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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. 

2015 Sukkot Schedule:

Women's Sukkot Dinner
Monday, September 28, 6:00 pm
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to host the women of CRC for a night of friendship and food in the Sukkah with Rabbi Susan and Rabbi Deana. Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Tristan Jones at tristan@centralreform.org.

Men's Sukkot Dinner
Tuesday, September 29, 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 with Rabbi Randy, and share good times and a delicious potluck dinner. Please bring a main dish to share and wine or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Spread the word! RSVP to Michael DiPlacido at mgdivemaster@sbcglobal.net.

Religious School Service and Sukkot Picnic
Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 pm
Students will begin their regular class at 4:00 pm. We will bring the students outside at 5:30 pm for a service in the Sukkah. Parents and members are welcome to join the service and weather permitting can bring a picnic dinner for their family to enjoy under the sukkah. Parents with questions contact Essie Mitchell at essie@centralreform.org.

LGBT Sukkot Celebration
Friday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Our group continues and grows! Please join us for a potluck dinner to celebrate Sukkot (weather permitting) in our Sukkah. Please join Maggie Duwe for fun and learning. And the food is always great! Please RSVP to Maggie at maggie@centralreform.org.

Yizkor Service
Monday, October 5, 8:00 am
The central aspect of this service is sharing a brief memory of the loved ones we come to remember. It becomes a wonderfully moving and emotional service - a rather intimate space so people have a chance to speak about their loved ones. You may remember any loved ones, not just those who died in this past year. A circle of love envelops everyone who attends this service.