After the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (see link for info on services and meals), come the spirited and celebratory holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah, a time that is most memorable at Shabbos House.
Click here for Holidays2014UACalendar a handy PDF one-page calendar of all events and services from Rosh Hashanah through Simchas Torah!
LIKE A ROOM WITHOUT A ROOF is our Sukkot theme this year. Indeed, its like a room without a roof, because we’re happy! Did you know that biblically Sukkot is called the time of our rejoicing, and from a Chassidic perspective “like a room without a roof” a Sukkah gives us perspective that gives us happiness.
There’s also a late night Movie in the Sukkah one night, and we’ll have a mini-Sukkah up at the Podium with great lulav shakes. For the first 4 meals of the holiday we have an “S” menu, with sushi, spaghetti and sauces, soup’er heroes and subs, sweet & sour salmon, hot cider on Friday Night, and of course the Sukkahleh Song.
SUKKOT 5775/2014 AT SHABBOS HOUSE serving UALBANY – “S” Sukkah Menus updated below! Aside for lots of Salads of course!
Sukkot is a very special time of the year at Shabbos House! A marathon of festive holiday meals, heavy on uplifting and meaningful atmosphere, togetherness and joyous warmth, with the Sukkah flavor. All prayers and events below for Sukkot 2014 (Hebrew year 5775) are at Shabbos House (320 Fuller Road, near Great Dane Drive), unless otherwise mentioned.
SUN 10/5 SUKKAH BUILDING BBQ
Come by between 4-7pm to get the walls up, Schach the top (a big effort), string the lighting or help bake inside for the marathon of meals ahead…
WED 10/8 FIRST NIGHT IN THE SUKKAH
7:30pm Prayers, 8pm Dinner in the Sukkah! The first night is a special Mitzvah to eat in the Sukkah.
Tonight’s “S” menu is Sushi in the Sukkah, mushroom barley soup, along with stir-fry and chicken and stuff.
Click here for The Sukkahleh Song, an annual tradition and beloved favorite at Shabbos House every year.
THURS 10/9 FIRST DAY FOR LULAV SHAKES
Lulav & Etrog is another big Sukkot holiday Mitzvah. We shake Lulav only during the daytime on weekdays of the Holiday, so not after dark and not on Shabbat. Come by anytime between classes for a bite in the Sukkah and some great Lulav shakes! We hope to be on campus for a few afternoons to make Lulav available for quick Mitzvah shake opportunities.
9:30am Prayers, 12:30 Lunch in the Sukkah (lunches are “revolving door” come when you can between classes)
Spaghetti and Sauces (meat and pareve) for lunch. And there’s a sauce of life message, too!
7:30pm Prayers, 8pm Dinner in the Sukkah for the second night of the holiday.
Soup-er Heroes, with both soups and hero sandwiches for a Dark (K)Night in the Sukkah!
FRIDAY 10/10 SUKKOT DAY TWO & UALBANY HOMECOMING SHABBAT DINNER
9:30am Prayers (more Lulav Shakes) Lunch in the Sukkah (lunches are “revolving door” come when you can between classes).
Sweet & Sour Salmon, plus make your own Salad (lots of variety) during the 2nd day Daytime meal
7pm Prayers, 8pm Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah. Welcome parents and alumni up for Homecoming!! Friday Night in the Sukkah is always a packed night, lots of people, Homecoming will make it all the more special…
No more “S” menu tonight, as we’re back on for regular Shabbos, unless you consider Cider to be an “S”… hot cider in the Sukkah, an annual local tradition!
SAT 10/11 SHABBAT & SUKKOT
10am Prayers (no Lulav due to Shabbat) 12:45pm Shabbat Lunch in the Sukkah
Kiddush, Challah, Salad, Cholent (both meat and veggie) plus sides and desserts…
5:45pm End-of-Shabbat Light Dinner in the Sukkah followed by Maariv & Havdalah. Shabbat ends: 7:03pm.
SUN 10/12 MINYAN BRUNCH
10am – An earlier start than most Sundays, due to Hillel’s Apple Picking trip at noon. Prayers include Lulav and Hallel, Torah Reading, Hoshanos and Musaf. Yes brunch, but no Talmud this Sunday, to resume after the holiday season.
TUES 10/14: MOVIE NIGHT & LATE NIGHT STUDY IN THE SUKKAH
8:30pm, we’re showing “Ushpizin” a popular Israeli film filled with emotion, set on the holiday of Sukkot.
and then the next extended holiday weekend begins…
WED 10/15: SHMINI ATZERET, LAST DINNER IN THE SUKKAH
7pm prayers, with mini-Hakafot dancing in solidarity with the Jews in Israel who celebrate Simchat Torah on this night.
8pm festive delicious dinner in the Shabbos House Sukkah (weather-permitting)! It’s technically no longer Sukkot, but a different holiday called Shmini Atzeret, but it tags onto the end of Sukkos. One more special night eating out (weather-permitting) in the beloved Sukkah atmosphere.
THURS 10/16 SHMINI ATZERET DAY & SIMCHAT TORAH NIGHT
9:30am Prayers, with Torah Reading and Musaf, followed by the last lunch in the Sukkah at 12:30pm
— don’t miss it, SIMCHAT TORAH DANCING! Prayers at 7pm, followed by Auction and then Hakafot Dancing – hopefully until midnight. Big food buffet, spirited atmosphere, visiting alumni, collectible souvenir, a very special night. Even if you can’t come for the whole thing, come by for a half hour or hour to participate and be part of it.
FRIDAY 10/17 SIMCHAT TORAH DAY
Leftover Simchat Torah dancing, morning payers, many many Aliyot, long Musaf and very late lunch to start about 2pm.
and then there’s SHABBAT. Prayers 7pm, Shabbat Dinner 8pm all at Shabbos House.
Yes… it is a super-long jam-packed holiday marathon, but this where we soak up spiritual and communal energy for the rest of the year, its an amazing opportunity to connect to each other, gel as a group, connect as a community, and be part of an amazing and most memorable Jewish experience. Come when you can! Looking forward to celebrating together!