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.
At CBE we build a beautiful Sukkah. In previous years, our Sukkot have garnered attention from local press because of their innovative architecture or their significance to important issues of our times.
Sukkot Happenings 2017
Erev Sukkot Kiddush and Potluck
Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 PM
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Sukkot Morning Service
Thursday, October 5, 9:00 AM
Yizkor Memorial Service followed by a Sukkot Potluck
Wednesday, October 11
Service at 6:30 PM
Potluck at 8:00 PM
Simchat Torah at CBE, with Kabbalat Ha’Torah for New Students
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 PM
Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn
Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 PM at Grand Army Plaza
Join Jews from all over Brooklyn in rejoicing, singing, and dancing with our sacred scrolls as we go back to the beginning! Check Facebook for more information.