or email [email protected].

Write to Rest (TC Jewfolk)

Shmita 5782: A Year of Better Being (Jewish Emergent Network)

Further Resources & Reading

Does Torah Call For Rent Holiday? (TC Jewfolk)

High Holiday Sermons: The Environment Re-visited (TC Jewfolk)

Weekly Parsha Essays | Shmita Sourcebook (Hazon)

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