Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates learning, specifically the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were revealed to the Jewish people.  

Manhattan’s Jewish Community Center celebrated with a free all-night event on May 25. One of the speakers was none other than the legendary actress Tovah Feldshuh.

The event at the Manhattan JCC included art, music, a whiskey tasting, a silent disco, as well as studying.

Shavuot is also a celebration of the spring harvest and Feldshuh says “the tradition is to wear white which denotes garments you wear in the presence of God.”

She also says that Jews believe that “study and intelligence and education is a survival tool” which are explored during the holiday.

Feldshuh is celebrating 50 years on Broadway in a career that includes shows like “Yentl,” “Golda’s Balcony” and now “Funny Girl.”

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