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Sukkot/Simchat Torah 5784

Sukkot is the "Festival of the Ingathering," the Biblical harvest holiday where we celebrate the abundance in our lives while remembering the precariousness of our ancestors' journey through the wilderness. The Sukkot week begins this year on Friday evening, September 29. On Sukkot we build and eat our meals in the sukkah, wave the lulav and etrog at services, and are instructed to be joyous — here are some opportunities to do all three! 

Blessings for erev Sukkot & dwelling in the sukkah

Kabbalat Shabbat Singing in the Sukkah

Friday, October 6, 6:15-9:00 pm
CDT Sukkah at Cabot Park, Newton (rain plan: 60 Highland St, West Newton)

All are welcome to join Rabbinic Intern Akiva Nelson for a brief Shabbat evening service followed by a potluck veggie dinner and Jewish song-share and singalong. This is an adult-oriented, all-ages-welcome gathering. Please bring a veggie main dish or salad to share, and your songful spirit! 

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Shemini Atzeret Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm 
CDT Sanctuary and Zoom

All are invited to join Rabbi Toba in the CDT Sanctuary or on Zoom for this final service of the Sukkot week, featuring an ancient prayer for rain. Kiddush lunch follows services.

Simchat Torah Celebration

Saturday, October 7
CDT (60 Highland St, West Newton) 

5:30 pm  Shorashim Celebration (families with children 5 and younger)
6:00 pm  Candle-lighting and catered dinner (all-ages)
7:00 pm  Simchat Torah celebration 

Come celebrate as we close our year of Torah reading and re-roll the scroll to start again! Families with younger children are invited to begin the celebration of Torah at 5:30 pm, and then all are welcome for a special holiday dinner at 6. At 6:45 pm, we will honor our CDT Religious School students and their Torah learning. At 7 pm, we'll gather in the CDT sanctuary for a fun evening service including Torah Quiz (prizes for kids and adults!), followed by  dancing with the Torah scrolls and unrolling the Torah! Join Rabbi Toba and CDT musicians for a fun, musical evening. 

Sukkah 'Stravaganza

Friday-Saturday, September 29-30

This year, we are welcoming the Sukkot holiday with meals in one anothers' sukkot through the greater Boston area. 

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First Day of Sukkot Service

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm 
CDT Sanctuary and Zoom

At this special Shabbat service, we'll sing Hallel in honor of the Sukkot holiday! Kiddush lunch follows services.

All-Ages Sukkot Celebration

Sunday, October 1, 9:30 am-12:00 pm 
CDT Sukkah at Cabot Park, Newton (rain location: Cabot Elementary School)

Join us beginning at 9:30 am for coffee, hot chocolate, and bagels in the CDT Sukkah! At 10 am, we'll gather together for Sukkot songs and stories, followed by Sukkot activities for kids and adults, including sukkah decorating, a nature walk, stories and games, and adult learning from 10:30 am to noon. All are welcome!

Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784