a Genève / in Geneva
Shavuot: May 30th - June 1st, 2017
Message from the Rabbi

Chers amis,

Il y a 3'330 ans, le peuple juif était uni devant le Mont Sinai pour recevoir la Torah de D.ieu. Chaque année, durant la fête de Chavouot, cet événement historique est vécu par nous tous à nouveau lorsque les Dix Commandements sont lus dans la Torah. 

Au Beth Habad Genève, toute votre famille est invitée à célébrer la fête. Rejoignez-nous pour la lecture annuelle des Aseret Hadibrot - Dix Commandements - le mercredi 31 mai 2017, à 11h00, suivie d'un Kiddouch - Buffet lacté.  

Vous trouverez plus d'informations sur la fête ci-dessous.

Hag Sameah,

Mendel Pevzner


Dear friends,

3,330 years ago, the children of Israel stood as one nation at the foot of the Mount Sinai and received the Torah from G‑d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic event is re-lived as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.

At Beth Habad Geneva, your entire family is welcome to celebrate with us. Please join us at the annual Aseret Hadibrot - Ten commandments reading on Wednesday May 31st  at 11:00 am followed by a dairy Kiddush Buffet.

You can find more information about the holiday and our programming below.

Wishing you a happy Shavuot,

Mendel Pevzner



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Venez avec votre famille et amis pour la lecture des Dix Commandements suivie d'un grand Kiddouch - Buffet de laitages!

Quand: Mercredi 6 Sivan. 31 mai à 11h00 (les prières commencent à 09h45)

Ou: au Beth Habad Genève

Tous sont bienvenus!

Join us for our annual reading of the 10 Commandments and a Kiddush - dairy buffet!

When: Wednesday, 6th of Sivan, May 31st at 11:00 am (prayers start at 9:45 am)

Where: Beth Habad Geneve

A family event - all are welcome! Hope to see you there.

Service Schedule
Mardi 5 Sivan / 30 mai - Tuesday, 5 Sivan, May 30th
veille de Shavouot / Shavuot eve
Matin / Morning Service: 07h00
Allumage des bougies / Candle lighting time: 20h58
Minha / Mincha Service: 21h00
Arvit / Evening Services: 21h57
Veillée / Learning all night: 00h00 - 03h38
Mercredi 6 Sivan, 31 mai / Wednesday 6 Sivan, May 31st
Shavouot 1er jour / 1st day of Shavuot
Matin / Morning Services: 09h45
Aseret Hadibrot / 10 Commandments reading: 11h00
    suivi d'un Kiddouch de laitages / followed by dairy Kiddush
Minha: 21h00
Allumage des bougies dès / Candle lighting time after :22h08
   (allumer d'une flamme pré-existante / light from pre-lit flame)
Jeudi 7 Sivan, 1er juin / Thursday 7 Sivan, June 1st
Shavouot 2ème jour / 2nd day of Shavuot
Matin / Morning Services: 09h45
Yizkor Memorial Service: 11h30
   Offices suivis d'un Kiddouch lacté / Services followed by a dairy Kiddush buffet
Minha-Hitvaadout-Arvit / Evening Services: 20h00
Fin de la fête / Yom Tov Ends: 22h18

Join us for services at 12, Avenue Théodore Weber, Genève 1208 Switzerland

Veillée / All Night Learning

Veillée mardi soir dès minuit! Venez nombreux!


Please join us for all-night learning Tuesday night at midnight as we delve into many interesting topics.

We hope to see you there!

10 Commandments

Wednesday, May 31st, 11:00 am 

Come with your entire family to hear the 10 Commandments read from the Torah, as it was read on Mount Sinai!

Our Sages explain that before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish People, He demanded guarantors. The people suggested our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but these were not sufficient. They cited many other great leaders and people but G‑d did not accept them either! Finally, they declared, "Our children will be our guarantors!" G‑d immediately accepted and agreed to give them the Torah.

The Jewish Children were — and still are — the guarantors and transmitters of the Torah. Our commitment to their education has always been the best assurance to the continuity of Torah and Mitzvoth . When G‑d gave the Torah on Mt. Sinai, every Jewish child was present. Let us ensure that our children will be there this year too!

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