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.
All Sukkot events include the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of waving the lulav and etrog, which takes place in our Community Sukkah. Be sure to register for Sukkot events and festivities to get directions to Bet Alef’s offsite Sukkah. These events are free and open to all (members and non-members.)
Decorate the Sukkah
Together, children and adults create the decorations for our community sukkah, learn about the meaning and participate in specific rituals of Sukkot.
Sukkot Gathering & Study
Dinner, Havdalah, & Movie in the Sukkah to Follow!
Bring-your-own lunch and join with Rabbi Olivier to explore the passages in Torah where Sukkot is mentioned, share in the mystical aspects of Sukkot and learn how this observance of the Holiday relates to our own lives.
Experience the ending and immediate beginning again of the annual Torah reading cycle. Dance and celebrate with the Torah. The celebration includes a service with dancing, singing and the Joy of Torah.