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Sukkot through Simchat Torah


Sukkot, with its time outdoors, “dwelling” in a beautiful fragile structure, the Sukkah, and shaking our lulav and etrog, is a highlight of the Jewish year. It is a grounding step, connecting us to the physicality of the world, after the 25 hours of internal contemplation that is Yom Kippur. 

Join us throughout Sukkot for programs, services, meals, and community. The PSJC sukkah is open to the community and guests throughout the week. 


Our Hoshana Rabah service includes the ancient tradition of beating the willow branches, and we continue our celebrations the next day on Shemini Atzeret with morning services. For Simchat Torah this year we join the Brooklyn Communitywide Erev (evening) Simchat Torah service on Zoom (don’t miss PSJC’s designated hakafah!); there will also be some in-person opportunities at Grand Army Plaza. On the day of Simchat Torah we will have our service in the PSJC yard (and on Zoom), and as is our tradition, everyone  present will receive an individual aliyah (call up to the Torah), as we begin the cycle of reading the Torah once again with Bereishit (Genesis). 

Sukkot @ PSJC

Erev Sukkot, Friday, September 29th

Maariv at 6:15PM

Sukkah Salon and Potluck | 7:00PM

Stories, singing, and poetry in the Sukkah. To share a song, poem or story contact Join us rain or shine!

Open Sukkah until 9:00PM


Sukkot Day 1, Saturday, September 30th

Sukkot Services | 10:00AM

Adamah Youth Climate Change Kvutzah Kickoff | 1:00PM

Open Sukkah until 9:00PM


Sukkot Day 2, Sunday, October 1st

Sukkot Services | 10:00AM

Hebrew School Families Program | 10:00AM

Open Sukkah until 8:00PM


Monday, October 2nd

PAI Potluck in the Sukkah | 6:30PM

Open Sukkah until 8:00PM

Questions? Contact


Tuesday, October 3rd

Hol Hamoed Minyan in Sukkah 7:30AM (PSJC Tent and Zoom)

Shalom Baby: Stuffies in the Sukkah | 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Hebrew School | 4:00pm

Hebrew School Sukkah Dinner | 5:30PM

20s & 30s Sushi in the Sukkah with Rabbi Hayley | 7:00PM

Open Sukkah until 3:00PM; after 6:30PM until 8:00PM


Wednesday, October 4th

Hol Hamoed Services in Sukkah 7:30AM (PSJC Tent and Zoom)

Hebrew School | 4:00pm

Hebew School Sukkah Dinner | 5:30PM

PSJC Teens: Sundaes in the Sukkah | 7:15PM

Open Sukkah until 3:00PM; after 6:30PM until 8:00PM


Thursday, October 5th

Meet our Shinshiniyot, Ella and Gili | 5:30PM

Israeli Wine Tasting | 7:00PM

Open Sukkah until 9:00PM


Hoshanah Rabbah, Friday, October 6th

Hoshanah Rabbah services | 7:15AM


Shemini Atzeret, Saturday, October 7th

Shemini Atzeret Services | 10:00AM

Erev Simchat Torah with a Caramel Apple Bar! | 7:00PM

Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn @ GAP | 9:00PM


Simchat Torah, Sunday, October 8th

Simchat Torah Services | 10:00AM

Aliyot for All & Edible Torah Making

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