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Sukkot & Simchat Torah

SUKKOT

Join us for a week of fun-filled Sukkot celebrations!

A sukkah is a temporary outdoor dwelling symbolizing the booths or tents the Israelites lived in during their forty years wandering in the desert, and also the temporary huts farmers lived in during the harvest. If you don't have a sukkah of your own, come have Kiddush lunch after Sukkot services in Congregation Sinai's sukkah.

For more information, check out JVillage's Sukkot and Simchat Torah resource page.

Waving Your Lulav & Etrog

Waving the Arba Minim (Four Species) is one of the central mitzvot of the festival of Sukkot. Each set comes assembled and consists of an Israeli Etrog, Lulav with its palm holder, Hadassim (myrtle branches), Aravot (willow branches), and a guide to all the blessings and laws of the four species.

Didn't order a set in time? That's OK - come to Sukkot services at Sinai and someone there will be happy to share.

Services and Kiddush

Sukkot I Morning Services
Thursday, October 5
9:00 am

The Sukkot Morning Service includes a Torah reading specifically for Sukkot.  Bring your own lulavim and etrogim to shake, shake, shake! Following services, we will fulfill the mitzvah of sitting in the Sukkah for a Kiddush.

Sukkot II Morning Services
Friday, October 6
9:00 am

Shacharit (morning service) followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah. Bring your own dairy lunch for a family friendly meal in the Sukkah. Kiddush wine, challah and dessert provided. No RSVP necessary.

Kabbalat Shabbat Sukkot Services and Dinner in the Sukkah (3.0!)
Friday, October 6
6:00 pm

Please join us to welcome Shabbat together as a community. Make your reservations early. Space is limited to 60 guests in our newly rebuilt Sukkah.

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Hoshana Raba
Wednesday, October 11
9:00 am
Hosted by Congregation Beth David
 

Everyone is invited to come to Hoshana Rabbah Services, followed by breakfast. Service includes Hoshanot (seven circles around the sanctuary with willow branches).

Shemini Atzeret (8th Day) Services
Thursday, October 12
9:00 am

After the seven-day holiday of Sukkot, we celebrate an independent one-day holiday, called “Shemini Atzeret.” This Jewish holiday is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. The Yizkor memorial prayer will be recited.

SIMCHAT TORAH

Simchat Torah Pasta Dinner
Thursday, October 12
5:30 pm
Free!

We will begin the evening one hour before the Simchat Torah celebration with a free pasta dinner at 5:30 pm. On the menu: pasta (gluten free option available), salad and root beer floats. Open to all. 

Leyl Simchat Torah
Thursday, October 12
6:30 pm

Spend an evening immersed in joyful celebration as we sing and dance seven Hakafot (circuits) with the Torah.  This is for all ages! Light refreshments following services. Free.

Simchat Torah Shacharit
Friday, October 13
9:00 am

The party continues! Join us as we both end and begin our annual cycle of Torah readings. Merriment, more dancing with the Torah scrolls, and aliyot for everyone.  Services will be followed by a deli lunch. Free.