Shavuot 2024

Celebrating the Gift of Torah with Care and Compassion

Shavuot 2024 Chasdei Naomi continues to provide Holocaust Survivors and Elderly Citizens solace through the Jewish nation’s eternal strength and unity.

 

This Shavuot, Chasdei Naomi is dedicating special attention to Holocaust survivors and elderly citizens, making sure they can take part in the traditional customs of the Shavuot Harvest Festival!

Through our Shavuot campaign, we will be delivering an abundance of dairy products, and everything they need for a Shavuot Harvest Festival, to the homes of Holocaust survivors across Israel.

 

As the Jewish community around the world prepares to commemorate the holiday of Shavuot, the time-honored tradition of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, Chasdei Naomi is honored to continue its legacy of supporting those in need throughout Israel. 

What is Shavuot?

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. It is one of the three major Jewish pilgrimage festivals.

The name “Shavuot” means “weeks” in Hebrew, as the holiday occurs 7 weeks (or 50 days) after the second day of Passover.

Shavuot is celebrated for one or two days, depending on the location. In Israel, it is celebrated for one day, while in the Diaspora (outside of Israel) it is celebrated for two days.

Traditional customs for Shavuot include:

  • Shavuot is associated with the agricultural harvest festival of Shavuot, when the first fruits and grains were brought as offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • Eating dairy foods like cheeses and cakes
  • Reading the Book of Ruth, which takes place during the harvest season
  • Decorating homes and synagogues with flowers and greenery
  • All-night study sessions known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot
  • The holiday emphasizes the importance of the Torah and the Jewish people’s covenant with God. It marks the completion of the journey that began with the Exodus from Egypt.

Chasdei Naomi's Shavuot 2024 agenda

Chasdei Naomi provides elderly citizens and holocaust survivors with groceries and food essentials throughout the year and holidays in particular, ensuring they have kosher options.

The nonprofit charity organization supports the elderly citizens and holocaust survivors during the winter with winter essentials such as clothes, blankets, and radiators, as well as FREE trips to the hospital or doctor appointments with our ambulance service! Shavuot 2024, we will be delivering an abundance of dairy products, food essentials, and everything required for a Shavuot Harvest Festival directly to the homes of Holocaust survivors across Israel!

Why we do it

For many Holocaust survivors, Shavuot can evoke bittersweet memories. Despite the unimaginable hardships these elderly citizens have endured, Chasdei Naomi provides them the solace in the enduring strength of the Jewish faith. Chasdei Naomi recognizes the importance of providing comfort and care to these resilient individuals during this season. 

In addition to honoring the experiences of those who have lived through the darkest chapters of Jewish history, Chasdei Naomi is also committed to uplifting the lives of elderly citizens in need. For many of these individuals, the challenges of advancing age and limited resources can make every day life difficult. 

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