Sukkot and Simchat Torah

The origins of Sukkot are both historical and agricultural. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag HaAsif (חג האסיף, the “Festival of Ingathering”), as it celebrates the gathering of the harvest.

Sukkot 2022 will begin in the evening of Sunday, October 9 and ends in the evening of Sunday, October 16

Join TBS for Our Jewish Festival of Thanksgiving and Gratitude in our Sukkah for 1, 2, 3, 4 or as many of these as you choose! Fulfill the mitzvot of eating in the Sukkah and shaking the lulav and etrog.
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Erev Sukkot
Sunday, October 9, 2022

Intergenerational Three-Part Program Sukkah Decorating – Decorate TBS’s Sukkah (for children and their parents)
4:00 PM: Sukkot Study Session
– Sukkot Cooking Lesson (we’ll prepare a harvest-relat- ed dish to share at our Sukkot dinner in the Sukkah)
– Sukkah decorating for children and young families

5:00 PM: “Pizza in the Hut”
Join us for an Erev Sukkot dinner of Pizza, salad and the yummy dish we prepared to eat in the sukkah.
Cost: $10 per person. Or, bring your own brown-bag dinner. TBS will provide dessert, drinks, challah and juice

6:00 PM: “Blue Jeans” Erev Sukkot Service in the Sukkah. An intergenerational, participatory, musical Erev Sukkot service under the stars.

Monday, October 10, 2022

TBS members: we welcome you to spend time in the Sukkah! We’ll provide tables, chairs, you can bring your own dinner and drinks – this evening is available to all who would like spend time in the Sukkah, shake the lulav and etrog, eat a nice meal with your own family in a serene setting. Please email by Friday, October 7th at noon so we can make sure we have enough tables set up.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

ECC Dinner in the Sukkah

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Join Sisterhood this night in the Sukkah

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Join Brotherhood this night in the Sukkah

Sukkot Weekend
Friday, October 14, 2022

Bring your own dinner. TBS will provide challah, drinks, and the Oneg.
4:30 PM: Tot Service
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM: Erev Shabbat Service in the Sukkah

Saturday, October 15, 2022
“Get Your Sukkah On”

3:00 PM: Join our congregation-wide Sukkah Building Contest!
5:30 PM: Havdalah and BYO Picnic Dinner.
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Simchat Torah

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Erev Simchat Torah and Dancing with the Torah with our Lively In-House Band!

6:00 PM: Flag decorating for Young Children
6:30 PM: Erev Simchat Torah Service (Consecration of New Religious School Students is part of the service)
– See the Torah unrolled from beginning to end
– Journey with Rabbi Sobel through the entire Torah in 7 minutes!
– Hear the last part of Deuteronomy chanted and the first part of Genesis!
– Dance with abandon as we celebrate Torah to the beautiful, joyous music with Cantorial Soloist Bill Shafton and some musical friends!
– Enjoy community, friends and fun for all ages!

Monday, October 17, 2022

Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service
10:30 AM: Join us in the TBS Chapel in partnership with Shir Ha’ma’alot and Congregation B’nai Tzedek.


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