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Sukkot 2021

Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, marks the end of the fall holy day season.  For seven days we eat our meals in the Sukkah.  During services (except for Shabbat) we use the lulav and etrog, symbols of our agricultural roots.  The holiday is also known as Zeman Simchateinu, the Season of Our Joy, and joy permeates our liturgy and all other aspects of the holiday.  The last day of the festival, Hoshanah Rabbah, is marked by seven processions around the synagogue with the lulav and etrog.

Order your lulav and etrog in time for Sukkot 

Thanks to the resources of the  Dollye and I. Wolford Berman Educational Initiative Grant, B’nai Israel is pleased to offer lulav and etrog sets at the discounted rate of $50 to families who are participating in this mitzvah for the first time. All others will be asked to pay $60. Order forms must be received by Wednesday, September 1.

Order online here. To pay by check, click here for the order form.

Pick-Up at B’nai Israel 
Friday, September 17, 2:00–3:00 PM
Sunday, September 19, 10:00–11:00 AM


Men's Club Sukkot Sales Program

Purchase a Sukkah online from and use the code “bnaiisrael2021” at checkout to receive a 10% discount.

If you need assistance with your Sukkah selection or help to construct a new or existing Sukkah (even if purchased elsewhere), the Men’s Club members will gladly help for a small donation to the Talmud Torah. We look forward to assisting you. Contact Asher Gendelman (240-432-0020,

Click here for Sukkot service times.

Sukkot Events

Day School Family Sukkot Brunch: Pizza Bagels in the Hut
Tuesday, September 21
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Celebrate Sukkot with your friends from the Day School community. This pizza bagel brunch will include a chance to learn about the lulav and etrog and fulfill this mitzvah of Sukkot. Click here to register.

Open Sukkah: BYO Dinner 
Thursday, September 23
5:00–7:00 PM
in the Meditation Garden Sukkah Village
Reserve a time slot for your immediate family to spend some time dining in our Sukkah Village in the Meditation Garden. The Fanaroff Family Sukkah will be open on Sunday evening, September 26. Click here to register.

Sisterhood Sukkah with the Sisters
Thursday, September 23
7:30 PM
Welcome back! Have a snack and a drink and schmooze with friends. Click here to register.

Shabbat Dinner Under the Stars
Friday, September 24
6:15 PM Service
7:00–9:00 PM Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal outside under the stars with your B’nai Israel family in celebration of Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend this dinner. Registration closes by September 17. Click here to register.

Open Sukkah: BYO Dinner
Sunday, September 26
5:00–7:00 PM
Reserve a time slot for your immediate family to spend some time dining in either the Meditation Garden Sukkah Village, or drop by the Fanaroff Family Sukkah without prior registration. Click here to register.

Sun, October 17 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782