Shavuot 5784 will begin at sundown on June 11, 2024; Congregation Beth Israel will announce our planned celebrations on this page and on our events page as they are finalized. In the interim, our 5783 Shavuot Kabbalat Shabbat Service is archived below. 

Shavuot 5783

You Don’t Look Jewish…

Stories from New-Jews, Jews-by-Choice, and Converts


During the holiday of Shavuot, we traditionally read the Book of Ruth, which has become a role model for those converting to Judaism.

For our 5783 Shavuot observance, Rabbi Joseph and Kim Schneiderman led a Shavuot Kabbalat Shabbat Service, where CBI members Kathleen Voboril Kahl, Lesley Albert, and Amanda Dunn-Bernstein, who chose to join the Jewish People as adults.