Archive for June 5th, 2011

Holiday Reminder: Father’s Day 2011

Sunday, June 5th, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Father’s Day will be celebrated in two weeks, Sunday June 19, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot (06/05)

Sunday, June 5th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot

June 05 : 2 days to Shavuot begins

Did you know that many Jewish communities read the Book of Ruth during Shavuot services?

Ruth was the first convert to Judaism and reading her story is said to be a parable for whole-hearted way in which the Jewish people accepted the Torah.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 06/07).

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.

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(June 05) Today we’re observing . . .  UN World Environment Day

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

UN World Environment Day
The anniversary of the founding of the UN Environment Program, this United Nations holiday puts the spotlight on the growing need to protect and preserve the environment.

photo credit: Rich Tatum, via flickr

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