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Sukkot 2023

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 

New Discounted Price for First-Time Buyers!

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 $40 to families who are participating in this mitzvah for the first time. All others will be asked to pay $60.

Orders are due by noon on Friday, September 22.

Pick-Up at B’nai Israel 
Thursday, September 28, 7:00–8:00 PM
Friday, September 29, 8:00–10:00 AM

Click here to place your order online. Download the order form here.

Men's Club Sukkot Sales Program

Purchase a Sukkah online from and use the code “bnaimens2023” at checkout to receive an 8% 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,

Sukkot service times

Friday, September 29
6:15 PM Shabbat & Festival Evening Service
7:00 PM Sukkot Dinner Under the Stars (Click here to register by Sunday, September 24.)
Saturday, September 30
9:00 AM Shabbat & Festival Morning Service
10:15 AM Family Minyan
10:30 AM Teen Minyan
10:45 AM Tot Shabbat 
6:45 PM Shabbat/Festival Minha and Festival Ma’ariv 

Sunday, October 1
9:00 AM Festival Morning Service
10:00 AM Family Brunch and Service in the Sukkah
12:30 PM Festival Minha
8:00 PM Ma'ariv

Sukkot Events

Sukkot Dinner Under the Stars
Friday, September 29
6:15 PM Service
7:00 PM Dinner
Early bird by September 19: $23/adult; $13/child (ages 3-12); under 2, free
After September 19: $28/adult; $18/child (ages 3-12); under 2, free
Enjoy a delicious meal outside under the stars with your B’nai Israel family in celebration of the first night of Sukkot. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend. Registrations are due by Sunday, September 24. Click here to register.

Family Brunch in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 1
10:00–11:30 AM

Celebrate Sukkot with us! Join us for brunch, games and activities! A brief celebratory youth service will be included Hosted by the Talmud Torah and Youth Committees. 

Open Sukkah Nights
Monday–Thursday, October 2–5
5:00–7:00 PM
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, or drop by the Fanaroff Family Sukkah (only on 10/2 and 10/4) without prior registration. Bring your own dairy/parve dinner.
Click the links below to register.

Young Adults Opening Event
Wednesday, October 4
6:00–7:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate Sukkot and learn how to make a homemade Limonarak, a traditional drink in Israel! Includes dinner. Open to young adults ages 21–35. Click here to register.

Pizza in the Hut
Thursday, October 5
6:00–7:30 PM

Celebrate Sukkot with your friends, pizza, and the ever popular candy sukkah! Hosted by the Day School Committee. Click here to register.

For Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah service times, please click here
Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784