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Each week we'll continue sharing Shabbat with each other (find out more here) and we're also excited to ensure that we can still share in celebrating festivals together over these troubled times.

Get ready for the festivals, with our Sukkot and Simchat Torah Packs - *Deadline 29th September* click here for more information.

Sukkot

Sukkot is a very joyful festival having historical as well as agricultural roots. The festival commemorates the Israelites wandering in the desert for a forty-year period, a time when they did not have permanent but only temporary dwellings- hence the tradition that we build our own tents, or booths which is called a sukkah. The meaning of Sukkot is “booths” which refers to the housing during this period. Many people call Sukkot “Harvest Festival”, because at this time we also give thanks for the harvest and all that is provided for us by the earth.

  • Sukkah Decorating - Book in for a slot to decorate our Sukkah! Click here for more information.
  • Sukkah Lunches - Fulfil a Mitzvah and come eat lunch in our Sukkah! Click here for more information.
  • Erev Sukkot Family Service - Friday 2nd October, 6:00pm - Join Yael Roberts, Rabbi Benji and Yoav Oved for our family festival service. We will have the Siddur for the service available online and include it in a reminder email on the day. Please note, this is at the earlier time of 6:00pm.
  • Sukkot Morning Service - Saturday 3rd October, 10:30am - Join Rabbi Benji on Zoom as we celebrate Sukkot together with our Morning Service. We will have the Siddur for the service available online and include it in a reminder email on the day.

The Days of Sukkot

As Sukkot lasts all week, we've got an exciting array of events ready for you throughout the week! Check back soon for more information on all of these events.

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is one of the most joyful and family-friendly festivals of the year, when we dance, sing, eat sweets, wave flags and above all celebrate as we both read the last words of Deuteronomy to complete the Torah, and read the first words of Genesis….”In the beginning…” to restart the cycle afresh.

  • Erev Simchat Torah Service - Friday 9th October, 6:30pm - Join Rabbi Benji as he welcomes in Simchat Torah with our online service. We will have the Siddur for the service available online and include it in a reminder email on the day. 
  • Simchat Torah Intergenerational Morning Service - Saturday 10th October, 10:30am - Join Rabbi Benji, Yael and Yoav as we celebrate Simchat Torah together with our Intergenerational Morning Service. We'll also be having guest stars in the service as our Or Shabbat Students join the service from Kent House. We will have the Siddur for the service available online and include it in a reminder email on the day.

Fri, 30 October 2020 12 Cheshvan 5781