An Afternoon in the Park: A Shavuot Celebration in Buffalo

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    Celebrate Shavuout in Buffalo

    Bring the whole family for a Shavuot celebration in Buffalo! An Afternoon in the Park will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot with PJ Library & PJ Our Way at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center in West Seneca on Sunday, May 21st from 3:00-6:00pm!

    There will be nature walks, scavenger hunts, arts & crafts and fairy house building. Plus, you can bring your own picnic blanket & dinner.  They will provide a kosher dairy dessert as well as a kosher non-dairy options.

    The cost is $5 per family. To register, click here.  This event is open to all families raising Jewish children, regardless of denomination or affiliation.

    More About Shavout

    Originally an ancient harvest festival celebrating the grain crop, Shavuot means “weeks” in Hebrew. It is the holiday celebrated exactly seven weeks after the Jewish holiday of Passover begins. Shavuot is also recognized as the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai and most Shavuot celebrations are centered on Torah study and other Jewish learning. There is a custom of eating dairy foods–especially cheesecakes and blintzes–on Shavuot. To learn more about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, click here.

    About the Host

    PJ Library & PJ Our Way are unique programs that seek to encourage Jewish families with young children to explore Judaism through literature as well as by going beyond the books.  In order to accomplish that goal, each month PJ Library & PJ Our Way send an age appropriate Jewish content book or CD to enrolled children between the ages of six months to eleven years. Furthermore, the local PJ Library & PJ Our Way team, powered by the Buffalo Jewish Federation, organizes and runs events such as this for families to meet, network and socialize with each other to build a caring and vibrant Jewish community in Buffalo. If you are raising Jewish children between six months and eight years old and would like to learn more about or register for PJ Library, click here. If you are raising Jewish children between nine and eleven years old and would like to learn more about or register for PJ Our Way, click here.

    If you have questions about this Shavuot celebration in Buffalo, please contact Mandy at mweiss@jfedbflo.com or 716-241-4221.