Shavuot celebrates the anniversary of the day the Jewish people received the Torah on Mount Sinai. Many people stay up all night learning Torah until early morning, while cheesecakes and other dairy foods make their way to the table.

Never too much cheesecake (and Torah study)

Hillel of Silicon Valley takes a unique direction in their Shavuot programming for students. At their “Death by Cheesecake” Shavuot party, homemade cheesecake was served and students learned how to make blintzes. Students also had the opportunity to learn Torah in a fun way: through a Torah scavenger hunt where students had to look in the text for different messages based on the clues given.