Sukkot has many names: Chag haSukkot (the Festival of Booths), Z’man Simchateinu (Time of our Rejoicing), and Chag HaAsif (Festival of Ingathering). By commanding us to live in temporary dwellings, Sukkot allows us to connect with how the Israelites must have felt as they wandered in the desert. We learn about the four species: etrog (citron), lulav (palm frond), three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs). We chant from the Torah, sing hoshanot (prayers for salvation, sung while waving the four species) and chant a complete Hallel (songs of praise). If you have never been to a Sukkot service, you are in for a treat!
We have set up a small sukkah on the lawn near the splash pad for us all to share. You are welcome to come with your family to celebrate the festival. You do not need to sign up, but we ask that if another family is in the sukkah that you give them time to finish before entering. Our Men’s Club builds a giant sukkah in our courtyard and we have meals, events and religious school classes there. Chag Sukkot Sameach!
In addition to Yom Tov services at the beginning of the holiday and on Shabbat Chol ha-Omed (the intermediary Shabbat), we hold services on Zoom each day. Please refer to your membership emails for Zoom links and registration links for in-person services.
Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
Erev Sukkot Services: Online on Zoom
Monday, October 10, 2022 – 9:30 a.m.
Sukkot Day 1 Service: In Person and Online on Zoom
Thursday, October 13, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Women’s League Wine in the Sukkah
Friday, October 14, 2022 – 5:30 p.m.
Sukkot Across America: Pizza in the Sukkah