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Chag Sukkot Sameah!

Friday, September 29 - Friday, October 6

Sukkot is one of the Shalosh Regalim (Three Pilgrimage Festivals) whose celebration is commanded by Torah. It is known by various names in the Torah, ranging from Chag HaAsif (Harvest Festival) to Chag HaSukkot (Festival of Booths). While Sukkot has traditionally marked the end of harvest time and therefore the agricultural year in Eretz Israel, it is now more known for the construction of a temporary dwelling known as a sukkah, which serves as a symbolic reminder of God's provisions for the Israelites after they were freed from slavery in Egypt.
 

Le'Shev Ba'Sukkah Shabbat Dinner

Friday, September 29 | 6 p.m.
Registration is now closed
 
The registration for the Sisterhood and Men's Club Le'Shev Ba'Sukkah Dinner was an overwhelming success! We look forward to celebrating the start of Sukkot with everyone.
 
Questions? Contact Judith Fogel.
 
We also need volunteers to help with kitchen prep, set up and serving. Please contact Sisterhood kitchen coordinator Susan Auerhan if you are able to help.
 

Bring Your Own Sukkot Picnic

Sunday, October 1 | After morning services

Continue the Sukkot celebration by bringing your picnic to enjoy after Sukkot Day 2 services. Bring a little extra to share with friends and build community while doing the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah.
 

Ne'Arim Sukkah Hop & Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, October 1 | 12:15 p.m.
 
AAC Teens—can you solve puzzles quickly and beat other sukkah hop teams to reach the final destination? Grab your friends and get ready to test your creativity, problem-solving skills, teamwork, and sense of humor. There will be lunch.
 
RSVP by emailing Beth Knobler (yrsadmin@agudasachim-va.org).
 

Young Professionals Evening in the Sukkah

Monday, October 2 | 6 p.m.
 
Young Professionals of AAC are invited to join shlicha Yarden Shiri and unwind after work over board games in the Agudas Achim Sukkah. RSVP by emailing Yarden.
 

Sukkot Picnic Dinner with Young Families

Tuesday, October 3 | 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Click here to register

Bring your own dairy or parve picnic dinner and join other Young Families in the Agudas Achim Sukkah for a Sukkot picnic dinner. We'll do a craft, share a story, and then have dinner while enjoying each other's company in the newly renovated sukkah.
 
We'll be providing dessert, so we hope that you'll join us!
 
All are welcome to attend. Shanah Tovah!
 

Iraqi Jewish Culture with Yarden

Wednesday, October 4 | 6 p.m.
Click here to register
 
Join Yarden in the brand new sukkah to learn about this ancient community of Middle Eastern Jews from a personal perspective and taste some authentic Iraqi food.
 
Questions? Contact Yarden.
 

Not our sukkah, but with your help it could be made just as beautiful

K-6 Sukkah Decoration & Potluck Dinner

Thursday, October 5 | 5:30 p.m.
Click here to register
 
Families with children in grades K-6 are invited to fulfill the mitzvah of hiddur mitzvah (beautifying a mitzvah) by decorating our brand new sukkah. Bring a dairy and/or parve dish capable of feeding 8-10 people and enjoy a potluck dinner with all of your friends in the sukkah after the decorations are up. Click the link above to register.
 

 

Simhat Torah

Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 8
 
Celebrate Torah with your friends at Agudas Achim as we mark the end of the holiday season by finishing Deuteronomy and starting anew with Bereisheet. This year's Hatan Torah and Kallat Bereshit are Jake Yeston and Gayle Weiss.
 

(Please note that the schedule is subject to change)
 

Friday, September 29 - Erev Sukkot

  • 6 p.m. | Sukkot Ma'ariv in the Flax Family Chapel and Zoom

Saturday, September 30 - Sukkot Day 1

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary and
                          Livestream
  • 6 p.m. | Ma'ariv in the Flax Family Chapel and Zoom

Sunday, October 1 - Sukkot Day 2

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary and
                          Livestream
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv & Havdalah in the Flax Family Chapel and
                         
    Zoom

Monday, October 2 -  Chol HaMoed Sukkot

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan Chol HaMoed in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Tuesday, October 3 -  Chol HaMoed Sukkot

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan Chol HaMoed in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Wednesday, October 4 -  Chol HaMoed Sukkot

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan Chol HaMoed in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Thursday, October 5 -  Chol HaMoed Sukkot

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan Chol HaMoed in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv (Zoom only)

Friday, October 6 -  Hoshana Rabah

  • 7:30 a.m. | Morning Minyan Chol HaMoed in the Flax Family Chapel
  • 6 p.m. | Shmini Atzeret Ma'ariv

Saturday, October 7 - Shmini Atzeret

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Cohen Sanctuary and
                          Livestream
  • 6 p.m. | Simhat Torah Ma'ariv

Sunday, October 8 - Simhat Torah

  • 9:30 a.m. | Yom Tov Morning Service in the Flax Family Chapel
                          and
    Zoom
  • 7:30 p.m. | Ma'ariv & Havdalah

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