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Fall Festivals

Sukkot & Simchat Torah provide opportunities to reflect on our commitment to community and to our sacred text. We build a Sukkah, gather together, and study together. During Simchat Torah, we experience the ending and immediate beginning again of the annual Torah reading cycle. Dance and celebrate with the Torah.


We celebrate together, shaking the lulag & etrov, studying Torah, eating and sharing together. These events are open to all (members and non-members.)

Contact Bet Alef at for location and directions of our offsite Sukkah (just 30 minutes from Downtown Seattle).

Lunch & Celebration in the Sukkah with Rabbi Olivier

Yet to be scheduled for this year!

(Bonus feature: Short hike in a nearby park in the afternoon)

Join Rabbi Olivier under the Sukkah for Shabbat lunch (brown-bag), deepening conversations about this unique holiday and the chance to shake the Lulav.

This gathering happens offsite at a home in Issaquah and via Zoom by following this link.

Due to this event being held at a private home, and to the small size of our Sukkah (even if outdoors), we are capping the number of attendees, and limiting attendance to vaccinated-only folks as mask-wearing is impossible while eating. Thank you for your understanding.

PS: This event will be cancelled in case of rain. Please check the weather forecast.

Simchat Torah 

As it has been our tradition for many years, we will unroll our precious Torah Scroll and – as is custom for the Holy Day – we will hear the last and first verses of the Torah be chanted to mark the unbroken cycle of our people’s relationship with our Torah.

And, together, we will dance, sing, and celebrate the gift of Torah. Please join us!

Yet to be scheduled for this year!

We will be celebrating Simchat Torah at our Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Center for Spiritual Living Sanctuary.

The services will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person and available on Bet Alef’s Homepage.