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Sukkot @ Adas
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Wednesday, October 4 – Friday, October 13

Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (Erev Sukkot is on Wednesday evening, October 4th) and continues for seven days. It is known by several names, none more descriptive than Z’man Simchataynu, Day of Our Rejoicing. Hag HaSukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, reminds us of the huts (sukkot) in which our ancestors dwelt in the desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. It concludes with the festive Holiday of Simchat Torah!

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"…and you shall take the fruit of goodly trees… and rejoice before the Lord your God." We encourage you to order your Lulav and Etrog in preparation for the festive observance of the Sukkot holiday. 

Lulavim may be picked up on Tuesday, October 3rd, Wednesday October 4th or Thursday October 5th. Lulav and Etrog Orders are Due by Tuesday, September 19th. 

Community Events

Community-Wide Sukkah Building and Decorating
Sunday, October 1 @ 11:00am

We have so many community events already planned to take place in the sukkah: the Gan “snack in the shack,” Religious School Shacharit Live, New Member Reception, Kiddush in the Sukkah, etc. Now we need a community to help build and decorate the famous Adas Israel sukkah on the Connecticut Avenue patio. Please join us in this mitzvah on Sunday, October 1 at 11am for our community Sukkah building and decorating.  For more information please contact Director of Membership Engagement Marcy Spiro, at or 202-362-4433, ext. 113.

Community Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah
Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm
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Join us for a community Shabbat dinner as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot and Shabbat are times to come together with family and friends and sit in the Sukkah, connecting with nature and each other as we express gratitude for the good things in our lives. What a wonderful way to welcome Shabbat at Adas!
6:00pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Rabbis Holtzblatt and Alexander
7:30pm: Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah

New Member Reception in the Sukkah
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm

Please join us in the Sukkah on Tuesday, October 10th for a new member reception. This is an invitation to all our wonderful new members at Adas Israel to join us for a relaxed "meet & greet" with the Adas Israel clergy, lay leaders, and community members! Longstanding members of the community are also encouraged to attend to welcome our new friends to Adas Israel! 




Simchat Torah – Dancing with the Torah
Erev Simchat Torah, Thursday, Oct. 12 @ 6:30pm

On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls wish to dance, so we become their feet! 

Join the Adas Israel community for an ecstatic, musical community celebration on the most joyous holiday of our holy calendar! There will also be a joyous Simchat Torah service with the Traditional Egalitarian Minyan, without instruments, at 7pm. All are welcome!