Sukkot & Simchat Torah
Throughout the High Holy Days, our services will be woven with music and liturgy to create a welcoming and meaningful worship experience.
Sukkahpaloozah – A Sukkot Event for the all ages
Sunday, September 19 | 12:00 pm | B’nai Jehudah
Join B’nai Jehudah as we celebrate Sukkot with our Sukkahpaloozah! There is something for everyone – enjoy food, inflatables, music and more at this all ages event. Bring your creativity and help us decorate the sukkah, test your bartending skills at our mixology booth where you can make cocktails or mocktails using mixers that represent the Etrog, the Seven Species of the Land of Israel, and the values and themes of Sukkot. Support the community by building a playhouse for a family in need through Habitat for Humanity or donate coats and jackets through our SukCOAT drive.
Sukkahpaloozah 2021. Photo courtesy of Joseph Gershon, josephgershon.com
Erev Sukkot Daily Minyan
Monday, September 20 | 5:45 pm | virtual
Virtually join us on Facebook for our daily minyan service that will also celebrate the beginning of Sukkot. This service will be live streamed from the B’nai Jehudah Sukkah.
Sukkot Morning Festival Service
Tuesday, September 21 | 10:30 am | B’nai Jehudah/virtual
Join Michelle Cox, Rabbi Smiley and Rabbi Kramer in person at our B’nai Jehudah Sukkah or virtually for a festival Sukkot service with discussion and an opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog.
Collection Connection: Etrog Boxes from the Klein Collection
Wednesday, September 22 | 10:30 am | B’nai Jehudah
Join Educator/Curator Abby Magariel for an up close, in person look at Etrog boxes from the collection with citrus-themed nosh and sip!
Kesher Connection in the Sukkah
Wednesday, September 22 | 6:30 pm | B’nai Jehudah
Come for the pizza, stay for the fun! All Kesher students (and any B’nai Jehudah member in grades 7-12) are invited for an evening in the sukkah! We’ll have a little learning and a lot of social time.
Kesher Connection is for any B’nai Jehudah member in 7th-12th grades.
Wine & Cheese in the Sukkah
Friday, September 24 | 5:00 pm | B’nai Jehudah
Come for a pre-Shabbat wine and cheese event in our Sukkah, then join us for the Erev Shabbat service at 6:00 pm. Everyone will have a chance to shake the lulav and etrog.
Yalla! To the Sukkah!
Sunday, September 26 | during Sunday morning Yalla! hours | B’nai Jehudah
Sunday morning Yalla! students will learn and explore the sukkah – and celebrate Sukkot! – during their time at religious school.
Hebrew Classes Meet in the Sukkah!
Wednesday, September 22 @ 5:00 pm & Sunday, September 26 @ 12:00 pm
During Sukkot, we’ll meet in the Sukkah for Hebrew School! Tuesday students are invited to join the Wednesday or Sunday Hebrew classes, September 22-29, since there are no Tuesday Hebrew classes September 21 and 28.
Simchat Torah Celebration
Monday, September 27 | 6:00 pm | B’nai Jehudah
This year’s Consecration is for Kindergarten and 1st grade students this year, due to last year’s virtual-only service. Outside on the lawn, weather permitting.
Torah lights up our lives so let’s light up the night as we celebrate Torah and our newest learners. We will pray, we will celebrate, we will take a tour of Torah, all while lighting up the room with our glowing dance moves. Join our Kindergarten and 1st grade families as we offer a blessing to their children and we officially welcome them into our learning community. This celebration is open to all ages as we come together and celebrate Torah, learning and the end of our High Holy Day season. Service, dancing and fun begin at 6:00 pm; ice cream social to follow!
Simchat Torah Morning Festival Service & Yizkor
Tuesday, September 28 | 10:30 am | B’nai Jehudah/virtual
Join B’nai Jehudah for this festival morning service with Yizkor.