Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Fall Festival Holidays - Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Chag Sameach! Celebrate a week of Fall Festivals, Beth Or Style!


5778 Worship & Program Schedule

All events will take place in the Goldstein Sukkah (weather permittingg) unless otherwise noted. All Fall Festival events are free to Beth Or members and our CECE families.

​Wednesday, October 4: Welcome to our Tent Dinner in the Goldstein Sukkah - Dinner at 5:30pm followed by Service at 6:30pm. RSVP required by September 27. ​(Click RSVP link for details.)

Thursday, October 5: Sukkot Worship & Brunch - Service at 9am followed by brunch at 10:30am. No RSVP necessary.


Thursday, October 5: CECE Family Festival of Fun - 10:30am. All CECE and young families welcome. RSVP to Sharon Carlin by October 2.

Saturday, October 8: Sushi, Sake, Sukkah! - 6pm.  RSVP required by September 29. (Click RSVP link for details.)

Saturday, October 8: Sukkot Under the Stars with the Scouts - 6pm. This program takes place during Sushi, Sake, Sukkah! Open to all children grades K and up! Pizza dinner included. RSVP for kids on Sushi, Sake, Sukkah event RSVP link above.

 Also, join the scouts for s'mores, games, songs and more! Camp out in the sukkah & sleepover with the Scouts - breakfast included!  RSVP for overnight camping to Sandy Ratson by September 29. Event details can be found HERE.

Tuesday, October 10: Lunch & Learn in the Sukkah, sponsored by APEX - 12Noon. RSVP to Barbara Murtha by October 5.(Note: Please bring a bag lunch with you.)

Wednesday, October 11: Simchat Torah Worship & Consecration followed by Israeli Dancing with RAK-DAN - 6:30pm. No RSVP necessary.

Thursday, October 12: Simchat Torah Worship & Yizkor Brunch - Service at 9am followed by brunch at 10:30am. No RSVP necessary.



The holiday of Sukkot, which begins four days after Yom Kippur, is a festival that commemorates the Israelites forty years of wandering in the wilderness, when they built temporary shelters to live in. Agriculturally, Sukkot celebrates the end of the harvest season. During this holiday, some families will build sukkahs and spend family time in it eating meals and inviting friends and family to come and visit. We celebrate Simchat Torah immediately following Sukkot. After a whole year of reading a section of the Torah each week in synagogue, on this holiday we celebrate because the cycle is finished and we start again. At synagogue, there is singing and dancing for all ages and candy is given out. During services, everyone parades around the sanctuary. Adults carry Torahs while kids carry mini-Torah replicas and wave flags.

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