A joint program between Jewish Family Services and Heritage Center at The J.
While Passover is a festival widely studied, Shavuot remains a mystery. For most, it is a holiday to enjoying dairy treats, like cheesecake. While little is mentioned about it in the Torah, the rabbis understood Shavuot as the anniversary of one of the most important events in Jewish history—the giving of the Torah.
Thursday, May 13, the community is invited to join Rabbi Aron Rubin, head of the Kansas City Kollel, to explore the significance of this festival and relevant themes at the core of what it means to be a Jew. The 1 p.m. virtual program is part of the ongoing Learn Laugh & Love series sponsored by Jewish Family Services and The Heritage Center at The J.
Rabbi Rubin teaches at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. He and his family moved to Kansas City from Washington Heights, New York, where he studied for Rabbinic Ordination at Yeshiva University. Rabbi Rubin studied for two years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and is originally from Melbourne, Australia, where he completed a double bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Chemical Engineering.