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5780 Service Schedule and Information


Erev Sukkot - Sunday, October 13
8:45 AM Morning Service
11:00 AM Lulav/Etrog Pickup
5:00 PM Tot Sukkot Program and Dinner
6:30 PM Sukkot Evening Service
6:47 PM Yom Tov Candle Lighting

Sukkot Day 1 - Monday, October 14
9:00 AM Sukkot Morning Service
10:30 AM Youth Services
6:30 PM Evening Services
7:00 PM Adults Sukkot Dinner
7:46 PM Yom Tov Candle Lighting*

Sukkot Day 2 - Tuesday, October 15
9:00 AM Sukkot Morning Service
10:30 AM Youth Services
12:00 PM Lunch & Learn in the Sukkah
6:15 PM Afternoon Service
7:30 PM 20s & 30s Sukkot Dinner

Weekday Hol Hamoed - Wednesday, October 16
6:45 AM Hol Hamoed Morning Service
6:15 PM Evening Services
6:30 PM Family Sukkot Dinner

Weekday Hol Hamoed - Thursday, October 17
6:45 AM Hol Hamoed Morning Service
6:15 PM Evening Services

Weekday Hol Hamoed - Friday, October 18
6:45 AM Hol Hamoed Morning Service
6:30 PM Shabbat Evening Services
6:41 PM Shabbat Candle Lighting

Shabbat Hol Hamoed - Saturday, October 19
9:00 AM Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 AM Youth Services
5:00 PM Afternoon Service/Shaleshudis

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Hoshannah Rabba and Erev Shemini Atzeret - Sunday, October 20
8:15 AM Hoshannah Rabba Morning Service
6:15 PM Evening Services
6:39 PM Yom Tov Candle Lighting

Shemini Atzeret and Erev Simchat Torah - Monday, October 21
9:00 AM Shemini Atzeret Morning Service with Yizkor
10:30 AM Youth Services
6:15 PM Evening Services
6:45 PM Kindergarten Consecration, Hakafot and Simchat Torah Pep Rally
7:38 PM Yom Tov Candle Lighting*

Simchat Torah - Tuesday, October 22
9:00 AM Simchat Torah Morning Service
9:45 AM Hakafot/Dancing with the Torah
10:30 AM Torah Roll
10:45 AM Aliyot for all adults, Youth Services

Planning Ahead

Lulav and Etrog Ordering
Sukkot begins Sunday, October 13. Fulfill the mitzvah and share the ritual of sight, sound, smell and taste with your family. Orders will be available for pick up on Sunday, October 13.


Dinners and Events in the Sukkah

Why do we eat in the sukkah? Dwelling in the sukkah is one of the two unique commandments for the holiday of Sukkot (the other is lulav and etrog). There are particular details as to how to build a sukkah including that it is built under the open sky and remains open to the natural elements. Its roof is made of materials that grow from the ground (S’chach), and as we sit in the sukkah, we cannot help but feel that we are a part of the world around us. The more time we spend in the sukkah, the more we appreciate our connection to nature, while also realizing the blessing of God’s protection that sustains us from the powerful natural forces that are always at work each day. Like the biblical Israelites who dwelled in booths during their sojourn in the wilderness, so too do we realize that we are not in full control of our wellbeing, and humbly recognize how we are a part of something much greater than ourselves.

 Tot Breakfast for Dinner in the Sukkah - Sunday, October 13 at 5:00 PM
All families with children ages 5 and under are invited to join us for a Sukkot-themed activity and "Breakfast for Dinner" in the Sukkah! The price is $36 per family which includes up to 2 adults and 2 children, $12 per additional adult and $8 per additional child. 

 Adult Sukkot Brisket Dinner - Monday, October 14 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy a special Adults Only brisket dinner in the Sukkah catered by Keith's Corner BBQ. The price is $25 per person.

 20s & 30s Java in the Hut - Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Call your friends and cozy up in the B'nai Torah Sukkah with a hot drink, nosh and board games. Order your favorite drink from our on-site barista and enjoy an evening of fun and games. Feel free to bring your favorite games. We are thrilled to partner with The Sixth Point for this event! The price is $10 per person.

 Family Sukkot Pizza Dinner - Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM
Come together with your B'nai Torah family for "Pizza in the Hut!" Family members of all ages are welcome! The price is $15 per adult and $8 per child.

 Sisterhood Mah Jongg in the Sukkah - Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 PM
Join your fellow sisters to play Mah Jongg in the sukkah! There will be nosh, wine and other beverages, a raffle and prizes! This is open to all skill levels - we will have a beginners table available. Please bring your Mah Jongg set and 2019 card. The cost is $5 per person and includes a raffle ticket! Click here to register.

Please note - These dinners will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the activities and dinners will be held in the Social Hall.


Shemini Atzeret

Sunday, October 20 and Monday, October 21
Evening services will held on Sunday, October 20 at 6:15 PM. On October 21, services begin at 9:00 AM, with Yizkor and Youth Services both starting at 10:30 AM.


Simchat Torah Celebration

Simchat Torah Pep Rally - Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:15 PM
After the seriousness of the High Holidays, this is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate. Services begin at 6:15 PM and the Pep Rally with food and dancing begins at 6:45 PM. This is your family's chance to get up close and personal with the Torah, which is one of the most important elements of Judaism. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in one of the seven hakafot, dancing and singing with the Torah. Come as you are and just have fun! Plus, there will be free food! Click here to register.

Hakafot Groups: As we did last year, we are assigning each of the seven hakafot to different communities at B'nai Torah. Each community will bring some ruach, hold the Torah, and showcase their unique spirit to the community. We hope you will join your group!

  1. First Hakafah - All kindergarteners
  2. Second Hakafah - Students and families of Atlanta Jewish Academy
  3. Third Hakafah - Students and families of The Davis Academy
  4. Fourth Hakafah - Students and families of The Epstein School
  5. Fifth Hakafah - Students and families of the B'nai Torah Religious School
  6. Sixth Hakafah - High school students and families (families of The Weber School and public High Schools)
  7. Seventh Hakafah - All adults

Simchat Torah Morning - Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 AM
The celebration continues Tuesday morning with services at 9:00 AM and another seven chances to dance with the Torah starting at 9:45 AM. Aliyot for all and Youth Services will begin at 10:45 AM. This is a great option for children who do not have school on Tuesday or might not be able to stay until the end of the evening program the night before.

Fri, October 18 2019 19 Tishrei 5780