Help us build our sukkah
September 19th, 9am. More info
Sukkot Picnic at Strawbery Banke
Monday, September 20th, 6:00pm.
Welcome-in the festival together with the Piscataqua Havurah and TIP. Bring a picnic dinner and a chair. More info
Sukkot Yom Tov service
Sukkot services in the Sanctuary
Tuesday, September 21st, 10am.
A service with Hallel, Lulav and Etrog in the sanctuary. Kiddush in our sukkah. More info
Kabbalat Shabbat Sukkot Service & Picnic
Friday, September 24th, 6:00pm
Strawbery Banke Sukkah
Bring a picnic dinner and a chair.
Saturday, September 25th, 10:00am.
Lulav Parade & Picnic Lunch
Sunday, September 26th, 11am
Spiller Farm, Wells, Maine
Join us for a family-friendly Sukkot celebration at the beautiful Spiller Farm in Wells, Maine. Parade with your lulav and etrog! Bring a chair and a picnic lunch. More info and Parking Notes
During the week of Sukkot (Monday evening Sept. 20 through Monday Sept. 27 before sunset), fulfill the mitzvah “to dwell” in the sukkah. Bring a snack, have a seat and recite this blessing:
Barukh Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha-olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu lei’sheiv ba-sukkah.
Blessed is Adonai our G-d who sanctifies us with mitzvot and with this mitzvah to sit in the sukkah.
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah services
Services in the Sanctuary including Torah readings and Yizkor
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10 am.
Shemini Atzeret Morning Service, Siddur Lev Shalem
Hallel Torah Service, Siddur Lev Shalem
Yizkor Book PDF
Shemini Atzeret – Torah Reading, Etz Hayim
Outdoor Simchat Torah Celebration
Tuesday, September 28th, 5:30pm. See below for details!
Please join us for a pizza dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by a community-wide Simchat Torah celebration with “Klezwoods” Klezmer band and ice cream buffet. Kindly register to help us plan refreshments!
Klezwoods is a Boston and New England-based party band that performs music of the Jewish, Eastern European and Arabic traditions with a modern edge. The group has appeared at the Kennedy Center, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and at Fenway Park. The group’s sound is an amalgam of strings, horns and percussion that melds the spirit of these styles with modern grooves, improvisation and melodies. In the spirit of America’s melting pot, these voices are brought together to make a new sound that is truly their own, while still embracing the cultures from which the music is stemmed.