The holiday of Sukkot literally translates to the “Festival of Booths.” It commemorates G-d’s protection as the Jews wandered the dessert for 40 years after leaving Egypt. For a week, Jews are supposed to dwell in Sukkahs (huts), eat their meals there and actually even sleep there. The first two days and last two days (Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah) are major Yom Tovs (holidays), with many Orthodox restrictions But what sets Sukkot apart from other holidays is that Jews are required to say a blessing over the “Four Kinds” on Sukkot and Chol Hamoed (Intermediate Days). The Four Kinds–Etrog (citron), Lulav (palm frond), Hadassim (myrtle twigs) and Aravot (willow twigs)–are bundled together and waved around as a special prayer is recited.

We invite all to join us at the Cruger Avenue Synagogue for traditional Sukkot services and special full-course, Kosher dinners and lunches in our spacious outdoor Sukkah. As always, services and all meals ae FREE OF CHARGE!

Sukkot Schedule:

Sunday, October 9:

Evening Services: 6:30 pm; Dinner to follow

Monday, October 10:

Morning Services: 10 am; Lunch to follow

Evening Services 6:15 pm; Dinner to follow

Tuesday, October 11:

Morning Services: 10 am; Lunch to follow

Evening Services: 6:15 pm

Holiday Ends: 7:02 pm

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