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Dedication Opportunities

Dedications in honor of someone important in your life is an excellent means of supporting NJOP’s vital work.  Below are some suggested donation opportunities that NJOP is looking to fulfill.

Jewish Treats: Dedicate a dose of “Juicy Bits of Judaism, Daily”

Jewish Treats is the Social Media Arm of NJOP.  Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to share interesting and enjoyable observations about Judaism, which we like to call “Juicy Bits of Judaism”.

Share the beauty of Jewish life by sponsoring Jewish Treats on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

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Multimedia Crash Course In Jewish History (CCJH)

Bring Jewish history to life in a whole new way. Help NJOP create a digital version of the CCJH.

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Jewish Treats Holiday eGuides

Enable NJOP to continue enhancing the celebration of the Jewish festivals by extending our line of Jewish Treats holiday eGuides.

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Reishith Binah

Dedicate a printing (1,500 copies) of Reishith Binah, NJOP’s free, widely-acclaimed Hebrew Reading primer used in conjunction with the Hebrew Reading Crash Course.

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Special Edition Mini-Reishith Binah Booklets

Facilitate the printing of 10,000 copies of a special edition of the mini-Reishith Binah that will include either a selection of High Holiday prayers or the Mourners Kaddish.

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Rabbi Buchwald’s Weekly Video on YouTube

Sponsor NJOP’s Director Rabbi Buchwald as he shares fascinating insights connecting Jewish life with contemporary and timely topics.

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Hebrew Reading App

Sponsor the development of NJOP’s Hebrew Reading App, and enable students to learn Hebrew at their own pace.

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Social Media Posters and Videos

Enable NJOP to create more inspiring virtual posters and videos to be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. These Jewish-themed graphics and videos generate thousands of shares, while instilling Jewish pride and spreading both inspiration and the Jewish Treats brand.

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To discuss these or any other sponsorship opportunities, contact Larry Greenman at 646-871-0113 or [email protected].


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Shavuot Prep 101 Web Series

Shavuot Prep 101

Web Series

Welcome to NJOP’s Shavuot Prep web series featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP, has created four short webisodes discussing important topics for the Shavuot holiday. You can find them listed below.

Shavuot

The Festival of Weeks, Holiday of the First Fruit, Time of the Giving of the Torah – the many names of Shavuot describe it well.

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Shavuot Essentials

Browse our collection of Jewish Treats on Shavuot, find recipes and learn about the holiday of many names.

Resources

Read or download our guide to the Ten Commandments, watch videos and discover Shavuot resources.

Articles

Browse our collection of Shavuot Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Shavout.

 


Shavuot

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Shavuot

The Festival of Weeks, Holiday of the First Fruit, Time of the Giving of the Torah – the many names of Shavuot describe it well

Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks

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Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, corresponds to the 6th and 7th of Sivan. The many names of the holiday best describe exactly what is celebrated:

Shavuot, Festival of Weeks – Shavuot is the only holiday not listed in the Torah by the day and month on which it is to be observed. Rather, the Torah instructed that this festival take place the 49th day after the second day of Passover, the day on which the Omer Sacrifice was offered. The name, therefore, reflects the fact that this holiday occurs seven complete weeks (Shavuot) after Passover. In mystical terms, the number 7 represents the natural order of things, and so a complete, natural cycle has occurred.

Chag Ha’Bikurim, Holiday of the First Fruit – The natural cycle that has been completed is agricultural. On Chag Ha’Bikurim, the offering of the First Fruit of the harvest was brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem as a gesture of thanksgiving for the successful yield.

Z’man Matan Torateinu, Time of the Giving of the Torah – But Shavuot takes place one day after the seven weeks, which is one step beyond the natural cycle and is, therefore, also representative of a supernatural event as well. On Passover, we celebrate the miraculous Exodus of the People of Israel from Egypt. The Israelites at the time, however, were, at best, a family, a loose assortment of cousins bonded together by their mutual misery. At the end of seven weeks, however, at the base of Mount Sinai, the former slaves rose above their human limitations and, by accepting the Torah, took upon themselves a total commitment to G-d, thus creating the Nation of Israel. Shavuot is therefore also known as Z’man Matan Torateinu, the celebration of the giving of the Torah.

Jewish Treats Guide on the
Ten Commandments

Our free eGuide Jewish Treats on The Ten Commandments is a beautiful fifteen page overview of the Ten Commandments that were given to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai on Shavuot.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Jewish Treats on the Ten Commandments or use the interface on this page to view or download.

Shavuot Videos

Shavuot Prep 101

Web Series

Welcome to NJOP’s Shavuot Prep 101 web series featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Founder and Director of NJOP.  Watch four short webisodes discussing important topics for the Shavout holiday.

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Rabbi Buchwald's Weekly Torah Message

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald's

Weekly Torah Message

Each week, NJOP’s founder, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, shares with you his fascinating insights on the upcoming parasha, the weekly Torah portion.