Shavuot, ended May 16. The feast of weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover seder. Although Shavuot began as an ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In Israel it is a one day Holyday, in dispora it is two.
- Psalm 107:19-21
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
Psalm 31: 24
Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!
And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You.
Shalom B'harim Mission Statement
We are coming together as a Jewish community to provide a place of Traditional Jewish worship, learning, and assembly, and to engage various other activities that will promote spiritual and educational welfare of the Jewish people of the North Georgia Mountains.
Our focus is in the building of a caring Jewish Community, in the spirit of our shared traditions. We are committed to a participatory and democratic process both in congregational governance and in worship.
We hope to encourage and support one another as we grow in our studies and in loving-kindness and social responsibilities.
- “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” Rabbi Hillel.
- Mishlei (Proverbs) 1:7-9 "The fear of HaShem is the beginning of knowledge; but the foolish despise wisdom and discipline. Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother; For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck." JPS