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Sukkot & Simchat Torah at the Jewish Life Center!

Service Schedule
Simchat Torah Dancing
What Is Sukkot?
Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection G-d provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in a foliage-covered booth (known as a sukkah) and by taking the “Four Kinds” (arba minim), four special species of vegetation.
Upcoming events
Dec. 03, 2023
Chanukah Story Time for children ages 0-5. No Charge. Includes Chanukah stories, activities, and treats!
Dec. 08, 2023
Family Menorah Lighting, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat, Kiddush & Soup & Scotch!
Dec. 10, 2023
Chanukah parade departing the Jewish Life Center at 7400 Falls of Neuse Rd at 3:00 PM and at Lafayette Village at 3:45 where a public Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Celebration will commence!
Dec. 12, 2023
Holiday volunteering, ice skating, donuts, music and ice Menorah Lighting!
Dec. 13, 2023
Join other Jewish families for a Chanukah party featuring Latkes, a hot cocoa bar, crafts, a drediel game and more! Families with children ages 0-13.
Dec. 14, 2023
Order Lulav & Etrog
Four Kinds
On every day of the holiday of Sukkot (with the exception of Shabbat), there’s a mitzvah to take the “Four Kinds”—a lulav (date palm frond), an etrog (citron), at least three hadassim (myrtle branches) and two aravot (willow branches). In the words of the verse (Leviticus 23:40), “You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of the hadar tree [citron], date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the L-rd your G-d for a seven day period.”