The Season of Our Rejoicing

Shemini Atzeret | Simchat Torah | Jvillage Network Holiday Kit

5779/2018 times and details to be updated over the summer.

SUKKOT - Feast of Tabernacles - September 23-October 2

ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומיך
Ufros Aleinu Sukkat Sh'lomecha...
Spread over us your sukkah of peace.


Evening Services

6:00 p.m. - Wednesday, September 23, in the Glick Chapel
Kiddush in the Sukkah
No service second evening

Morning Services
9:30 a.m. - Thursday & Friday, September 24-25, in the Glick Chapel
Cake and fruit kiddush in the Sukkah following services

Meals in the Sukkah

our sukkah 2013Saturday, September 29 - Minyan Katan and Minyan Gadol for families with young children meet today at 11:00.  Kiddush lunch for all in the Sukkah (weather permitting) and Newberger Social Hall after Shabbat services.  Join the annual Sukkah Hop after kiddush lunch as members of the community host us in their sukkot.

Now is a good time to watch Ushpizin; read Rabbi Emeritus Gertel's movie review.

Hoshanna Rabbah
9:30 a.m. - Sunday, September 30

SHEMINI ATZERET - Eighth Day of Assembly

Sunday, September 30
6:00 pm – Festival Service in the Glick Chapel

Monday, October 1
9:30 a.m. – Festival Service in the Glick Chapel
11:15 a.m. – Yizkor Memorial Service in the Glick Chapel

SIMCHAT TORAH - Day of Celebrating the Torah

We follow the reflection and introspection of the High Holidays with joyful celebration of the gift of the Torah as a guide for our days.

Monday, October 1 - Erev Simchat Torah

  • 5:30 – Lasagna Dinner in the Newberger Social Hall
    RSVP for the dinner at [email protected] or call 773.752.2770 by 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
  • 6:15 – Hakafot for Young Families with guitar in the Simon Sanctuary
  • 6:45 – Torah Wrap with recent b'nai mitzvah in the Atrium
  • 7:15 – Ma'ariv and full Hakafot in the Simon Sanctuary

Tuesday, October 2
9:30 a.m. - Festival services with Torah reading and hakafot