Shavuot is a minor, ancient pilgrimage festival that marked the harvest of barley. Shavuot literally means “weeks,” so named because the festival is exactly seven weeks (plus one day) from the second night of Passover. For Humanistic Jews, Shavuot is a wonderful day for picnics with fresh loaves of challa and is also a time to honor educational achievement, such as graduation from Sunday School.
Thanks to all who helped out and to Friends Meetinghouse for saving us with a rain location! The cleanup crew was so good we were cleaned up before the party even ended. Glad everyone had a nice time!