Celebrate Sukkot with Temple Emanu-El

Tot Sukkot Celebration

Friday, September 29 at 5:00 PM
Sukkot is a holiday of Joy – help us bring the joy by joining us for songs, stories and crafts as we celebrate the beginning of the festival of Sukkot. We’ll celebrate outside in Teva and then will join our entire congregation for a festive oneg (reception) in our Sukkah.  

Tiny Tot

Sukkot/Shabbat Oneg in the Sukkah 

Friday, September 29 at 5:00 PM
Before Sukkot and Shabbat Services join us in our Sukkah (hut) for drinks, food, and gathering. There will be an opportunity to decorate our Sukkah and shake the lulav.  

6:00 PM – Sukkot Shabbat Services  

We’ll celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot with song, prayers, and reflections. After Services you are more than welcome to bring your own Shabbat dinner and gather with our Temple community in our sukkah. We’ll provide beverages and dessert – please RSVP here  if you will be eating in our sukkah.  

Shabbat and Festival Services 

Saturday September 30 at 9 AM 

We’ll mark the holiday of Sukkot and Shabbat with special liturgy for this day. After services stay for a light breakfast in the sukkah.  

Reverse Tashlich 

Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 PM at  Tamaques Park, Westfield 

On Rosh Hashanah, Jews around the world participate in the ancient ritual of Tashlich. We go to a body of water and symbolically cast off the sins of the past year into the water to start the New Year with purity of heart.   

Reverse Tashlich reinvents the tradition as we join together to clean up our environment. The commandment ba’al tashchit, instructs us not to destroy. Mindful of our role in caring for the environment, join Temple Emanu-El members as we help clean up Tamaques Park in Westfield. Please bring your own water in a reusable water bottle, as well as work gloves and rubber boots if you have them. 

Bible Class Begins for the Year!

Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:45 – 11 AM
We’ll mark the beginning of our year of learning in our sukkah with breakfast and reading of a new book of the Hebrew Bible. Everyone is welcome and no prior Bible experience is necessary. RSVP Here.

Sukkot Teen Party 

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 PM

8th through 12th Grade are invited to join the TEEns Council for the Kick Off Sukkah Party. From 7:00 – 8:30 PM Come join us for Chipotle dinner, games, a social action project, and ending the night with ice cream! RSVP HERE    

 Sweets in the Sukkah with Hamishim

Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 PM 
Hamishim is hosting its annual Sweets inthe Sukkah social event for adults 50 and up! Don’t miss it this year. You bring a dessert, we’ll provide the beverages. Register here.

Purchase your very own personal set of Lulav and Etrog.

You can sign up and pay online or mail a check with your name, phone number, and the words “Lulav and Etrog.”.  Enclose $48 either in cash or check made out to Temple Emanu-El, and drop it off by 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 21.

Pickup will be Wednesday & Thursday, September 27 & 28, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday, September 29 between the hours of 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Erev Sukkot begins on Friday evening, September 29.

The Lulav & Etrog sets will be in the kitchen refrigerator.Questions? Please call Carol Jassin at 908-858-6318 or email cjassin@tewnj.org.

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