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October 2019

First Day of Sukkot Morning

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. We will all have Kiddush in the Sukkah after services. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur and is named for the sukkot (temporary huts) we build in honor of the holiday. BZBI will build a sukkah on the corner of 18th and Spruce to celebrate all seven days of the holiday days and its intermediate days. According to rabbinic tradition, the sukkah represents the huts the Israelites dwelt in while…

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Sukkot Service for Families with Young Children

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Rabbi Max, Stacey, and Merissa for a a family-friendly service for children ages 5 and under and their “grown-ups” with a Kiddush afterwards in the Sukkah. Order your Lulav & Etrog below. EmbedManager.embed({ key: "https://fs28.formsite.com/res/showFormEmbed?EParam=m_OmK8apOTAHWqMpAjfv1kvX2aSAT3yhFzpUCZwnDno&456340304", width: "100%", mobileResponsive: true });

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Second Day of Sukkot Morning

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Join BZBI as we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. The service will be held in the Kahaner Auditorium. We will all have Kiddush in the Sukkah after services. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur and is named for the sukkot (temporary huts) we build in honor of the holiday. BZBI will build a sukkah on the corner of 18th and Spruce to celebrate all seven days of the holiday days and its intermediate days. According to rabbinic tradition, the…

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Hoshana Rabba

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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During Hoshana Rabba services, worshipers hold the lulav and etrog (the palm ­branch, the citron, the willows, and the myrtles), and make seven circuits around the room while reciting Hoshana hymns - entreating God to deliver us, especially from famine and drought. The service concludes with attendees taking bunches of willows and beating them on the ground three times so that the leaves fall off--a symbolic representation of the rain, required for good crops, which beats on the leaves.   Order…

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Shemini Atzeret & Yizkor

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

On Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of Sukkot, our community comes together to chant a special prayer pleading for rain, as rain symbolizes prosperity. Shemini Atzeret is also one of the holidays giving us the opportunity to observe Yizkor to remember and reflect on our departed loved ones. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch drew out the meaning of the holiday from the word atzeret, which he translated as “to gather” or “to store up.” Therefore, on this final day of celebration,…

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