Over 300 people (and many dogs!) from Reform communities across the UK completed the RSYUK family mountain climb challenge for Shavuot this weekend.
Hikes in 4 locations North to South of the UK including Devils Dyke (Brighton), Box Hill (Surrey), Haddington Hill (North London), and Pen Y Ghent (Peak District) meant that communities met in regional locations and shared in the adventure together.
All groups completed Shavuot based challenges which were submitted online throughout their hikes. Winning groups for each challenge were announced throughout the day over social media.
Challenge 1: Take a picture of everyone eating their favourite dairy snack!
Our winners – the NORTHERN GROUP eating cheeses and chocolate galore with a great backdrop!
Challenge 2: Your mountain just got hit with lightning and thunder! TAKE COVER! Get as many people as possible into the smallest place you can find!
Our winners – Wimbledon group climbing into 1 big tree and fitting so many people into it at once!!! WELL DONE!
Challenge 3: Find 10 great gifts throughout your journey, snap a shot!
Our winners – Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue group collecting sticky sticky grass and gifting it to people on their backs! Great gift!
Challenge 4: Colour match as many swatches as possible.
Our winners – NORTH LONDON GROUP finding colour matches with clothes, signs, nature and the sky!
Challenge 5: Show your best power poses at the highest point you can find, create a powerful chant for extra points.
Our winners: THE NORTHERN group got to the top of Pen Y Ghent, one of the 3 peaks, very impressive. Their power pose from the top looked very powerful (and high up!!)
A fantastic event that brought members from many of our communities together, connecting with nature and the meaning of the festival of Shavuot.