Jewish holidays are a time for prayer…and for gathering, celebration, reflection, remembrance, and connecting.

As each holiday approaches, this page will be updated with information about Beth El’s programs, educational and social opportunities, and service times. Questions? Call our office at 914-235-2700.

To learn more about the annual holiday cycle, including distinctions between major and minor holidays, the dates of each holiday, and brief background explanations, visit this website.


Thursday, May 25th

Pre-Shavuot BBQ at 6 pm:

Before the Israelites received the Torah at Sinai they first gathered together at the foot of the mountain. And what did they eat while they waited you may ask? One can only assume hot dogs and hamburgers! Keeping with this ancient tradition, please join us for an end-of-the-Omer communal BBQ. We will eat delicious food, spend quality time with friends and family, and fill our spirits as we prepare to receive the Torah. 

$18 per adult (ages 13+), $10 per child (ages 3-12), 2 and under are free

$50 family cap

Register Here 

Sponsored by the Men’s Club.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Bourbon, Butter, Bread, and Bible (In Person & Livestream) at 9 pm

Our night of learning this year comes in three phases:

Phase 1: “Rav Google Says…”: Explore the moral limits of artificial intelligence in Jewish life and law with Rabbi Sitkin. He will also guide us through a tasting of his three favorite bourbons.

Phase 2: “The Great Debate”: Stepping into the shoes of our rabbinic ancestors, we will use traditional Jewish texts to respond to the modern dilemma of call-out culture. This session will bring in some of Beth El’s teens to help us hone arguments to defend our perspectives in front of a panel of judges. 

Phase 3: “Revelation and Love: Moses as Defense Attorney after the Golden Calf”: This session is based on a shiur taught by Dr. Elana Stein Hain. In it we will explore the notion of revelation that allows for ongoing relationship through difficult times and betrayal. We will study the midrashim that express this aspect of revelation through conversations between God and Moses after the Golden Calf. Bring your butter and enjoy Rabbi Schuck’s famous freshly baked sourdough breads.

Join via livestream here.

Friday, May 26th

Festival Services

9:00 am: Shacharit

10:30 am: Combined Tot Shabbat and Mini Minyan

12:00 pm: Stand-up Kiddush in the lobby

6:30 pm: Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv

Saturday, May 27th

Shabbat/Festival Services/Yizkor

9:00 am: Shacharit

10:30 am: Mini Minyan

10:30 am: Tot Shabbat

12:00 pm: Kiddush and Tikkun Leil Ice Cream Party

8:00 pm: Mincha/Maariv

8:59 pm: Shabbat/Shavuot ends