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Festival set at Beit Shalom

The Festival of Shavuot, also known as the Festival of Weeks, Festival of First Fruits and The Festival of the Giving of the Law, will begin at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at Beit Shalom in Kihei.

Following the Shabbat Minchah service at 6:40, the evening Ma’ariv service that also heralds the start of the holiday will begin at 7:45. A catered Mitzvah meal and a study session, Tikun Leil Shavuot, will follow the service covering an assortment of topics in the Tanach-Bible.

There will be a 10 a.m. Shavuot service on Sunday. This will be a traditional festival morning service, which will include the reading of the Adkamut and the Ten Commandments, if there is a minyan (quorum of 10).

At 10 a.m. Monday, there will be a Shavuot Festival Second Day Service; this will include the chanting of the Book of Ruth as well as a Yizkor memorial service.

Donations to help cover catering expenses will be accepted. RSVP the office at 874-5397 or email admin@ mauijews.org.

To volunteer for cleanup or to teach/lead a class, call the phone number above. The synagogue is located at 634 Alulike St.


Music to highlight church service

Unity Church of Maui will present “Rhythm and JOY!” featuring the musical stylings of Adisa Omar Camara and the Unity Band with Curt Lee and Ken Stover at 10 a.m. Sunday. There also will be inspirational commentary by the Rev. Blaine Tinsley and the Rev. Gary Canier.

Unity Church of Maui is located at 483 S. High St. in Wailuku. For more information, visit www.unityonmaui .org, or call 242-9327.

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