Sunday, October 16 | Erev Sukkot5:00 PM Tot Sukkot Festival Service 5:30 PM "Ledos & Lulav" Pizza Dinner. RSVP here.7:00 PM Sukkot Festival Service followed by a Festive Oneg
Monday, October 17 | Sukkot10:00 AM Community Festival Service & Kiddush Luncheon at Temple Shalom
Sukkot is one of the three annual Pilgrimage Festivals. During the time of the Temple in Jerusalem, Jews from around the region made their pilgrimage to Jerusalem at this time with offerings of thanksgiving. Following the solemn days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkot offers us the opportunity for rejoicing amid the fruits of the harvest represented by the Sukkah (temporary booth) in which we may eat, and by the use of the lulav and etrog, living symbols of nature.
On the evening of October 16, we will celebrate first with a festive service for families with young children in the sukkah followed by a Sukkot-themed “Ledos & Lulav” pizza dinner. Following that is another festive service inthe sukkah for all ages. The next morning, a Community Festival Morning Service will be held at 10 AM at Temple Shalom. A Kiddush Luncheon will follow the service.
Sukkot Blessings for you to use in your own sukkah.
Sunday, October 23 | Erev Simchat Torah5:00 PM Simchat Torah Festival Service followed by a Festive Oneg
Monday, October 24 | Simchat Torah10:00 AM Community Festival Service (with Yizkor) & Kiddush Luncheon at Temple Emanuel
At Temple Sinai, we celebrate two holidays on the same day: one well-known, one more obscure. On the evening of October 23, we will simultaneously complete and begin the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah. At this Simchat Torah festival service, congregants of all ages will joinin seven processionals (hakafot) around the sanctuary with flags, special music, and dancing and singing in honor of the Torah. The service will be followed by a festive Oneg.
The next morning, a Community Festival Morning Service will be held at 10 AM at Temple Emmanuel. We will meet for prayer, the recitation of Yizkor (the communal memorial ceremony), and more Torah processionals as weobserve Shemini Atzeret (“the 8th day of Assembly” described in the Torah, an add-on day to Sukkot). A Kiddush Luncheon will follow the service.
See the High Holy Days newsletter for more information.
On Yom Kippur morning, please bring donations for the Capital Area Food Bank to both Temple Sinai and BCC High School.
This year’s food drive is being coordinated by the Women of Reform Judaism. Thank you in advance for helping us carry on this successful tradition!
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6:00 PM Festive Prozdor (appetizers)6:30 PM Israel Shabbat Service
9:15 AM Torah Study 10:30 AM B'nai Mitzvah Hannah Thier and Jessie Wiener