High Holy Days 5778/2017
Celebrate the High Holy Days with us at Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue
The Torah directs us on the fifteenth of the Jewish month of Tishri that we are to build and dwell in the Sukkah (or Booth) to remember how the Israelites lived in booths when they came out of Egypt. It’s also a time to remember how the Lord provided for them all throughout their wilderness journey, and to celebrate God’s provision in our lives. As Messianic Jews, we remeber how the Lord came down to dwell with us both in the wilderness, and also through Messiah Yeshua, who dwells in us.
While we build Sukkah at home with our families, we also build one at Beth Israel and celebrate Sukkot with two special services. The first is on Erev Shabbat during Sukkot where we have out Shabbat service outside under the Sukkah in the evening. Then, the following day we have a Sukkot service under the Sukkah followed by a picnic with food and fellowship. This service includes hanging fruit and vegetables from the Sukkah, a time of prayer and pouring water to wash hands, and also music and dancing.
Sukkot Evening Service (Outdoor Refreshments under the Sukkah after Service) | Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm
Sukkot Service and Picnic | Saturday, October 7 at 10am. Shabbat Service followed by Picnic at the Sukkah.
RSVP to the Picnic Today!
If you plan to attend the Sukkot Picnic on Oct 22, please register and make a donation of any amount. If you can only donate a little, that’s ok. Or, if you can donate more to help provide for others, that’s great too. Your donations help offset picnic costs while also making it possible for more of our Beth Israel family to participate.
Your donation RSVP acts like your “ticket” to the picnic. By filling out the RSVP information and making a donation, we know who plans to come so that we can adequately prepare. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 19. Thank you!
This holiday celebrates and marks the end of the annual reading cycle of Torah, and begins the new cycle for the new year!
Our Simchat Torah service includes a once a year opportunity to carry the Torah and Haftarah scrolls around the synagogue for yourself, as well as a hands on time to roll back the Torah Scroll to the beginning, to portion B’reshit (Genesis 1:1).
Simchat Torah Service | Saturday, October 14 at 10:30am