Shavuot commemorates the giving of Torah and the commandments at Mt Sinai. We celebrate with Torah, with study, and with eating delicious dairy (or dairy-like) products.  Shavuot is celebrated seven weeks after Pesach/Passover (counted by the Omer), representing the transition from an enslaved people to a free people and the responsibilities that come with freedom.

Maariv 6.15pm

Dinner 7pm

Musical Interlude 7.30pm

CheeseCake Feast 8.15pm

Torah Study 8.30pm

We are proud to announce 3 talented musicians who will be performing at our Shavuot.
Vocalist Freydi Mrocki: Homegrown star in Yiddish Theatre and Music. She has brought her immense talent to inumerable productions on stage and silver screen in Australia and North America. Most recently Kadimah’s Yiddish Divas: Into the Red Tent. She has recorded 3 studio albums as the lead vocalist of Klezmania, With such bops as Oystralia. She is a long time Yiddish teacher and has worked as a cultural and Yiddish language advisor, most recently Opera Australia.
Pianist Adrian Banner: Fantastic composer, arranger and bandleader, he was the youngest choral accompanist at Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel with Rabbi Robuck. Accomplished pianist, co-founded the Klez Dispensers. Blending numerous musical styles including klezmer, Yiddish theatre/song, classical, jazz, ska, ragtime, and liturgical music.
Violinist Amy Zakar Banner: Second generation musician and educator, performing her first Catskills-Yiddish revue at age 8. Amy has performed with The Klez Dispensers and served on the faculty numerous Yiddish festivals that are the annual focus and highlight of the Yiddish Culture, Community and the Arts. Her incredible talent was most recently on view at the Kadimah’s Yiddish Divas: Into the Red Tent, where the stage was illuminated with the cast’s mastery of the art.


Blessed are you,
Adonai our God.
Sovereign of the world,
who sanctified us with mitzvot
and commanded us to count the Omer.

Baruch atah Adonai,

Eloheinu Melech ha’Olam

asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav

v’tizivanu al sefirat ha’omer.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה
יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ
מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֺתָיו

After the blessing, one recites the appropriate day of the count. For example:

Hayom yom echad la’omer

Today is the first day of the omer.

After the first six days, one also includes the number of weeks that one has counted. For example:

Hayom sh’losha asar yom, she’hem shavuah echad v’shisha yamim la’omer