Sukkot and Simchat Torah 2020
Sukkot is also called the Season of our Joy, and joy is something we could all use more of. Immerse yourself in celebration and community, with these Sukkot holiday events, offered by Congregation Emanu-El.
Friday, October 2
6:00 -7:00 pm
One Shabbat – Sukkot Festival Service
Erev Sukkot begins this Shabbat evening. Join us in community online, for a joyous service infused with beautiful music, a spiritual welcoming of the holiday, and the shaking of the Etrog and Lulav. We’ll be livestreaming our service, both on the Temple Facebook page www.facebook.com/congregationemanuel and on our website at www.emanuelsf.org/live.
Saturday, October 3
9:15 -10:15 am
Sukkot Torah Study
Rabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this festive morning Torah study, from his sukkah to your living room. Join us online and dive into a lively Torah discussion, listen to the festival reading, and allow yourself to be transported by Cantor Roslyn Barak, who will sing the Hallel for this beautiful holiday.
Sunday, October 4
9:30 – 10:30 am
Men’s Group Sukkot Gathering
Men of Congregation Emanu-El are invited (virtually) to Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s sukkah, for lively learning and discussion. Bring your own bagel and schmear!
Tuesday, October 6
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Boomers Sukkot Happy Hour
Join fellow Boomers in creating community and celebrating this joyous holiday. Grab a snack and your beverage of choice as Rabbis Jonathan and Beth Singer spark conversation and lead the shaking of the Etrog and the Lulav. Cantor Marsha Attie will continue the festivities with a joyful Israeli folk song jam.
Saturday, October 10
Simchat Torah means exactly that: Simcha (Joy) of Torah. This year, our joy is as profound as ever, but it will be expressed a bit differently. The Torah will “zoom” its way to you, both literally and figuratively. Keep an eye out for our Simchat Torah-Mobile (driven by our community partner, Interfaith Council Executive Director Michael Pappas), which will carry the Torah through your neighborhood and across the Golden Gate Bridge (or watch its journey online). Join us for music, teaching, and freilach, as our Cantors and Rabbis read the end of the Torah and start over again, keeping the Torah cycle moving forward! We’ll be livestreaming our service, both on the Temple Facebook page www.facebook.com/congregationemanuel and on our website at www.emanuelsf.org/live.
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