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  5/8/2013, Iyar 28, 5773

Thousands Expected at Shavuot on Mount Zion


The Olam Haba organization in conjunction with the Jewish Unity Project is holding a special Shavuot lecture series on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. This is the second year the group will be organizing activities for English speakers. The Shavuot festival on Mount Zion has been taking place for over ten years and has attracted mainly Hebrew speakers. Olam Haba is a group dedicated to bringing a positive Jewish experience to the English speaking community in Israel and has organized Purim events in the past. On the holiday of Shavuot it is traditional to stay up all night and study Torah. The schedule of guest speakers are: Steve Moshe Hazzan, Rabbi Itzchak Even Shays, director of English programming at Beit HaRav Kook, Izzy Greenberg formerly of Ascent Tzfat, Shoshana Harrari author of The 7 Healing Fruits of Israel, Shaina Batsheva, Dovid Feldman, Yoseph Ibn Mordachya and Pesach Stadlin.

The event will be held in the open field behind King David's Tomb on Mount Zion near the Old City of Jerusalem. Participants are welcome to camp out in tents and sleeping bags.