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Shavuot Listing

  • Shavuot
A listing of all Shavuot events around the country
by Martine Bass | May 17, 2018

Cape Town

Beit Midrash Morasha

Dinner | 19 May | 18:00

Guest speaker: Rabbi Professor Adam Ferziger

Cost: Adults R180 | Students R125 | Children (under 12) R70

Learning | 19 May | from 22:00

Contact: info@morasha.co.za | 021 434 8680

Claremont Wynberg Hebrew Congregation

Dinner | 19 May | 18:30

High school learners’ debate at dinner and children’s programmes throughout Shavuot

Guest speaker: Harry Amdurer

Cost: R160

Learning | 19 May

Guest speakers: Harry Amdurer and Rabbi Liebenberg

Contact: marion@clarewynshul.co.za | 021 671 9007

Constantia Hebrew Congregation

Dinner | 19 May | 18:00

Guest speaker: Member of the congregation

Cost: Adults R200 | Children (under 12) R100

Learning | 19 May | after dinner

Programme: Quizzes, stories and games for kids; speakers, quizzes and learning for adults

Contact: office@constantiashul.co.za | 021 713 1818

Durbanville Bellville

Dinner | 19 May | 19:15

Maariv service (conducted by Raymond Klitzner) followed by a dinner

Cost: Free

No learning

Contact: mallach@mweb.co.za | 021 949 9073

Marais Road Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speaker: Dr Simcha Leibovitch (scholar-in-residence)

Cost: R275

Contact: kerry@maraisroadshul.com | 021 439 7543

Milnerton Hebrew Congregation

Dinner | 19 May | 19:20

Cost: Adults & children (over 12 years) R160 | Children (5-12 years) R120 | Children (under 5) free

Learning | 19 May | 21:00

Contact: office@milnertonshul.co.za | 021 552 4285

Ohr Somayach

Dinner | 18 May | 18:00

Pre-Shavuos Shabbos banquet with Merle Rubin and guest singing sensation Shmuli Brill

Cost: Adults R275 | Children R120 | Students free

Pecha Kucha Torah Shmooze Bites and Nosh Bar, and candle-lit Kumzitz with Shmuli Brill | 19 May | 21:30

Cost: Free

Contact: awesome@ohrsom.co.za | 021 434 6772

Durban

Umhlanga Jewish Centre

Dinner | 19 May | 18:00

Cost: R180

Learning | 19 May | after dinner

Shiur and Kiddush | 20 May | 11:00

Youth lunch (with Bnei Akiva) | 20 May | 12:00

Shiur and Kiddush | 21 May | 11:00

Contact: admin@umhlangajewishcentre.co.za | 031 566 3227

Johannesburg

Aish Hatorah

Learning | 19 May | 22:15 to 06:00

Guest speakers: Rabbi Ziskin, Rabbi Kauffman, Rabbi Vegoda, Rabbi Willis, Rabbi Pilatowsky, Menachem Mendel Goldblatt, Rabbi Karpes and Rabbi Schnerb

Women's shiur | 21 May | 11:45

Guest speaker: Rebbetzin Debbie Seeff

Men’s shiur | 21 May | 11:45

Guest speaker: Rabbi Ziskin

Contact: office@aish.org.za | 011 485 2985

Chabad of Fourways

Learning | 19 May | 21:00

Dairy lunch and kids’ entertainment | 20 May | 09:15

Cost: Free

Contact: yael@chabadfourways.org | 082 870 0880

Chabad of Strathavon

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speakers: Talia Isaacs and Ian Levitt

Cost: Adult R250 | Children (5-12 years) R100

Learning | 19 May | 22:00

Guest speaker: Uri Marks

Kids ice-cream party | 20 May | 10:00

Dairy brocha | 20 May | 11:30

Contact: jewishsandton@gmail.com | 011 326 6492

Chabad’s Goodness & Kindness Centre – Sandton Central Shul

Learning All Night @ Sinai Learnathon | 19 May

Reading of the 10 Commandments, and sundaes | 20 May | 10:30

Yizkor and brocha | 21 May | 11:30

Cost: Free

Contact: rak@chabad.org.za | 079 434 1293

Chassidim Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Cost: Adults R390 | Children (11 years and under) R75

Learning | 19 May | 23:30

Contact: chassidimshul@gmail.com | 071 464 0871

Great Park Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:30

Guest speaker: Julian Katz

Cost: Adults R250 | Children (under 10) R70 | Children (under 5) free

Learning | 19 May | The Brasg Family Home

Contact: greatpark@greatpark.co.za | 011 728 8152

Greenside Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 18:15

Guest speaker: Danny Adeno Abebe

Cost: R190

Contact: info@greensideshul.co.za | 011 788 5036

Linksfield Senderwood Hebrew Congregation

Lunch | 20 May

Guest speaker: Mandy Yachad

Cost: Adults R120 | Children (under 13) R150

Contact: office@linkshul.co.za | 011 640 5812

Northfield Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speaker: Rabbi Desmond Maizels

