One of the traditions at SPS at Shavuot is to hold a chavurah (bring and share) supper. This is co-ordinated so that we don’t end up with loads of cheese cakes and nothing else! The service is held in the Schindler Hall, with people sitting at round tables, an informal and friendly setting. Following the buffet style meal, there are different study sessions to take part in. At each “break”, coffee and cheese cake are available and, if people want, they can study through the night until the dawn service.
The Shavuot morning service includes bringing in the 7 species traditionally offered at the Temple in Biblical times: barley, wheat, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olive and honey.