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.

Saturday, October 19, beginning 10:30 AM (2019/5780)

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

Pack a lunch for yourself and your family, and for our evening potluck, we will be having a Hummus tasting with many different varieties – if you have a special recipe, make sure to bring your unique (home-made) version to taste and share! Our film will be a documentary on the history and making of Hummus.

We encourage you to bring your favorite dish (side, savory, sweet) to share with our community. Please bring enough to feed yourself/family and four more people. As we all participate, we will all feast together.

10:30 AM – Torah/Tanya Study Kickoff*
12:30 PM – Brown Bag Community Lunch in the Sukkah
3-5 PM – “Introduction to Sukkot” Workshop
5:30 PM – Community Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah
6:30 PM – Havdalah Ceremony
7-9 PM – Movie Night in The Sukkah

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

Simchat Torah (2019/5780)
Monday, October 21st, 7 PM

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!