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Sukkot through simchat torah at PSJC

The fall holidays are a joyous time at PSJC, from singing and eating together in our communal sukkah to dancing with our Torahs on Simchat Torah

During Sukkot we have many opportunities to shake our lulav and etrogs and "dwell" together in sukkahs, both at the synagogue and in our community.  Every year we open our communal PSJC sukkah for use by the larger Jewish community, and organize many meals and events in our sukkah.  We also hold an annual "sukkah hop," which includes a walking tour of several sukkahs in our community, with learning, singing and (of course!) eating.  

Our Shoshana Rabah services includes the ancient tradition of beating the willow branches, and we continue our celebrations the next day on Shemini AtzeretErev (evening) Simchat Torah services include the traditional hakafot (parading the Torahs) and dancing with the Torahs, as well as an opportunity to see an entire Torah Scroll unrolled, with many recent b'nai mitzvah youth reading various sections.  On the day of Simchat Torah we once again parade around and dance with the Torahs, and then everybody present gets an aliyah, before the individuals honored as Chattan Torah (groom of the Torah) and Kallat B'reishit (Bride of Genesis) have alliyahs for the end of the last chapter of Deuteronomy and the first chapter of Genesis, as we begin the cycle of reading the Torah once again.

PSJC Community Sukkah Use
The PSJC Sukkah is open throughout the holiday to the Jewish community. Please be sure to bring everything you need for a dairy/vegetarian meal. 
In addition, please clean up after your meal. Please be respectful of scheduled PSJC programs.


PSJC Sukkot Build

Part 1: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Part 2: Sunday, October 13th

If you build it, they will come. . . so please come!
Be part of building our bigger and better sukkah this year at PSJC! Everyone is welcome to help. Power screwdrivers welcome. This is a chance to literally build
our community! Questions? Contact  Peter Holmes or Patrick Francis


Sukkah Decorating Brunch!

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Come decorate the sukkah for the holiday! Paper chains, pumpkins, and social justice themed ushpizin art projects will all be provided, as well as snacks and music! Coffee and nosh available for a suggested donation.



2019 Service Schedule!

Monday, October 14th
10:00AM | Services  
Followed by kiddush in the sukkah
Tuesday, October 15th
10:00AM | Services  
Followed by kiddush in the sukkah

Friday, October 18th
6:30PM | Kabbalat Shabbat Services
7:15PM | Potluck Dinner
8:00PM | Sukkot: A Time to Tell our Stories

Join us for a vegetarian/dairy/parve potluck dinner and an evening of storytelling in the PSJC Sukkah.
Saturday, October 19th 
10:00AM | Shabbat Sukkot Services
     11:15 AM | Tot Shabbat with Abe
     11:15AM | Mini-Minyan with Mira
     11:15AM | Junior Congregation with Helene & Matt
1:15AM Annual PSJC Sukkah Hop
"Hop" with us after services and kiddush to visit three neighborhood sukkahs, with noshing and a little learning, followed by study with Rabbinic Intern, Jonathan Posner in PSJC's sukkah.
Sunday, October 20th
7:45AM | Hoshanah Rabbah services  
Grab a lulav and etrog and shake, shake, shake!
Monday, October 21st
10:00AM | Shemini Atzeret Service (with Yizkor)
6:00PM | Tot Torah Sing-a-long with Abe
6:30PM | Erev Simchat Torah at PSJC 
(followed by community participation in Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn)
Come dance and sing with the Torah and join us as we unroll the entire Torah and recent PSJC bnai mitzvah read sections of their parshayot to hear the entire story in one night!

Tuesday, October 22nd
10:00AM | Simchat Torah Services
Help us honor our Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereshit

Celebrations in the Sukkah - 2019!

Sunday, October 13th
8:30AM | Sukkah Build Part 2
10:00PM | Sukkah Decorating Party
Plus Shaarei Mitzvah events for the 7th Grade
10:00AM | Lulav & Etrog Hunt
Tuesday, October 15th
6:00PM | PAI (Positive Aging Initiative) Dinner in the Sukkah
Wednesday, October 16th
5:45PM | Hebrew School Dinner in the Sukkah  
Celebrate Sukkot with the Hebrew School Community! RSVPs required if you are not planning to bring your own food. Click here.

7:30PM | Welcome our Brooklyn Shinshinim - Dessert & Drinks
Help us welcome our 6 new Shinshinim (emissaries from Israel) who are here to serve our Brooklyn Jewish Community this year. This is a great opportunity to get to know these remarkable 18 year old Israelis and to make sure they feel welcome at PSJC.

Thursday, October 17th
7:15PM | Potluck Dinner & Film in the Sukkah
Learn and discuss the refugee experience shown in the film, "Utica: The Last Refuge," with PSJC filmmaker, Zachai Kalet-Schwartz.

Friday, October 18th 
10:00AM | Sing-A-Long in the Sukkah
Sing, shake, and storytime with Abe for ages 0 -3 and an adult!
Plus drop in for coffee and a nosh with Aileen all morning long!
7:15PM | Potluck Dinner
8:00PM | Sukkot: A Time to Tell our Stories with Eden Wofsey

Join us for a vegetarian/dairy/parve potluck dinner and an evening of storytelling in the PSJC Sukkah.
Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781