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Sukkot

Sukkot, Hebrew for "booths" or "huts," refers to the week-long Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest and  commemorates the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai.

Each year at CRC, we erect and decorate a large wooden sukkah in front of our entrance. During Sukkot, we hold a variety of events where we eat and wave the lulav and etrog. 

2017 Sukkot Schedule:

Men's Sukkot Dinner

Thursday, October 5, 6:00 pm

Come join us for a festive meal celebrating the season of Sukkot. We will meet in our wonderful CRC sukkah, learn and study, and share good times with a delicious potluck dinner. Please bring a main dish to share and a non-alcoholic drink of your choice. 

 
LGBTQIA+ Sukkot Dinner
Friday, October 6, 6:00 pm

Please join us for a potluck dinner to celebrate Sukkot. Weather allowing, it will be in our sukkah. Let’s get together for fun and learning. CRC will provide the main dish and challah, but the rest will be potluck! If your last name begins with A-J, bring enough wine for 12 people. If your last name begins with K-Z, bring a dessert for 12. 

 
Sukkot New and Perspective Member Welcome
Sunday, October 8, 3:30—5:00 pm

Under the CRC sukkah (or inside if weather doesn’t hold up for us). All those who have joined CRC since last High Holidays are invited to join Rabbi Susan, Rabbi Randy, and CRC Board Members under the sukkah to enjoy refreshments, conversation, and a special blessing. Children are welcome: we will have a special sukkot activity for them.

 
Women's Sukkot Dinner
Monday, October 9, 6:00 pm

In Their Sheltering Presence: The Women Flowing Through Our Tradition and Our Lives 
There is a mystical tradition of inviting mythic women guests (Ushpizot) to dwell with us during the eight days of Sukkot. We will name and celebrate their strength, wisdom, humor, vulnerabilities, and reflect on their influence in our lives. Come share an abundant source of nourishment for our physical and spiritual well being. Join us for meaningful learning with Rabbi Dale Schreiber and a delicious potluck dinner under our sukkah.