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Sukkot

LulavHag Sameach!  Our services will be IN-PERSON indoors for members who are fully vaccinated (if eligible) and on Zoom (use our regular Shabbat morning and Mincha links).  Contact the synagogue office to obtain passwords. 
Stream our services here.        
Etz Hayim:  Chol HaMoed Sukkot (weekdays)
View the Yizkor book here.
Color a Simhat Torah flag here.  Download the songsheet here.

Erev Sukkot, Monday, September 20
6:00 pm Festival evening service

1st day Sukkot, Tuesday, September 21
9:00 am Festival Service
5:30 pm Family Sukkot Program - See below for details

2nd day Sukkot, Wednesday,  September 22
9:00 am Festival service

Hoshanah Rabbah, Monday, September 27
7:00 am Hoshanah Rabbah service
6:00 pm Erev Shemini Atzeret service

Shemini Atzeret, Tuesday, September 28
9:00 am Shemini Atzeret service; Yizkor
View the Yizkor book here.  Etz Hayim:   Shemini Atzeret; View the handout here
7:00 pm Erev Simhat Torah service

Simhat Torah, Wednesday, September 28
9:00 am Simhat Torah service - Etz Hayim:   Simhat Torah; View the handout here
5:45 pm  Roll with the Torah! - See below for details

Sukkah Decorating Party

Sunday, September 19 at 11:30 am
Join us on the front lawn of B’nai Jeshurun where we will have a pizza lunch and stations set up for making your own sukkah decorations – both for our Sukkah at B’nai Jeshurun and your own! There will be a special creative project for Jr. Kadima (3rd-5th Grade students) as well! 
* This event will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

Family Sukkot Program & Dinner

Tuesday, September 21 at 5:30 pm
Come shake the lulav & etrog and build your own Sukkah as we celebrate Sukkot together! Following our activity we will spread out for a boxed Sukkot Dinner. Register here(For students in our religious school, this event is in place of our regular Tuesday afternoon classes for this day.)

S'mores in the Sukkah with USY

Thursday, September 23 at 6 pm
Celebrate Sukkot with friends and join BJC teens and USY in Sydney’s Sukkah for dinner, a bonfire and s’mores! All food will be provided; let us know if you have any allergies. This program is free and open to any Jewish teen. For questions or to RSVP, contact Sydney; her address will be provided when you RSVP.

Sips, S'mores & Games in the Sukkah with ATID

Sip on some wine, beer or hot cocoa and enjoy an ooey-gooey s'more as we celebrate sukkot together. We'll provide a few games, but please bring any of your favorites that you'd like to share. We will move this program inside if we have inclement weather and masks will be required. This program is free and everyone attending must be fully vaccinated. RSVP online by September 19 or contact Shani Kadis to learn more. 

Men's Club Virtual Sukkah Hop 

Sunday, September 26 at 5:00 pm
Show off your sukkah with a virtual tour from your family members who will explain how it was built and appropriately decorated. Contact Rabbi Foster or Richard Berkowitz to register your sukkah.  Zoom, Meeting ID:  98069472007.

TORAHFEST


Click HERE to learn more about Torahfest!

Tuesday, September 28
5:45 pm - Family Program - Roll with the Torah

Join our Bessie Hershey Religious School & Day School families as we "Roll with the Torah" and journey through the 5 books of the Torah. We will see the entire Torah "unrolled" and take part in a Torah Hunt as we search for different phrases and words. (For students in our religious school, this event is in place of our regular Tuesday afternoon classes for this day.)

6:30 pm - Congregational Picnic
Bring your own blanket and a dairy or pareve picnic dinner. We'll provide the ice cream for dessert! This is open for the entire congregation. Please dress for the weather and plan to stay afterwards for our Simhat Torah celebration!
Email Shani Kadis if you plan to attend.

7:00 pm - Simhat TorahGLOfest Celebration
Celebrate one of the most joyous celebrations of the year as we dance and sing in honor of the Torah. We will light up the evening with our voices, ruach and spirit. All children will receive flags and glow sticks as we march the 7 "hakafot" with the Torahs. Adults can enjoy the booze tent and everyone will get a chocolate bar on their way out for a sweet new year!


LulavLulav & Etrog Sets

Blessing the lulav and etrog is the Jewish way of thanking God for the blessings of the earth during Sukkot. To purchase your own lulav and etrog set, please contact Diane Dronzek by Friday, August 27. Late orders may not be able to be filled. Deluxe sets are $45 each and student (smaller) sets are $40 each.

Fri, October 15 2021 9 Cheshvan 5782