Sukkot is our annual 7-day Harvest Festival. It is a festive holiday, known as “the Season of our Joy.” We build a Sukkah (booth), which we decorate with symbols of the holiday and of the harvest. We shake the lulav and etrog as we gather to give thanks. We will get ready for Sukkot with a special Family Sukkot Kickoff program as part of our Chavurah@Sinai on Sunday morning, October 13. All are welcome to join in the festivities.
We will begin our observance of the holiday on Sunday evening, October 13 with a Picnic Dinner in the Sukkah outside (weather-permitting) at 5:30 pm. Please bring your own meal – the Temple will provide beverages. Our special Sukkot Service will follow dinner, beginning at 6:15 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come and check out our Temple Sukkah (thank you to Brotherhood for setting it up) and to enjoy a meal in the Sukkah throughout the holiday. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Sukkot Events.
Simchat Torah is one of our most fun holidays of the year. It means our “joy in Torah.” We celebrate by dancing and singing with our Torah Scrolls, as we complete one annual reading of Torah and immediately begin again. We will begin our Simchat Torah celebration on Sunday morning, October 20 during Chavurah@Sinai. All are welcome to join in. Our observance will continue with a special Simchat Torah Service on Sunday evening, October 20 at 7:00 pm. We will celebrate with our Sifrei Torah (Torah Scrolls) and read the final verses of the Book of Deuteronomy and the opening verses of the Book of Genesis. You won’t want to miss it!