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Sukkot

Sukkot-Dinner-2012-038WebSukkot celebrates both the fall harvest and our deeper connection to nature. It is a joyous season that symbolizes our people’s redemption and God’s protecting presence as they wandered through the wilderness. Sukkot is one of the most physically beautiful holidays because of the fragile sukkah (booth) that we decorate with symbols of the harvest, and the lulav and etrog which we shake as we pray for a good season of rain (even in Seattle).

Upcoming Events:

 
Sukkah Decorating
Sunday, October 1, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
TBA Courtyard
Warm up with temple friends and help our community sukkah look amazing! What to bring: branches of owers or greenery, pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, hay bales, sun owers, grass fronds, or palm fronds.
 
Erev Sukkot Schmooze and Service
Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 PM
TBA Sukkah
Our Sukkot celebration starts with a schmooze and light meal sponsored by the Sisters of Beth Am in our community sukkah from 5:30 - 6:15 PM. There will be butternut squash soup, cheese and crackers, and drinks. Everyone will have the chance to learn together about the season and shake the lulav and etrog. After sipping and snacking in the sukkah, join us for a joyous festival service at 6:15 PM in the sukkah or Sanctuary, depending on the weather.  
 
Sukkot Morning Service
Thursday, October 5, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TBA Sanctuary
Mirroring our evening Sukkot service, we’ll celebrate fall with a joyous service in our Sanctuary, then gather afterwards for bagels and lox provided by TBA. We encourage congregants to bring side salads.
 
SEED/YFBA Sukkot Celebration
Friday, October 6, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
TBA Sukkah
Join us in welcoming SEED Early Childhood School families to Temple Beth Am! We’ll have a special schmooze in the sukkah for SEED and Young Families at Beth Am from 5:00 - 6:00 PM before our Kinder Kabbalat service at 6:00 PM. We’ll have kid-friendly snacks as well as wine and cheese for adults.
 
Rabbi Zlotnick's Sukkot Open House
Saturday, October 7, times vary (see below)
Rabbi Zlotnick's sukkah (address given upon RSVP)
Temple Beth Am members are invited to join Rabbi Ruth A. Zlotnick and Richard Cicale for a schmooze and light nosh in their home sukkah. Please RSVP to Director of Community Engagement Alexis Kort at for more info and the address. *If it’s raining, we’ll have to cancel.
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM for new members who have joined since High Holy Days 5777 (September 2016)
1:30 - 2: 30 PM for members with last names A-K
2:30 - 3:30 PM for members with last names L-Z

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For more information about Sukkot, including history, customs and rituals, family activities, and recipes, go to ReformJudaism.org