In the weeks between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot, a plague once raged among the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. Many wonder if the plague could have been a divine punishment for the students’ relentlessly disrespecting one another's ideas and backgrounds.  On Lag BaOmer, the plague suddenly ceased, and to this day we commemorate the theme of mutual respect and diversity.  

On this holiday we also recognize the passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the first to teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as Kabbalah. It is customary to kindle fires to represent the light he brought into the world. We're doing that too, just inside our barbecue.

Lag BaOmer BBQ

Join us for a barbecue with all the trimmings! Hot dogs, hamburgers, kabobs, great salads and more!

 All kosher and all free!

 Monday, May 11 at 5pm




Rohr Chabad House

21 Chetwynd Rd., Somerville, MA

Turn onto Chetwynd Rd. across from Fletcher Field. We're the 4th house down on the right side.


Shabbat-To-Go dinner packages available every Friday

Free and welcome to anyone!

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Rohr Chabad House Serving Tufts University

21 Chetwynd Road • Somerville, MA 02144

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