sukkotSukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei and is marked by several distinct traditions. One tradition, which takes the commandment to "dwell in booths" literally, is to build a sukkah, a booth or hut. A sukkah is often erected by Jews during this festival, and it is common practice for some to eat and even live in these temporary dwellings during Sukkot. Read more about the history and customs of Sukkot.


Sukkot 5777 at CBI

Sunday, October 16, 2016
5:30 pm - Erev Sukkot Services
The Erev Sukkot Service is a fun, energetic service for all ages. Bring your own lulavim and etrogim to shake, shake, shake during this festive holiday! Following evening services, join the Rabbis for dinner in the Sukkah. $18 per person. Click here for a form to RSVP or call the office by October 13.

Monday, October 17, 2016
9:00 am - Sukkot Services followed by Kiddush in the Sukkah
The Sukkot Morning Service will include a Torah reading specifically for Sukkot.