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Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

etrogs in rows

Community Sukkah

The FTJC Sukkah will be in its usual location on the lawn north of the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine. To find the Sukkah, enter through the northern entrance at 701 Fort Washington Avenue and make a right to the grassy area at the north end of the property (just south of Javits playground).

Covid precautions: The Sukkah has an open design with plenty of air flow. We will have fewer tables, spaced farther apart. People may sit together by mutual consent.

There is no signup or scheduling for meals, just show up, be friendly, be considerate of those waiting, and be patient if necessary. It is also possible to make kiddush and "hamotzi" inside the Sukkah and then picnic on a lawn blanket.

Please **clean up** and leave no trace, so we don't have skunks as ushpizin (guests)! No smoking; alcohol for Kiddush only and only inside the Sukkah.

 

Lulav and Etrog Orders

Pre-orders are now closed. If you have pre-ordered a lulav and etrog, Pickups are Sunday September 18, 12:00-4:00 PM, on the Lawn at Cabrini Shrine, 701 Fort Washington Ave., during the construction and decoration of the FTJC Sukkah. Please ask a friend to pick it up for you if you can't be there yourself at that time. We will not be able to hold it for you later or elsewhere.

 

Rimonim (Youth & Family) Sukkot Events!

All Ages

Sunday September 19 from 1-3pm. Sukkah Decorating together on the Cabrini Shrine lawn.

Zera'im (Newborn-PreK)

Saturday September 25, 9:30 AM. Join us during Shabbat morning services for Sukkot-themed songs, stories, and community-building as we teach our children about Shabbat and Sukkot.

Nitzanim (PreK-2nd Grade)

Saturday September 25, 9:30 AM. Join us during Shabbat morning services for Sukkot-themed songs, stories, and community-building as we teach our children about Shabbat and Sukkot.

Shorashim (3rd-5th Grade)

Saturday September 25, 9:30 AM. Join us during Shabbat morning services for Sukkot-themed songs, stories, and community-building as we teach our children about Shabbat and Sukkot.

Anafim (Middle School and Up)

Saturday September 25, 4:00 PM. Game Time in the Sukkah! Board games galore and a fun afternoon hangout for all

 

Tryon Talks at the Sukkah

Tryon Talks

Sunday, September 26, 4:00 PM

Our version of TED talks. Community members present on literally anything they're into. Past Talks topics have included: Making Lox at Home, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Visiting Birobidzhan, Metaphors, Triathlons, Environmentalism…. See, literally anything. Contact Matthew Lowe, matthewarlowe@gmail.com, with questions/excitement.

 

  

Yizkor (Zoom)

Sunday, September 26, 8:15 PM
Zoom: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87393765360 (password: shul)
Rabbi Guy will lead a Yizkor service on Zoom for anyone who is unable to attend our in-person Shemini Atzeret services. All are welcome as we remember those who have passed with words of Torah, psalms, and a modified Mourner's Kaddish.
 

Schedule of Services (In-Person)

Sukkot Day 1
Tuesday, September 21, 9:30 AM – Shacharit
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s Services from 9:30 AM, ad hoc and parent-led if enough children are present.
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's overhang

Sukkot Day 2
Wednesday, September 22, 9:30 AM – Shacharit
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s Services from 9:30 AM, ad hoc and parent-led if enough children are present.
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's overhang


Sukkot Day 3 (Chol Hamo'ed)
Thursday, September 23, 7:00 AM – Shacharit
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s Services: None
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's overhang

Shabbat Chol Hamo'ed Sukkot
Saturday, September 25, 9:30 AM – Shacharit with Kohelet/Ecclesiastes
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn

Children’s Services: from 9:30 AM, with Sukkot themes
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's overhang

Sukkot Day 6 (Chol Hamo'ed)
Sunday, September 26, 8:45 AM – Shacharit
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s Services: None
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's
overhang

Hoshanah Rabbah (Day 7)
Monday, September 27, 7:00 AM - Shacharit
Hoshanah Rabbah marks the seventh day of the Sukkot festival. We use our lulav and etrog for the last time in hakafot (processionals) and then beat the aravot (willows) against the ground to symbolize the elimination of sin from our lives.
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s Services: None
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's
overhang

Shemini Atzeret with Yizkor and "Geshem"
Tuesday, September 28, 9:30 AM
Yizkor at about 10:45 AM.
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Donations in honor of Yizkor may be made to FTJC by 
clicking here

Children’s Services from 9:30 AM, ad hoc and parent-led if enough children are present.
Rain plan: quick davening under the Shrine's overhang

Simchat Torah – Ma’ariv and Hakafot
TENTATIVE

Tuesday, September 28, 7:30 PM
Location: West 185th Street outside the Hebrew Tabernacle

Pandemic-protocol hakafot (processionals) and general merry-making as we celebrate the conclusion of the annual Torah reading cycle.
Rain plan: indoors, Hebrew Tabernacle Social Hall

Simchat Torah – Shacharit and Hakafot
TENTATIVE

Wednesday, September 29, 9:30 AM
The Simchat Torah celebration continues, again with pandemic safety precautions, as we we sing Hallel, read Vezot Haberachah, the last parashah of the Torah, and then start over with the creation story of Bereishit. We'll also honor four members for outstanding service to the community during this trying year.
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Rain plan: indoors, Hebrew Tabernacle Social Hall
Children’s services – No special plan, there will be plenty of fun for all ages! Bring the kids for their collective "kol hane'arim" aliyah. 

Shabbat Bereishit – The Cycle is Renewed!
Saturday, October 2, 9:30 AM – Shacharit (HT Social Hall)
Location: Cabrini Shrine Lawn
Children’s services resume as usual at 9:30 AM
Rain plan: quick davening under the overhang

 

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782