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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.

We experience the exuberance of the holiday at B’nai Israel, when we see hundreds of lulavim and etrogim encircling our Dweck Sanctuary.  Our Fanaroff Sukkah is busy throughout the week with a congregational dinner, our popular festival family brunch, weeknight programs like Pizza in the Hut and more.

Order your lulav and etrog in time for Sukkot. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, September 25. Orders may be picked up on Thursday, October 10 (6:30–8:30 PM), or Sunday, October 13 (8:30–10:00 AM) in the Teitel Atrium. Click here for the order form.

Men’s Club Sukkot Sales Program
Purchase a sukkah online from and use the code “bnaiisrael2018” at checkout to receive a 10% discount. If you need assistance with your sukkah selection or help to construct a new or an existing sukkah, the Men’s Club members will gladly help for a small donation to the Talmud Torah. Contact Asher Gendelman (240-432-0020,

Click here for Sukkot service times.

Thu, April 2 2020 8 Nisan 5780