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Erev Shabbat & Erev Sukkot First Night Fiesta

September 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re kicking off Sukkot with a fun and exciting dinner for the entire family! Come join your fellow congregants and clergy as we welcome in Sukkot with decorating and delicious food!

Our membership committee is providing a pre-Shabbat Service nacho bar for everyone to enjoy!

Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. According to rabbinic tradition, these flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt. The festival of Sukkot is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals (chaggim or regalim) of the Jewish year. Sukkot is often referred to as hag ha-asif, “The Harvest Festival.” Much of the imagery and ritual of the holiday revolves around rejoicing and thanking God for the completed harvest

You are invited to decorate the Sukkah with your family and partake in the mitzvah of dining in it as well. This event is open to all age groups. We kindly ask that you register in advance. We can’t wait to see you there!


September 29, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Temple Emanu-El
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Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors, Everyone


Temple Emanu-El
1010 University Ave
San Jose, CA 95126
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