On the first day of Shavuos, at the campus of the SKA High School for Girls in Hewlett Bay Park, 250 smiling faces filled the room for the Hewlett community’s grand Shavuos celebration arranged by Chabad of Hewlett. To honor the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai 3,326 years ago, men, women, and children came to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments in unity. Afterwards, the crowd was treated to eight flavors of scrumptious ice cream with twelve types of toppings and a wide array of blintzes, cheesecakes, and a dairy buffet.

“You should have seen the smiles on those faces,” said Rabbi Tenenboim, Chabad of Hewlett director. “This party really revealed the beauty and joy of Shavuos in a fun and enjoyable way. The community was able to get together from all different backgrounds, enjoy each other’s company, and relive the giving of the Torah as one.” Rabbi Tenenboim began the party with a message about the importance of Jewish unity, and its connection to Shavuos. After the Ten Commandments were read, the crowd enjoyed the delicious food, while the kids had a special children’s program with stories and games in honor of the holiday.

“Although this was my first time ever hearing about this holiday,” said Adam Cohen, “I really felt welcome and at home thanks to Rabbi and Rivkie Tenenboim.” A special thanks to SKA High School, to the volunteers, and to Mr. Joel Baruch from Gotta-Getta-Bagel. Chabad of Hewlett is an affiliate of Chabad of the Five Towns. For more information and for dedication opportunities, contact chabad@jewishhewlett.com, visit www.jewishhewlett.com, or call 516-537-8770. v


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