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SIMHAT TORAH

At Simhat Torah Festival Services on the evening of October 10 we rejoice and dance with our children in the reading of Torah.

Saturday, October 10
7:05 pm | Simhat Torah Celebration & Hakafot
 

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Celebrate Simhat Torah with your synagogue family. We will read Torah, sing and dance, and journey through 7 homes, one for each Hakafah, to learn about family traditions and personal reflections from each of the homes we visit. Together we will rejoice in the holiday of Simhat Torah.
 
Our families and youngest children are invited to celebrate on Friday, October 9 at 5:45 pm, during our weekly Young Family Shabbat. We will hear stories and sing songs about Torah, and dance with our families.
 
On the morning of October 11 at 9:30 am via Livestream we continue to celebrate our heritage of Torah at a joyous Festival Morning Service.
 

Sukkot

October 3 thru 9, 2020 (Erev Sukkot October 2)
Sukkot is a time of thanksgiving and hospitality when we celebrate the natural bounties of our world and all that sustains our lives. Immersed in the joys of community, environmental awareness and gratitude to God, we also demonstrate sensitivity to others and their needs for shelter and well-being. These ideas are all the more compelling during this year of pandemic and disruption.

SUKKOT DRIVE THRU CELEBRATION

Reservations are required here to attend this program. Please indicate the shift you will attend. In order to manage traffic and physical distancing, this program will be split into shifts. 

Sunday, October 4
12:30-1:00 pm
1:00-1:30 pm
1:30-2:00 pm
2:00-2:30 pm
2:30-3:00 pm

Monday, October 5
4:30-5:00 pm
5:00-5:30 pm
5:30-6:00 pm

The celebration begins at the top of the hill behind our campus, 8745 La Jolla Scenic Drive. Upon arrival, you will receive a bag with everything you need to enjoy the program. Together we will sing, shake the Lulav & Etrog, hear inspirational words from our rabbis, and have a snack, all from inside of your vehicles. If you have a Lulav & Etrog, please bring them. If not, you will be receiving materials to fashion them for a symbolic shaking. If you borrowed a Mahzor for High Holy Day services, you may return it during this program.

SUKKOT FESTIVAL MORNING SERVICES

Saturday, October 3
9:30 am 
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Join via Livestream here
 
Sunday, October 4
9:30 am
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Festival Morning Services on October 3 & 4 at 9:30 am via livestream touch our imaginations as we wave the Lulav and Etrog and share in joyous prayer and song.

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SUKKOT SYMPOSIUM

How Are We To Speak of Antisemitism in a Time of Increasing Hatred, Coronavirus, Economic Anxiety and Increased Polarization?
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Thursday, October 8 
7:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom here
 
Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Berenbaum Michael Berenbaum is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. The author and editor of 20 books, he was also the Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. He was Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first Director of its Research Institute and later served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which took the testimony of 52,000 Holocaust survivors in 32 languages and 57 countries. His work in film has won Emmy Awards and Academy Awards.

One aspect of the Sukkot festival is to gather together in Jewish community and consider shared concerns and needs. Historically, Sukkot was a time of great community meetings. This is the purpose of our Sukkot Symposium, to honor the holiday we celebrate by thinking together about the condition of our Jewish lives and the world in which we live.
 
Shemini Atzeret concludes our Sukkot holiday with a Festival Morning Service on October 10 when we mark the fall season and remember our loved ones during Yizkor Memorial Prayers.

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