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Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the huts in which Jews dwell during this week-long celebration. Like other celebrations right now, this one too will look a little different this year.

A Note About Sukkot

Central to Sukkot is the mitzvah of building and dwelling in the sukkah. Yet building a sukkah of one's own can present challenges due to space, environment, time, capacity, or other factors. There are links below on how to build a sukkah, even a small one, if you want to take on this task. 

In previous years, (and in years to come!) Temple Beth Shalom has had many scheduled events in our sukkah. But like other celebrations, this year is different. Our scheduled events will be online. 

However, and with abiding gratitude for all their hard work,The Brotherhood, has made sure our sukkah will be available to our members for a short, symbolic visit during the week. RSVP is required so that visitors do not overlapMembers, if you'd like to visit the sukkah, please log in and Click here to learn more, and reserve a time for your visit!

And see below for our online events, and resources on how to have a meaningful Sukkot experience, even without a sukkah!

Chag Sameach!

Calendar of events

Snap a Pic Your Sukkah!

If you are building a sukkah, we want to see it and we want to share it! Before Friday, Oct. 2, please send us a photo of your sukkah if you have one, for us to feature at Friday night services!  

We may also make a selection of these submissions available for others to download as a Zoom background for our online gatherings. For best Zoom background results, the image size should be 1920px by 1080px, and under 5MB.

Tot Shabbat 
Friday, Oct. 2
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Join us live and online for an interactive Tot Shabbat service!
 

First Friday Erev Shabbat Service 
Friday October 2, 7:00 p.m.
 

Cinema in the Sukkah for Teens
Sunday, October 4, noon
Teens, please join  us for a Sukkot movie and mixers. This is an opportunity for teens to re-acquaint, meet new friends, and shmooze, followed by watching the movie Ushpizin together. Open to all post-B'nai Mitzvah teens. Members, log in and click here for information.

Reflecting on Environmental Tikkun Olam: A discussion with Temple Beth Shalom's Green Team
Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. 
Members are invited to join the Green Team for a short discussion Environmental Tikkun Olam. We will discuss Jewish values from the Torah that point us toward taking care of the environment, our impact upon our surroundings and our responsibility. We will end with a short presentation about the new initiative that the Green Team is taking for the New Year: Earth Challenge 5781 and present the October Challenge. We may stay awhile longer than 6:30. Members, log in, and click here for more information. Registration is now closed.

Learn about Ushpezin with Rabbi Ellie Steinman
Wednesday October 7, 7:00 p.m. 
Join Rabbi Ellie Steinman as we learn about this tradition, welcome our guests virtually, and mark this special time together. Click here for more information and registration.

Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah immediately follows Sukkot! Learn more by clicking here

Resources For SUkkot

Mon, October 26 2020 8 Cheshvan 5781