Sukkot and Simchat Torah 5779

Sukkot begins on the evening of Sunday, September 23, and lasts for seven nights. It is followed by Simchat Torah on Monday, October 1, where we joyously dance with the Torah. During Sukkot we recreate our forebears' wandering in the desert by building temporary shelters, or sukkot, where we can study, eat and sleep.

Sukkot Schedule

  • Monday, September 24, 10:30 am: Sukkot Festival Services in the Sukkah
  • Monday, September 24, 6:00 pm: Interfaith Women's Sukkot Dinner & Screening (JCC)
  • Friday, September 28, 6:15 pm: Sukkot Shabbat Services in the Sanctuary
  • Friday, September 28, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah (RSVP here)

Sukkot in the Home

Join Rabbis Stacy, Elana, and Lara, and Cantor David in a sukkah as they each host a neighborhood celebration. Bring a potluck vegetarian dish for approximately 8-10 people to share. As space will be limited, please sign up for only one Sukkot in the Home gathering. Each venue is accessible for those with mobility challenges. RSVP here.
Sunday, September 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Home of Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown
San Anselmo, Fairfax, Ross, Kentfield, Greenbrae
Monday, September 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Home of Rabbi Lara Regev
Novato, Petaluma, Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Hosted by Rabbi Stacy Friedman in a congregant family's home
Southern Marin, Corte Madera, Larkspur
Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Hosted by Cantor David Margules in a congregant family's home
Central and Northern San Rafael

Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Services
Monday, October 1, 10:30 am
One of four special services throughout the year, Yizkor is a time to remember and honor our loved ones. May their memories be a blessing.

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah & Blessing of the Children
Monday, October 1
5:30 pm adult learning | 6:00 pm pizza dinner* | 6:30  pm services, blessing and dancing for all
Come early to enlighten your eyes with a little Torah, then take a pizza break to build up the energy for a dance party in the sanctuary! Our very own Rodef Sholom musicans will provide energetic music for dancing with our Torahs! This joyous holiday is one of the highlights of the Jewish calendar. We invite all families to bring your children and receive a special blessing to start off the school year. 
*RSVP here for dinner.