Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Sukkot begins on the evening of Wednesday, October 4, and lasts for seven nights. It is followed by Simchat Torah on Thursday, October 12, 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

  • Thursday, October 5, 10:30 am: Sukkot Festival Services
  • Friday, October 6, 6:15 pm: Sukkot Shabbat Services
  • Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah (RSVP here)
  • Friday, October 6, 8:30 pm: Dessert & Shabbat Unplugged 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. For each event, bring a potluck vegetarian dish to share. As space will be limited, please sign up for only one Sukkot in the Home gathering. RSVP here.
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Home of Rabbi Stacy Friedman
Southern Marin
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Home of Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown*
Larkspur, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, San Anselmo, Fairfax
Sunday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Home of Rabbi Lara Regev*
Novato, Petaluma, Santa Rosa
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Hosted by Cantor David Margules in a congregant family's home*
Central and Northern San Rafael
*These gatherings are wheelchair-accessible.

Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor Services
Thursday, October 12, 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
Thursday, October 12
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.