Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot

Join us in the sukkah during this joyous harvest holiday.

Sukkot Graphic Celebrate Sukkot with Riverdale Temple

Communal Sukkah Building – Sun., October 13 at 9 a.m.
Simcha Learning Center: School-wide family workshop including Sukkah decoration – Sun., October 13 at 9 a.m.
Sukkot Evening Service – Sun., October 13 at 7 p.m.
Sukkot I Morning Service – Mon., October 14 at 10 a.m.
Sukkot II Morning Service – Tue., October 15  at 10 a.m.
Sukkot Tot Shabbat with pizza dinner – Fri., October 18 at 5 p.m.
Women of Reform Judaism Lunch in the Sukkah! $20 per adult, $10 per child (5-13) — Pay online — Sat., October 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Sh’mini Atzeret Service & Yizkor – Mon., Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

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.