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Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101

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Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot Services
Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. These flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt.
Sukkot, 1st Day: Monday, September 24
Sukkot, 2nd Day: Tuesday, September 25
Sukkot, 4th Day: Thursday, September 27
Sukkot Shabbat Chol Hamoed: Saturday, September 29
Sukkot, 7th Day: Sunday, September 30
Shemini Atzeret: Monday, October 1

Read about Sukkot
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Celebrate Sukkot in our Sukkah
Sunday, September 30 at noon [right after Sunday School]
Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot
Shake the Lulav; smell the sweet Etrog.
RSVP by Wednesday, September 26.

Children, Parents invited to Simchat Torah Service & Celebration
Monday, October 1
Simchat Torah is the day that we end the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah, and then immediately begin that cycle all over again.
During the religious service, the Torah scrolls are removed from the ark and paraded in seven hakafot, or circles around the room. The service is full of singing and dancing and people carrying Torah. Little children may carry stuffed Torahs. Come and celebrate plus stay for delicious desserts!

Simchat Torah morning service: Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 am

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