Shavuot FAQ

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Where is the event?
Moore College of Art & Design at 20th and the Parkway (officially 1916 Race Street).

What should I bring?
Yourself, an open mind, and an empty stomach! Also, it would be helpful to bring a water bottle, and, if you think you might want to take a nap during the night, we’ll have a quiet room available, so feel free to bring a pillow. If you RSVPed after 7:00 pm on Friday, please bring a copy of your ticket. Otherwise, there is no need to bring your ticket with you.

I didn’t RSVP. Can I still attend?
Yes! We’re happy to have you, and after the holiday, please come back to this website to register.

Why does my ticket say that I’ve registered for extra people?
When you register online, if you indicate there is 1 person in your party and you make a donation, your ticket will say you’ve registered for 2. If you indicate there are 2 people in your party and make a donation, your ticket will say you’ve registered for 3, and so on. We’re keeping an accurate count, so no need to worry! This is just a function of letting people choose how much they want to contribute.

When should I get there?
We will be kicking off the event with a variety of fun and interactive sessions from 8:00-9:00, while it is still Shabbat. Shavuot candle lighting will be available starting at 9:19, followed by evening services, and dinner will begin at 9:45 pm. You will be able to jump into the festivities if you arrive late, but we really encourage you to be there on time!

What should I do when I arrive?
Go straight into the entrance of Moore College of Art & Design on Race Street, check in at the registration table, pick up a program booklet, and figure out where you want to start your learning journey. Or, if you arrive during dinner, come find a seat and start eating!

What’s going to happen?
There will be a variety of learning sessions accessible to a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and learning styles. There will also be religious services representing the diversity of the attendees. If you don’t want to participate in the structured activities, you can hang out, play games, and schmooze at any point during the night.

Will there be food?
So much food! Shavuot dinner is being catered by Six Points Kosher Events (under the supervision of Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia). There will also be plenty of cheesecake and other goodies for dessert, snacks and caffeine throughout the night, and breakfast following morning services.

Can my friends come if they haven’t registered?
Yes! Everyone is welcome. However, it would help us immensely to have your registration in advance so we know how many people to expect, and your financial contributions are crucial to help us pay for the event.

This event is great! Can I help?
Yes! We need a large and dedicated crew of volunteers throughout the night. Click here to sign up to help with set up, clean up, and more.

Let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to celebrating together!