Today is September 23, 2019 -

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 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, October 14
Sukkot, 2nd Day: Tuesday, October 15
Sukkot, 4th Day: Thursday, October 17
Sukkot Shabbat Chol Hamoed: Saturday, October 19
Sukkot, 7th Day: Sunday, October 20
Shemini Atzeret: Monday, October 21 – Yizkor

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Celebrate Sukkot in our Sukkah
Sunday, October 20
Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot. Shake the Lulav; smell the sweet Etrog.
RSVP by Wednesday, October 16.

Children, Parents invited to Simchat Torah Service & Celebration
Monday, October 21
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 22

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