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Shavuot Tablescape from Table Set GO!- Great Floral Centerpiece Ideas!

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Shavuot Tablescape from Table Set GO!- Great Floral Centerpiece Ideas!

No Comments 15 April 2015


In the summer of 2011, the Table Set GO event in Deal, New Jersey (sponsored by the Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center) showcased the communities’ women’s striking table decor talents. Each table represented a unique Jewish holiday ‘s theme. The botanical holiday of Shavuot was displayed by Barbara Chehebar, Ruthie Bibi, and Adele Pardo. This table decor’s shades of blues and purples heralded the arrival of Shavuot’s custom of decorating one’s home, the synagogue and even the Torah scroll itself with greens and flowers in honor of the holiday. This custom of flowers and greens was based upon a statement in Midrash that the foot of Mount Sinai (where the Jews stood in awe, awaiting the granting of the Torah) was carpeted with greens and sweet smelling flowers.

To accent the Shavuot table’s floral decor and centerpiece, the girls used Kim Seybert napkin rings, geometric Pucci scarves, sky blue bordered china dinnerware, and sparkling crystal stemware. Delicate blue dotted quilted linens were the backdrop to this elaborate variety of sweet smelling Shavuot florals. Mini Torahs and two mountains of roses, represented the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinaii. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work, table setting ideas inspiration! I’m so glad that we have the photos to remember this stunning event! 


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How to Make Shavuot Special for Kids

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How to Make Shavuot Special for Kids

No Comments 01 January 2011

By Carol Ungar

1. The counting of the Omer is exciting for kids especially if they’ve counted the whole way through at home or at school. Emphasize this.

2. It’s customary to decorate the home and synagogue with greenery because  on the day that  the Torah was given Mt. Sinai was full of flowers . Send your kids out into the garden to clip flowers and shrubs. Better yet, go out there with them.

3.Kids usually love the Shavuot dairy menu. In addition to blintzes think lasagna, quiche and yogurt soups.

4. Tell the story of Mount Sinai with great  drama. Hachai Press has a wonderful kids book about called  “When the World Was Quiet”  which describes that very special day

5. Talk about what it means to recieve the Torah.

6. Go to the synagogue to hear the Ten Commandments.

Click below for a great assortment of books for kids bedtime. A great holiday present!

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