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Sukkot

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 an incentive of 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. Orders must be received by Thursday, September 10.

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

Men’s Club Sukkot Sales Program

Purchase a sukkah online from www.sukkot.com and use the code “bnaiisrael2020” at checkout to receive a special B'nai member 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 (asher@gendelman.us).

Click here for Sukkot service times.

Sukkot Events

Sukkot Under the Stars Outdoor Service
Friday, October 2
7:00 PM
Space is limited. Click here for details and registration. 
 
Outdoor Lulav & Etrog Parade
Sunday, October 4
2:30 PM
Bring your lulav and etrog for a short service, parade, and celebration. Space is limited. Click here to register. Click here for a complete listing of Sukkot services.

Reserve Your Sukkah Night
No sukkah? No problem! B'nai Israel members can reserve a time for you and your family to eat dinner in our physically-distanced separate Fanaroff Family sukkahs on the intermediate days of the Sukkot festival. Space is limited. Choose a date below and follow the link to register.
Monday, October 5, 5:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 5:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 5:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, October 8, 5:00-7:00 PM

Sukkat Shalom: A Shelter of Peace
with Eliana Light, Artist-in-Residence
Monday, October 5
7:30 PM
In the evening service, we ask the Holy One to spread a “sukkah of your peace” over us. What can we learn from this image? Exploring some midrash on the sukkah itself, consider how this prayer, and the evening service in general, can have resonance in our lives today. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

Writing RBG: How To Fit A Tiny, Huge Jewish American Icon Into A Book
with Debbie Levy
Tuesday, October 6
6:30 PM
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern feminist icon, but Ruth “Kiki” Bader wasn’t a firebran feminist as a child. Becoming RBG focuses on the story of her evolution, from quiet child to inquisitive student to brilliant professor to creative courtroom lawyer to first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court of the United States. Through RBG’s story, readers see that looking outside oneself can make all the difference between being a bystander and being a change maker. Join Debbie as she shares stories about the delights of writing about RBG. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

A Time for Everything: Sisterhood Virtual Lunch & Learn
with Cantor Bolts
Thursday, October 8
12:00 PM
Sukkot is traditionally a holiday of joy, yet in such an unusual time, we might wonder what it means to be commanded to be joyful on this holiday. Join Cantor Bolts for a Lunch and Learn discussion of what the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, which is traditionally read on Sukkot, can teach us about finding joy in difficult times. 
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81467201815?pwd=c0tYSHc0M3E1c0pUdENwUUY1MGdLdz09

Singing in the Sukkah
with Netta Asner-Minster
Thursday, October 8
7:00 PM
Join our shlicha, Netta Asner-Minster, for a medley of Israeli Sukkot songs and fun facts about celebrating Sukkot in Israel. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

Wed, January 20 2021 7 Shevat 5781