Cost: Adults R150 | Children (under 12) R100

Contact: hendler@hendleronline.co.za | 061 975 8437

Ohr Somayach Savoy

Learning | 19 May

Men and boys’ all-night learning and women’s programme until midnight

Breakfast | 20 May | 11:00

Cost: R180

Contact: office@ohrsavoy.co.za | 011 440 6192

Sandton Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speakers: Bonang Mohale and Rabbi Gideon Pogrund

Cost: Adults R360 | Children (6-12) R150 | Children (under 6) free

Contact: davidshaw@sandtonshul.co.za | 011 883 4210

Sunny Road Kehilla

Shiurim | 19 May | 21:30 to midnight

Guest speakers: Chief Rabbi Goldstein, Rabbi Kacev and Rabbi Seeff

Learning | 20 May | 12:00

Speaker: Rabbi Sackstein

Neitz Minyan | 20 May | 05:30

Contact: rabbidrs@gmail.com | 083 658 5935

Sydenham Highlands North

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speaker: Howard Feldman

Cost: Adults R250 | Children (under 12) R100

Book online www.sydshul.co.za

Learning “Sleepless in Sydenham” | 19 May | 22:30 to 05:00

Guest speakers: Howard Sackstein, David Saks, Howard Feldman, Rabbi Yossy Goldman, Rabbi Yehuda Stern, Rabbi Eliezer Auerbach, Dani Kedar, Rabbi Levi Ulman and Rabbi Mendel Teitlebaum

Children’s programme | 20 May

Cost: Free

Contact: sydshul@sydshul.co.za | 011 640 5021

The Base

Dinner | 19 May | 19:00

Guest speaker: Rabbi Doniel Katz

Cost: Adults R150 | Children R75 | Children (under 4) free

Book online www.thebase.nutickets.co.za

Learning | 19 May | 21:00 to 05:30

Ladies’ breakfast | 20 May | 09:45

Guest speaker: Rabbi Doniel Katz

Cost: Free

Contact: sunnyroadbase@gmail.com

Victory Park

Learning | 19 May | 20:45

Lunch | 20 May

Guest speaker: Danny Adeno Abebe

Cost: Adults R130 | Children (under 12) R60

Contact: vpshul@telkomsa.net | 011 782 5247

Waverley Shul

Dinner | 19 May

Cost: R220

Learning | 19 May | after dinner

Breakfast | 20 May | 10:30

Guest speaker: Robyn Shani

Cost: R100

Contact: office@waverleyshul.co.za | 011 786 0438

West Street Shul

Dinner | 19 May | 19:15

Speaker: Rabbi Ryan Goldstein

Cost: Adults R200 | Children R120

Learning | 19 May | after dinner

Contact: faye@kaplan.co.za | 082 446 9264

Yeshiva College Campus

Dinner |19 May | 19:00

Guest speaker: Rabbi Sam Thurgood

Cost: Adults R260 | Children R120 | Children (attending pizza party) R60

Children’s pizza party with supervised activities in a separate venue

Learning | 19 May | 21:30

Contact: belinda@mizrachi.org.za/shul@yeshivacollege.co.za | 011 485 3624/011 640 5061

Port Elizabeth

PE Hebrew Congregation

Learning and chevrutah | 19 May

Contact: pehc@mweb.co.za | 041 373 1332

 

PROGRESSIVE SHULS

Johannesburg

Bet David

Evening service: 19 May

Guest speaker: Danny Adeno Abebe will give a talk, “From Ethiopia to Israel”. A cheesecake competition follows the Shavuot service on Sunday. At the service Bet David will be celebrating the Adult Bnei Mitzvah of Hester Hollander and Theresa Sobel.

Contact: Glynnis 011 783 7117

Beit Emanuel

Cheesecake competition follows the Erev Shavuot service.

Contact: Russell on 011 646 6170 for details on the Tikkun Leil programme.

Pretoria

Bet Menorah – Baileys Muckleneuk

Cheesecake competition follows the Erev Shavuot service. A service will be held on Shavuot morning.

Contact: Johan on 012 460 7296.

Durban

Durban Progressive Jewish Congregation

The Erev Shavuot service will be followed by a Bring and Share dinner. A service will be held on Shavuot morning.

Contact: 031 337 9858

Port Elizabeth

Temple Israel Port Elizabeth

We are celebrating Shavuot with any friends or visitors. Come and enjoy cheesecake and ice cream. We look forward to welcoming you to our synagogue.

Contact: 041 373 6642

Cape Town

Temple Israel Green Point

Saturday 19 May at 18:00.

Tikkun Leil, all-night study. Discussions on Israel and a parachute debate. Cheesecake competition and dinner. Guest speakers and more.

Contact: 021 434 8901

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