Celebrate Sukkot & Simhat Torah with us!

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    B’nai Israel Congregation
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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.

 

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 www.sukkot.com 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, asher@gendelman.us).

 

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Sukkot & Simhat Torah Celebrations

Brunch & Learn in the Sukkah – Sukkat Shalom: Creating a Shelter of Peace for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation

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with Chelsey Berlin, Director of Community Engagement for Greater… More details

Simhat Torah BBQ

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Where: B'nai Israel Congregation

Details:

5:30 PM BBQ Tailgate Dinner 6:30 PM Simhat Torah… More details

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B’nai Israel is proud to be accessible to all.

Large print siddurim, assistive listening devices and page magnifiers are readily available. Our entire building and grounds are wheelchair accessible. We can provide sign language interpreters upon request and subject to availability.

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