The three-month journey of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery to Mt. Sinai; the immediate founding of a Covenant between God and the Jewish people, rooted in the offer and acceptance of the Ten Commandments; the instruction to begin the barley harvest in the third month of the year-these all come to together in a single "minor" Jewish holiday. Not untypically in the Hebrew Bible, a mythizied historical event and the first of a series of seasonal festivals become the occasion for another version of the creation of the theological and moral foundations of a people.
He will also be accompanied by Gloria Lenhoff who will be leading traditional Jewish music with song and accordion accompaniment throughout the service. Amy Pearson will be our Service Leader.