Sunday, October 13 – Sunday, October 20
Throughout Sukkot, bring a lunch or dinner (check our schedule online to make sure we’re open) and come shake the lulav! Join us in the Courtyard with your meal and participate in the Sukkot ritual.
Erev Sukkot + New Members Welcome Dinner
Sunday, October 13
5:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
We will begin with a joyous short festive service, then it’s off to the sukkah to welcome in the holiday, shake the lulav and etrog and enjoy a scrumptious dinner in our courtyard Sukkah. Enjoy music, sukkatinis, and just being in a place of beauty as we celebrate the Fall harvest.
Reservations are required for the dinner.
Morning service and breakfast
Monday, October 14
9:00 am, Chapel
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the joyous festival service. Freshly brewed coffee will be served at 9:00 am for the service in the chapel, where Hallel will be sung by the Cantor! Afterward, we will have the traditional lox and bagels brunch in the Sukkah just as our ancestors did when they left Egypt!
LGBTQ+ Dessert Reception
Tuesday, October 15
6:30 – 9:00 pm, Home of Rabbis Jonathan and Beth Singer
Sukkot Dinner: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Wednesday, October 16
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Come join us for our annual Women’s Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, discussion, and wine. We will be outside so remember to dress warmly! Please register and bring your contribution of wine or a dessert to share with the group.
Cost: $18 and a contribution of wine or dessert
Registration is open to members of Congregation Emanu-El.
A Journey Through the Threads That Weave Israeli Cuisine Together
10/17 – WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT AND CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS. THANK YOU!
Israel is a melting pot inter winding different traditions and cultures. It’s a place fusing East and West, resulting in the most unique and delicious dishes.
Join us for a Shabbat dinner in the Sukkah with noted Israeli Chef Aliza Grayevsky Somekh. Growing up in Jerusalem, Sukkot was always Aliza’s favorite holiday. Living in an apartment building, all the families shared one sukkah, showing up for dinner with pots full of food to share, many with unfamiliar flavors. Given that nearly every family’s roots were in different places, such as: Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Hungary and Poland. It was a mishmash of cultures and tastes. Aliza and her mother would walk around with spoons, tasting every dish, and later trying to recreate what they had eaten, at home.
Come join Aliza, following her dvar at the 6:00pm service, as she cooks some of her favorite dishes from that time. Enjoy this festive meal in the sukkah, along with an Israeli wine pairing.
Nonmembers: $40 for adults; $20 for children 11-18; $12 for children 4-10 years old.
Members: $30 for adults; $18.00 for children 11 -18; $10 for children 4-10 years old.
This event is sponsored by the Israel Action Committee.
Aliza Grayevsky Somekh of Bishulim SF is an eighth generation Jerusalemite. Raised in the kitchens of Jerusalem, she grew up cooking and eating everything the city’s streets and markets had to offer. That makes her intimately familiar with Jerusalem’s culinary collision of flavors and cultures. Working here with the abundance of quality produce of California, Aliza brings to her cooking the “best of all worlds”.
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Carla Fenves’ Sukkah
Saturday, October 19
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Please join us for a special Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.
Sunday, October 20
9:30 am – Nosh and Service
Have you experienced the loss of someone you love? Join us to honor and remember them at our beautiful Yizkor service with Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.
Simchat Torah Celebration + Dinner
Sunday, October 20
Please join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, consecration of our newest students, and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes a light dinner and dancing and singing with the Torah and is a perfect celebration for the whole family.
Please register so we know how much food to order.
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