Sukkot at Berkeley Hillel

Sukkot, the Jewish festival that falls five days after Yom Kippur, is a time for celebration, joy, and gratitude! We build a sukkah and dwell in it throughout the holiday.

Sunday, October 13th

7:00pm: Sukkot Chag Meal
Join us for a festive holiday dinner in the Sukkah! Please RSVP here.

Monday, October 14th

10:30-12:00pm: Bagels in the Sukkah!
Join us for delicious bagels and schmoozing in the sukkah.

7:00pm: Sukkot Chag Meal
Join us for a festive holiday dinner in the Sukkah! Please RSVP here.

Tuesday, October 15th
6:00pm-8:00pm: Interfaith in a Hut
Join the Interfaith Action Initiative to celebrate Sukkot! Learn all about this holiday while enjoying learning, activities, and of course, food.

8:30-10:00pm: Senior Fellowship in the Sukkah with Rabbi Adam

Wednesday, October 16th

4:00-5:00pm: Sukkot 101
Why do we build a sukkah? What are we celebrating? And what’s with the shaking of the lulav and etrog? We will explore the themes, traditions, and rituals of the special holiday of Sukkot. Taught by Gaby Ostrove and Lauren Schuchart.

6:00-7:00pm Sukkot BBQ
Same delicious food, same warm community, different seating! Enjoy BBQ and spending some time eating in the sukkah.

7:00-8:30pm: Sweet Sukkot
Join the Freshmen Fellows for a dessert event in the sukkah!

Thursday, October 17th

11:30-1:00pm: Study Jam in the Sukkah with the Office of ASUC Senator Shelby Weiss

6:30-8:30pm: Challah For Hunger: Sukkot Edition

Friday, October 18th
10:00-11:00am: Coffee with Rashi
Join Rabbi Adam for coffee and learning the parsha (Torah portion of the week).

12:30-2:00pm: Shakshuka in the Sukkah
Join Mishelanu and Bears for Israel for delicious homemade shakshuka.

6:00-9:00pm: Homecoming Shabbat in the Sukkah!
This special Shabbat evening is both during Sukkot AND during homecoming! Family is warmly invited to join us.
There will be two service options offered at 6:00pm, followed by a delicious catered dinner at 7:00pm.

Sunday, October 20th
7:00pm: Shmeni Atzeret Chag Meal
Join us for a festive holiday dinner in the Sukkah, celebrating the holiday of Shmeni Atzeret! Please RSVP here

Monday, October 21st
10:30-12:00pm: Bagels in the Sukkah!
Join us for delicious bagels and schmoozing in the sukkah.

6:00pm: Simchat Torah Chag Meal!
Join us for a festive holiday dinner in the Sukkah, celebrating the holiday of Simchat Torah! Please RSVP here

Simchat Torah Dancing!
Simchat Torah is a joyous time celebrating the end of the reading of the Torah cycle for the year (and beginning it again!). There are many opportunities in Berkeley to dance with the Torah, and staff would love for you to join them. Check back here for updates on locations.

At 6:00pm, Lauren warmly invites anyone who is interested in celebrating to come to her home for a light dinner and hanging out before dancing. She will be going to Congregation Beth Israel, and Netivot Shalom is right around the corner! Email her at lschuchart@berkeleyhillel.org

Tuesday, October 22nd
11:00-12:00: Meditation with Dani
Join Dani in a mindfulness meditation focusing on themes of starting over.

Wednesday, October 23rd
5:00-6:00pm: Joyful Celebration of the Torah
Join us before BBQ as we read both the end and the beginning of the Torah together.