Shavuot Activities for Kids

A revelation they'll beg for year after year.

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Happy Birthday, King David!

Host a birthday party in honor of King David, a direct descendant of Ruth. According to the legend in Masekhet Hagiga 12a, King David was born and died on Shavuot. Read your favorite sections of the King David story, sing psalms ascribed to him in the book of Psalms, or watch a movie that tells his story.

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Sarah Chandler

Sarah Chandler is the Director of Jewish Family Learning & Life at West End Synagogue, A Reconstructionist Congregation in Manhattan. She has her M.A. in Jewish Education and Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary. She is also a senior editor of and Director of Programming for Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture.