Spend Sukkot with us!

Sukkot, with its symbolic sukkah, represents both our historical journey as well as our spiritual journey, reminding us of the importance of temporary dwellings and the blessings of harvest.

We will be hosting learning sessions, services, game nights, dinners in the sukkah, and much more! 

Sukkot 2023 Events

Cantor’s Cultural Series Presents:
Lunch and Learn in the Sukkah at Strawberry Banke
Thursday, September 28th, 10:30 a.m.

Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth, NH
The Cantor’s Cultural Arts series presents Lunch and Learn in the Sukkah at Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth NH. Join Cantor Rachel and Stephen Messinger for a special Sukkot lunch and learn program followed by a self-guided tour of the Shapiro House at Strawberry Banke. Bring your own lunch!
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Sukkot Festival Services
With festive Oneg and Kiddush in the Sukkah both days!
Shabbat Evebing Service
Friday, September 29, 6:30 p.m.

Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.

2nd Annual Sukkot Harvest Fest
Saturday, September 30th, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Havdalah under the stars 6:45 p.m.

Join us for Sukkah decorating, Nightshift Brewery Beer Tasting, Food Trucks, Touch a Truck, and more. Family fun and games for the young and young at heart!

See how many pounds of produce we can provide our neighbors in need! Bring your fresh fruits and vegetables to Harvest Fest. All will be donated to Lazarus House.
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Religious School Family Service in the Sukkah!
Sunday, October 1st, 9:00 a.m.

Families with Young Children Parents Night Out: Sushi & Cocktails in the Sukkah
Monday, October 2nd, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Join us in the sukkah for Families with Young Children Parents’ Night Out: Sushi in the Sukkah. We’ll gather to savor the  flavors of sushi. This is sure to be an unforgettable night of community, cuisine, and celebration. Childcare provided for children ages 1.5-5 years old. 

Please RSVP so we know how much sushi to order. Parents must attend Sushi in the Sukkah event.

Tuesday Night Torah in the Sukkah
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a delightful Taste of Torah in the Sukkah! Enjoy engaging discussions, explore our traditions, and savor delicious pizza.

Wacky Wednesday Game Night in the Sukkah Sponsored by Sisterhood
Wednesday, October 4th, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a hilariously fun Wacky Wednesday Game Night in the Sukkah! Enjoy festive games, laughter, and bonding under the stars in our beautifully decorated sukkah. Unwind and embrace the joy of Sukkot!

Bring your own dinner, a favorite game, and at least 1 person to play it with! We will provide drinks and dessert.

This event is sponsored by Sisterhood. Click here to RSVP. 

Sing-a-long in the Sukkah with Rabbi Max/BYO Dinner
Thursday, October 5th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for a festive Sukkot Sing-a-long! Gather in the beautifully decorated Sukkah, bring your own dinner, and enjoy a joyful evening of music, community, and celebration. 
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Tot Shabbat and Pizza in the Hut
Friday, October 6th, 5:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Chaiken, Cantor Rachel, and PJ Library at 5:00 p.m. for this special Sukkot and Torah celebration themed event. We will begin with a service combining music, movement, and storytelling at 5:00 and at 5:30 we will enjoy some pizza. All activities will take place in the Sukkah. Geared towards children Grade 1 and under, but all are welcome.

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Simchat Torah Festival Service
Dancing with Torahs, Live Music from Aliyah, our House Band, and Festive Outdoor Oneg
Friday, October 6th, 6:30 p.m.

Simchat Torah Yizkor Service
Saturday, October 7th, 9:00 a.m.