A Mid-Spring Celebration of Spiritual and Physical Light!
Join Rimon in celebration of Lag Ba'Omer
with drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling.
Bring food to roast, instruments, friends and family as well as
something you want to release into the fire.
Please be sure that all food to BBQ is kosher or vegetarian.
Lag Ba'Omer is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot. It marks the yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of one of the greatest teachers of early Jewish mysticism - Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. It is taught that he revealed the secrets of Jewish mysticism to his students as he lay dying. Legend describes a fire that emerged, surrounding his deathbed as he delivered these holy teachings. Bar Yochai asked that his yahrzeit be celebrated as a holiday and not a day of mourning. The custom of lighting bonfires was taken up to symbolize the spiritual light that was revealed to the world on this day.
Sponsor: Rimon Resource Center for Jeiwsh Spirituality