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).
PSJC Sukkah Build
Sunday, September 19 | Morning
Sunday, September 19th | 3:00-5:00PM
Tuesday, September 21st | 10:00AM
Wednesday, September 22nd | 10:00AM
PAI Sukkah Dinner
Tuesday, September 21st | TBA
Gesher & Madrichim Gathering, Sukkah
Wednesday, September 22nd | 6:30-8:00PM
Shabbat Dinner: BYOSD “bring your own Shabbos dinner" and dine together in the Sukkah
Friday, September 24th | 6:15PM
Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Saturday, September 25 | 10:00AM
Hebrew School Class Gatherings
Sunday, September 26th | 9:30AM-12:30PM
Tentative PSJC Sukkah block party or hop!
Sunday, September 26th | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Hoshanah Rabbah Services
Monday, September 27 || 8:00AM
Come beat your willow branches!
In the yard and on Zoom
Shemini Atzeret Services
Tuesday, September 28 | 10:00AM
In the yard and on Zoom - Yizkor around 11:30AM
Erev Simchat Torah Services
Tuesday, September 28 | 8:00PM
On Zoom and at Grand Army Plaza
Simchat Torah Morning Services
Wednesday, September 29 | 10:00AM
Simchat Torah Celebration (in the yard and on Zoom)
Stoop Simchat Torah
Wednesday, September 29 | 4:00PM
At the PSJC stoop!