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Celebrate Sukkot

Quiet Simchat Torah Celebration

Monday, October 21 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

This is a perfect way to welcome a new year of Torah for kids of all ages who find the boisterous community party too loud and overwhelming. Join other young families for the inaugural effort at allowing all families and children to enjoy the evening. Families are of course welcome to stay for the rest of the festivities, but the quiet activities end at 6:15 p.m.

Community Simchat Torah Celebration

Monday, October 21 | 6:30 p.m.

The Agudas Achim community will come together at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the end and the beginning of the Torah reading cycle. Come dance, pray, unroll a whole Torah, listen to Torah Troop readers chant, and swirl glow sticks. Join this beloved annual tradition!

Honoring Our Members

Tuesday, October 22 | 9:30 a.m.

Join the community in honoring two dedicated supporters, David Weingart and Nancy Siegal, who will be our Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereishit on Simchat Torah morning. 

Sukkot Related Activities

Sukkah Decorating Party

Sunday, October 13 | 10 a.m. - noon
Machar and Shoresh are sponsoring a SUKKAH DECORATING PARTY with our beloved shlicha, Miri, and our own Morah Chaya! There will be craft opportunities for little hands and grown-ups. Let's make this year's Sukkah the most beautiful yet! Remember, it is a mitzvah to make all items associated with a mitzvah, beautiful. Come learn about Ushpizin, grab a glue gun or stapler, and have FUN!
   RSVP here so we have enough materials for everyone and so we have craft projects that are appropriate for all ages attending!

Shakes in the Sukkah; ALIVE! sorting and packing

Sunday, October 13 | 10:00 a.m. to noon
Join USY/Kadima for the annual Milkshake Your Lulav! First order of business is to sort and pack all of the food collected during Operation Isaiah for ALIVE! All teens are needed to help with this important project. Once completed, teens will celebrate with homemade milkshakes.
   This program is open to all 6-12 graders! Membership in USY/Kadima is not needed to attend.
   Click here to RSVP.

Sukkot Potluck

Tuesday, October 15 | Following services
Bring a vegetarian dish to share. all food prepared at home must be vegetarian and prepared with kosher ingredients. Any prepackaged goods much have a hechsher (kosher symbol). NO items may be reheated or brought into the synagogue kitchen.
   Bring a dish to share (along with a serving utensil) and enjoy good food and conversation.

Sukkah, Shira, and Shalom

Saturday, October 19 | 7:30 p.m.
The community will honor Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey for her 20 years at Agudas Achim by coming together with interfaith friends for an evening of songs that will express shared concerns for building a world of justice and peace. Hazzan Robert Scherr will lead the singing. Song sheets will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring instruments to jam along to the singing. All (from young to young at heart) are welcome. The gathering will take place in the Sukkah, weather permitting.

Torah Troop Recognition

Monday, October 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Agudas Achim's Torah Troop launched last October -- a contest of Torah reading ability and agility for post b'nai mitzvah teens. Teens who have taken on the challenge of reading Torah will be recognized on Simchat Torah. Those who have excelled and read more than eight aliyot during the year (and yes, we do have a couple), will receive a token of appreciation for sharing their gifts with the congregation.
Tue, October 15 2019 16 Tishrei 5780