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Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot (Feast of Booths or Tabernacles) is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is an agricultural festival that originally was considered a thanksgiving for the fruit harvest. Sukkot are hut-like structures that the Jews lived in during the 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt. As a temporary dwelling, the sukkah also represents the fact that all existence is fragile, and therefore Sukkot is a time to appreciate the shelter of our homes and our bodies.
Sukkot 2021 will begin in the evening of Monday, September 20 and ends in the evening of Monday, September 27

Sukkot 2021 Schedule

L'chayim/To LIfe: A Sukkot Celebration
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Join Rabbi Eger and Rabbi Levy for a Sukkot celebration at Kol Ami in our Temple Sukkah at 7 pm. Join us for a toast to life as we say l'chayim, share in a glass of wine/apple champagne and bring in the goodness of the Holiday of Sukkot together REGISTER

Drum Circle: A Musical Sukkot Shabbat
Friday, September 24 at 6:30 PM
Join Rabbi Eger and Rabbi Levy for a special, musical Kabbalat Shabbat for Sukkot, to be held outdoors in the Kol Ami Sukkah.  As a way of renewing our spirits in the new year,  the service will include a drum circle facilitated by guest musician Diana Lynn Wallace. REGISTER HERE

"Tattooed Torah Family Screening
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a special online screening of Tattood Torah, an animated short film that recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. REGISTER HERE

Open Yad Sangria in the Sukkah
Saturday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
In classic Open Yad Project fashion, we're celebrating Sukkot this year with Sangrias! Pour yourself a drink, help bring in Havdalah, and celebrate the holiday with us for our in-person event in Congregation Kol Ami's Sukkah. We'll be meeting under the stars (weather-allowing!). REGISTER HERE

MOKA Sukkot Brunch
Sunday, September 26 at 11:00 AM
Join the Men of Kol Ami as we welcome our new assistant rabbi with brunch, a bit of learning, and shmoozing in the Kol Ami sukkah. Please register in advance and we hope to see you there! REGISTER HERE

Simchat Torah Celebration
Monday, September 27 at 6:30 PM
Join our clergy in-person and online for an evening of celebration to mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. With torah readings and movie screening: The Tattooed Torah. Rabbi Brett Kopin, co-creator of the movie, will join us for the evening. REGISTER HERE

Yizkor Simchat Torah Service
Tuesday, September 28 at 8:00 AM
A  joint service with Temple Israel of Hollywood held at Congregation Kol Ami. REGISTER HERE
Tue, January 18 2022 16 Sh'vat 5782