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Sukkot 5782

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. On Sukkot we “live” in the sukkah (or at least try to have some meals there), wave the lulav and etrog at services, and are commanded to be joyous!

Sign up to help set up and break down the sukkah HERE.

Sukkot Morning Service

Tuesday, September 21, 10-11:45am, CDT Sukkah

All are welcome to join Rabbi Toba as we shake the the lulav, sing Hallel, and celebrate the fall harvest Sukkot holiday outdoors at the CDT Sukkah in the Kramer & Zisk backyard. Masks required. All ages welcome (this service will not be livestreamed).  Please register here.

In case of rain, we will shift to the CDT sanctuary, with restrictions in place (vaccinated people aged 12 and over only).

Mixed Media Midrash: Sukkot A Zoom program with guest teacher Abi Oshins

Tuesday, September 21, 7-8pm, Zoom

Calling all text lovers and art enthusiasts! Mixed Media Midrash will gather to explore Sukkot through text study, creative interpretation, and community. Using materials at home we'll come together to ask how visual creation can help us understand our sacred texts and ourselves. No previous art or text study experience is required - just a penchant for curiosity and a heart open to creativity. For Zoom registration and more, please go to this link.

Have the following supplies ready: 
Paper (white computer paper or lined paper)
A few colored markers
A pen
Construction paper or other colored paper (optional but encouraged)
Glue stick/ elmer’s glue/ tape (optional but encouraged)
Scissors (optional but encouraged)

Rebuilding the Fallen Sukkah: Environmental and Housing Justice on Sukkot

Wednesday, September 22, 7-8:30pm, CDT Sukkah

Sukkot is a joyous holiday, full of celebration and relaxation after the High Holydays. Yet the Grace After Meals for Sukkot contains one curious insertion. "Oh Compassionate One," it pleads, "please raise David's fallen Sukkah!" While the liturgy alludes to the biblical King David, its broader message is clear: venturing outside to build temporary dwellings calls us to notice all that is fallen and in need of repair.

In that spirit, please join Rabbinic Intern Emmanuel Cantor and Tikkun Olam Committee members as we plan CDT's upcoming work on two urgent, Sukkot-related issues: housing and climate justice. Together, we will explore relevant Jewish sources and learn how to get involved in GBIO's affordable housing campaign and CDT's Dayenu Circle, our hub for climate justice action. If you'd like to eat in our Sukkah, please feel free to come early at 6pm and bring your own dinner.

In case of rain, we will shift to Zoom, and the link will be posted here and on the calendar event listing.

Kesher Yisraeli Erev Shabbat

Friday, September 24, 6:00-7:30pm, CDT Sukkah

Celebrate Sukkot Israeli-style!  CDT’s Kesher Yisraeli group invites members and friends of all ages to welcome Shabbat in the sukkah with Israeli music, dancing, and treats.  We’ll begin with dinner from 6:00 to 6:45:  bring your own picnic and beach blanket or chairs.  At 6:45, we’ll have candle lighting, Israeli dancing, singing with accompaniment by the Band-its youth ensemble, a special musical performance by Randi Levin, and Israeli treats and sweets.  Don’t forget your masks, and please register here.  There is no rain date for this event.

Chol Ha'mo'ed Sukkot Shabbat Service in the Sukkah

Saturday, September 25, 10am-11:30am, CDT Sukkah and livestreamed

Join Rabbi Toba in the CDT Sukkah (weather permitting) for a special Shabbat morning service featuring the songs of Hallel! In case of inclement weather, the service will move to the CDT sanctuary. All ages welcome! Masks and pre-registration HERE required.

In case of rain, we will shift to the CDT sanctuary. Live stream link

All Ages Sukkot Gathering

Sunday, September 26, 5-7pm, CDT Sukkah

Join us for an evening of Sukkot celebration! There will be lulavs to shake and a sukkah to sit and eat in. Bring your own picnic, blanket, and bug spray, wear your masks, and enjoy Sukkot activities and a story with Rabbi Toba & Earnest.

5pm Early bird picnic and Sukkot activities for families with children under 7

5:30-6pm Activities and Sukkot story for all ages

6pm All are invited to stay for a picnic dinner

If your family has children under and over 6, please choose whatever time works best for your family.

There is no rain date for this program.

Simchat Torah 5782

Tuesday evening, September 28, 7:00-8:00pm, Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, 120 Corey St, West Roxbury

We will close the week of Sukkot festivities with this celebration of the Torah!  This year we are joining with our sister Reconstructionist congregation, Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, for an outdoor, all-ages Simchat Torah celebration.  Come join Rabbi Toba, Rabbi Barbara, and CDT musicians for an evening of dancing with the Torah scrolls, and reading the very end of the Torah, and starting all over at the very beginning!  Be sure to wear your dancing shoes (and a mask).

There is neither a rain date nor a live stream for this program.

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782