Over 400 students and young professionals across the country celebrated the festival of Shavuot in style at a variety of stimulating learning events presented by Aish UK. In London, Manchester, and Essex and at university campuses around the UK, students were hosted for festive meals, participated in all-night learning sessions and explored the deeper meaning and relevance behind the festival.
Of course Shavuot would not be complete without copious amounts of cheesecake – which also featured prominently. In Radlett 12 young professionals participated in a cheesecake baking and learning evening led by Rebbetzen Shalvie Friedman as part of Aish UK’s Souled programme for young Jewish women.
In Essex, Rabbi Mendy Brukirer invited parents, students and young professionals from the community to enjoy the festivities together, welcoming over 80 guests for meals across the Yom Tov period.
Rabbi Brukirer commented, “To me one of the overlooked elements of Shavuot is the sense of unity of all those at the foot of Mount Sinai. All received the Torah regardless of their age or background which is why it was so beautiful to have so many people learning together as one community."