at Chabad
Shavuot: May 18th-21st, 2018
Message from the Rabbi
Over 3,326 years ago, the children of Israel stood as one nation at the foot of the Mount Sinai and received the Torah from G‑d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.
At Chabad, we offer many events for your entire family to celebrate with us. Please join us at our annual Cheese Cake party and Ten commandments reading.
You can find more information about the holiday and our programming below.
Wishing you a happy Shavuot,
Rabbi Minkowicz
Service Schedule
Friday & Shabbat - May 18th & 19th


Friday Night:

Welcoming of Shabbat Services 7:30 P.M. 

Saturday Morning:

Kabblah Class 9:00 A.M.

Prayer Services 10:00 A.M.

Kiddush & Farbrengen 12:15 P.M.

Mincha Service: 7:30 P.M.

Followed by A Halacha Class 

Mariv Yom Tov Service 8:45 P.M. 

Candle lighting time: After 8:47 pm

Floowed by a Festive Yom Tov Dinner 

Torah Study "JEWISH TORAH TRIVIA NIGHT": 10:00 pm

Sunday - May 20th
Kabbalah Class: 9:00 am
Morning Services: 10:00 am
10 Commandments reading: 10:45 am
Festive Holiday Lunch: 12:15 pm
Evening Services: 7:45 pm followed by a festive Yom Tov Meal
Candle lighting time: After 8:48 pm
Monday - May 21st
Kabbalah Class: 9:00 am
Morning Services: 10:00 am 
Yizkor: 10:45 am 
Festive Holiday Lunch: 12:15 pm 
Evening Services: 7:45 pm followed by a class and Farbrengen
Maariv & Havdala: 8:49 pm
All Services, Classes & meals will take place at:
Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida 
5620 Winkler Road
Ft Myers, FL 33919
To participate in the Shavuot Holiday kindly click here to make your holiday donation.  
10 Commandments
Sunday, May 20th 10:45 am
Come with your entire family to hear the 10 Commandments read from the Torah, as it was read on Mount Sinai!
Our Sages explain that before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish People, He demanded guarantors. The people suggested our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these were not sufficient. They cited many other great leaders and people but G‑d did not accept them either! Finally, they declared, \"Our children will be our guarantors!\" G‑d immediately accepted and agreed to give them the Torah.
The Jewish Children were — and still are — the guarantors and transmitters of the Torah. Our commitment to their education has always been the best assurance to the continuity of Torah and Mitzvoth . When G‑d gave the Torah on Mt. Sinai, every Jewish child was present. Let us ensure that our children will be there this year too!
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