Sukkot is the last of the three pilgrimage festivals. Like Passover, and Shavuot, Sukkot has a dual significance: historical and agricultural. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters.
Sukkot lasts for seven days. The two days following the festival, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, are separate holidays but are related to Sukkot and are commonly thought of as part of Sukkot. On Shemini Atzeret we begin to pray for rain and also commemorate those who have died in the past year with Yizkor services. Simchat Torah is the holiday where we begin reading the Torah anew.
SUKKOT SCHEDULE 2022 / 5783
October 9–16, 2022
OCTOBER 17–18, 2022
This year, our CBE Sukkah will be in Prospect Park near the Meadowport Arch. We will be sharing a pin drop to the exact location in the park. An additional sukkah will be on 8th Avenue.
Erev Sukkot and Kiddush
Sunday, October 9 at 6:30 PM — CBE Sukkah in Prospect Park
Sukkot Festival Morning Service
Monday, October 10 at 9:30 AM — CBE Sukkah in Prospect Park
Antioch Baptist Church & CBE Sukkot Gathering
Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM — CBE Sukkah in Prospect Park
Yachad High School Parent Night
Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM — 8th Avenue Sukkah
Young Member Kabbalat Shabbat with Jazz Quintet
Friday, October 14 at 6:30 PM — CBE Chapel
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 AM — CBE Sanctuary
Sukkot Block Party
Saturday, October 15 at 12:00–2:00 PM — Garfield Place between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West
After services, come have fun outdoors with your CBE community. Food! Music! Games for kids! And a chance to learn about all of the amazing things happening at CBE and how you can connect with others and get involved.
In the case of inclement weather, we will meet in the CBE Ballroom.
CBE Dayenu Circle Climate Change Event
Saturday, October 15 at 2:30–4:30 PM — CBE Ballroom
Join Bill McKibben, Mary Powell, Brad Lander, and the CBE Dayenu Circle to get to work on protecting our climate. Please register here.