Tonight is Shavuot and study sessions will take place at synagogues everywhere. You can read about the holiday, its history and traditions at

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – A Community-wide Celebration and Night of Study
Join in a community celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey bringing together Jews with varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour–or until dawn. We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Jewish community.

Family Programming will be offered in the early evening. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent. Sessions include ages 2-5, K-2, and grades 3-6. No pre-registration is required.

Childcare will be offered for FREE for children ages 2 and up, following the family programming. There will be a sleeping room, and parents will be able to participate in the study session without their children in tow. Parents must pre-register and provide bedding. Parents may not leave the JCC while their children are in childcare.

Morning Torah Service will be offered at dawn–we will read the Ten Commandments from the Torah; additionally there will be an opportunity to join with the Wilderness Torah Shavuot trip to hear the 10 Commandments on the mountain.

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 6:30pm – Dawn
East Bay JCC, 1414 Walnut St. , Berkeley
Cost: FREE

Sponsored by: Aquarian Minyan, B’Chol Lashon, UC Berkeley Hillel, Berkeley Midrash, The Center for Jewish Mystical Studies, Chochmat HaLev, Beth El, Beth Israel, Netivot Shalom, the East Bay Minyan, EcoJews of the Bay, EBJCC, JCHS, Jewish Gateways, Jewish Mosaic, Jewish Music Festival, Kehilla, PJA, GTU, Shalom Bayit, Beth Hillel, Wilderness Torah, Yeashore Community

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Shavuot is traditionally considered to be the anniversary of the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai . Tikkun Leil Shavuot (literally “a fixed set of readings for the night of Shavuot”) is the custom of staying up all night and studying (we will study until about midnight) in the Sanctuary.

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 8pm until about midnight
Place: Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland
For info call Gabby at 510-451-3263.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
All-Night Learning Marathon
Celebrate the holiday of receiving the Torah by learning late into the night. Study with Rabbis, Educators and Congregants from Kol Emeth, Beth Am, Etz Chayim, and Keddem. Everyone is welcome to this community event.

Date: Tuesday night, May 18
Time: Begins at 8pm and goes to dawn on May 19
Place: Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave. , Palo Alto

See their flier at:
For info call the Kol Emeth at (650) 948-7498

Second Annual Shavuot California Corridor Crawl
Take a creative approach to the tradition of studying all night on Shavuot to mark the giving of the Torah at Sinai. On Tuesday evening, joins forces with Sherith Israel, Emanu-El and Beth Sholom, JCCSF, and the USF Swig program to “travel from Egypt to Sinai, from bondage to freedom,” along the California Street corridor. You can walk from location to location or join anywhere along the way.

5:30–7 pm, Sherith Israel: Vegetarian family dinner and art project
7:30–8:30 pm, JCCSF ( 3200 California St. ): Study sessions
9–10 pm, Emanu-El (Arguello & Lake): Study with Rabbi Larry Raphael and others
10:30–11:30 pm, Beth Sholom (14th Ave. & Clement): Study with Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller and others
11:30 pm, Beth Sholom: Closing ceremony

Date: Tuesday May 18
Time: 5:30 pm to midnight
Free without dinner. With Dinner:
Adults $10 – Seniors/Students/Children – $7 (on or before 5/10)
Adults $15 – Seniors/Students/Children – $10 (at the door)
For reservations, call Sherith Israel at 415-346-1720.

Shavuot & Shabbat
Beth Chaim in Danville is combining their Shavuot celebration with Shabbat recognition of converts to Judaism. We asked Rabbi Dan Goldblatt if non-members can attend and he said: “Anyone can come to any our services. This is, of course, a Special Shabbat celebration since we are also celebrating Shavuot. Non-members are completely welcome. If you know anyone who might want to come, please extend the invitation. The only caveat is that it is a potluck and they should bring some food (vegetarian) to share. We would love to have them.”

Look at the Evite here:

Their celebration is Friday, May 21 at 6:30pm in Danville.
If you have questions you can call the synagogue at 925-736-7146. Their website is