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Sukkot and Simchat Torah

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Sukkot Service
Monday, September 20, 6 p.m.
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Welcome the Festival of Sukkot with song, prayer and togetherness. All are welcome to join us for a brief outdoor service for the whole family, featuring music and prayer to welcome the Festival of Sukkot! Family friendly, warm and welcoming service for all – hosted in our Congregation’s Sukkah.

Sukkot BBQ Dinner
Monday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
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Bring your own picnic dinner – free! Or, pre-order a Sugarfire BBQ Dinner (all pre-packaged) – $18 for adults; $12 for children under 10. Choice of Beef Brisket or Smoked Turkey, sides, beverage and dessert!

Spirits in the Sukkah – Bourbon Tasting
Monday, September 20, 7:15 p.m.
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An Educational Tasting of 4 Bourbons with Chef Andrew Shrensker, bourbon expert – $20. For adults only.

We will learn about and taste 4 different bourbons, facilitated in a casual, informative and fun way! We’ll learn about the different ingredients and flavors and taste different things together.  (Small samples of each bourbon will be served.)

After our learning and tasting, you can bring your own favorite bourbon to talk about and share with others. In celebration of Sukkot, we invite those who have come before us and who have shaped us into the people we are today to join us spiritually.

Thanks to our co-chairs for making this event possible: Harvey Brandvein, Stewart Sheinbein, Sam Silverstein, Greg Yawitz

KeSHEr’s 3rd Annual Sisters in the Sukkah Program
Wednesday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Shaare Emeth Courtyard

Join Shaare Emeth women’s group KeSHEr as we will learn all about succulents from Laura Dooley of LoKey Designs! Each participant will create their own mini terrarium while building friendships and community. There will be a fee of $35 to help cover the cost of materials and supplies for this amazing project.

Embracing Uncertainty and Finding Joy
Thursday, September 23, 10 a.m.
Shaare Emeth Labyrinth and Sukkah
Sponsored by the Jewish Mindfulness Center of St. Louis

Sukkot is a holiday of many themes: joy, harvest, sustenance, impermanence – all symbolized in the simple structure of a sukkah. Join with Rabbi Goldstein to explore these themes and more through prayer, meditation and walking the labyrinth. All are welcome.

Kabbalat Shabbat with MaTovu and Rabbi Rachel K. Bearman
Friday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
MaTovu Sukkah – Botanical Heights Community Garden, 4060 Folsom Ave.

Join Rabbi Bearman and MaTovu prayer leaders for a joyful, creative Kabbalat Shabbat in MaTovu’s Sukkah (Botanical Heights Community Gaden). After the service, we will share a meal together (individually packaged options available) as we celebrate the bounty of the season.

Services start at 6:30 – come a bit early to schmooze!

Sukkot: Less Hut, More Harvest
Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. – Noon
Thies Farms (4215 N. Hanley Rd.)
FUN experience for ALL AGES!

Join Rabbi Bearman, Lucy Greenbaum and Traditions with a Twist for an intergenerational Sukkot Shabbat Program for ALL AGES. We will begin with a Shabbat experience with song and prayer followed by activities for all ages including hay rides and picking apples which we will then use to bake apple bread to donate. Deadline extended: RSVP by Thursday, September 24.

Brought to you by Traditions with a Twist: Susie Horowitz, Josh Hutkins, Jim Lammers, Michelle Novof, Vicki Platke, Anna Poger, Jennifer Rosenthal, Jen Scissors, co-chairs: Staci and Joe Gerchen, staff: Rabbi Lori Levine, Debbie Bram and Beth Kodner


Simchat Torah Service
Monday, September 27, 6 p.m.

Celebrate the Joy of the Torah – a brief, intergenerational service of prayer, music and the joy of concluding and beginning our journey through Torah once again.

Simchat Torah/Atzeret Yizkor Service
Tuesday, September 28, 9 a.m.

Join us in our traditional festival morning service for the final day of Simchat Torah and Yizkor/Remembering.


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