Shabbat Shalom and Happy Sukkot!


Rhinebeck Jewish Center

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Kiddush Club
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
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Soup Salad & Soul
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.
Sukkot & Simchat Torah
September 30th-October 9th
-Friday Oct.5th: Dinner Under The Stars at 6:30 PM @ the RJC
-Sunday Oct.7th: Evening Services & Pre-Simchat Torah Hakafot
at 6:30 PM
-Monday Oct.8th: Morning Services 10:00 AM, Yizkor Services 11:15 AM,
Evening Services 7:00 PM
-Tuesday Oct.9th
: Morning Services 10:00 AM
All held at the RJC




We had an inspiring and meaningful Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and we are so thankful for that. Now that Sukkot is upon us, it is time for rejoicing and lightness.
We would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Sukkot.
For the full Sukkot services schedule, please visit our website at:
Shabbat Shalom and Happy Sukkot,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht


Short thought


For forty years, as our ancestors traversed the Sinai Desert, following the Exodus from Egypt, miraculous “clouds of glory” surrounded and hovered over them, shielding them from the dangers and discomforts of the desert. Ever since, we remember G-d’s kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah–a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches–for the duration of the Sukkot festival (on the Jewish calendar Tishrei 15-21). For seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home.

Another Sukkot observance is the taking of the Four Kinds: an etrog (citron), a lulav (palm frond), three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs). On each day of the festival (excepting Shabbat), we take the Four Kinds, recite a blessing over them, bring them together in our hands and wave them in all six directions: right, left, forward, up, down and backward. Our sages in the midrash tell us that the Four Kinds represent the various types and personalities that comprise the community of Israel, whose intrinsic unity we emphasize on Sukkot.

Sukkot is also called The Time of Our Joy; indeed, a special joy pervades the festival. nightly Water-Drawing Celebrations, reminiscent of the evening-to-dawn festivities held in the Holy Temple in preparation for the drawing of water for use in the festival service, fill the synagogues and streets with song, music and dance until the wee hours of the morning.

The seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshaana Rabbah (“Great Salvation”) and closes the period of Divine judgment begun on Rosh Hashanah. A special observance is the aravah–the taking of a bundle of willow branches.


In the middle of the guest rabbi’s sermon, a man is snoring heavily in shul. The guest rabbi quietly asks the shammes to wake the man. The shammes shakes his head no and while walking away says, “Wake him yourself, you put him to sleep!”
Moshiach and the future Redemption

 If Israel will keep just one Shabbat properly, Mashiach will come immediately.

Candle Lighting Times: 

Friday, September 28
Light Candles at: 6:24 pm
Shabbat, September 29
Shabbat Ends: 7:22 pm
Sunday, September 30
Eve of First day Sukkot
Light Candles at: 6:21 pm
Monday, October 1
Eve of Second day Sukkot
Light Candles after: 7:18 pm
Tuesday, October 2
Holiday Ends: 7:16 pm
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