Shavuot "Mountain" Hike

  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd Kenwood, CA, 95452 United States

A major theme of the holiday of Shavuot is the celebration of the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai.  To that end, join us for a family-friendly hike up Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  (We'll get as far as we can!)

We will meet in the parking lot just beyond the entrance kiosk at 10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to Rabbi.Josh18@gmail.com by Thursday, May 21.

To bring:

  • hats/sunscreen/layers
  • water
  • food: snacks, lunch, treats to motivate your child/ren
  • **A homemade loaf of bread!  (Read more below).

**Note: Sugarloaf Ridge is a CA State Park.  Regional Park passes do not work.  The entrance fee is $8/car.

Bring a loaf of bread to share for the Shavuot hike?  What about blintzes?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow raises up that in ancient Israel, Shavuot was the fulfillment of the spring wheat harvest, and that it was on this day (and only this day) that two loaves of leavened bread would be brought to the Temple as an offering celebrating the land's abundance and the fullness of Divine blessing. At all other times, matzah was actually offered, not leavened bread. So please bring a home-baked loaf leavened bread (wheat, spelt, rye, or even gluten-free) to celebrate the land's abundance together.