Today is October 24, 2017 -

Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101
Email: office@cbi-nwi.org

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Sukkot

Sukkot Services 2017
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: Thursday, Oct. 5
Sukkot, 2nd Day: Friday, Oct. 6
Sukkot Shabbat Chol Hamoed: Saturday, Oct. 7
Sukkot, 4th Day: Sunday, Oct. 8
Sukkot, 5ht: Monday, Oct. 9
Shemini Atzeret: Thurday, Oct. 12 – Yizkor

Read about Sukkot at My Jewish Learning

Celebrate Sukkot  in our Sukkah
Sunday, Oct. 8 at noon [right after Sunday School]
Please Join Us As We Celebrate Sukkot
Shake the Lulav; Smell the Sweet Etrog—it’s a Mitzvah
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Children, Parents invited to Simchat Torah Service & Celebration
Thursday, October 12
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: Friday, October 13

Read about Simchat Torah at My Jewish Learning

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