For many generations, chassidim have traveled to spend a (hopefully) beautiful and relaxing yom tov in the company of their Rebbe. For Roselyn and me, Shavuos has become “our time,” when we spend two delightful weeks with the Rebbe during New York’s balmy spring weather.

For the benefit of my readership, I will delineate in one convenient place the schedule of the varying and numerous Shavuos programs at 770 this year.

To participate in all activities one needed to be prepared for the following rigorous program:

Sunday: Stay up an entire night learning Torah and reciting “Tikun Leil Shavuos.”

Monday: In the late afternoon, a “ten-mile march” begins, get back around 1 o’clock in the morning and only then will you begin the yom tov meal. Consider yourself extremely lucky if you get to retire by 2:30.

Tuesday: Shortly before sunset, the Shavuos farbrengen begins. This year it ended at 2:30 in the morning! Following which the Rebbe personally distributed “kos shel brocha,” until the last person received his rations after 4:15 in the morning.

Wednesday night: The Rebbe held yechidus throughout the night. The last person left the Rebbe’s room at five o’clock on Thursday morning.

Besides all that, there are the regular tefilos (prayers), Torah readings and yom tov meals.

From the above you can see that Shavuos at 770 is a very relaxing and restful time!