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Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Friday, September 29 – Friday, October 6

Full Service Schedule

Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei and continues for seven days. It is known by several names, none more descriptive than Z’man Simchataynu, Day of Our Rejoicing. Hag HaSukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, reminds us of the huts (sukkot) in which our ancestors dwelt in the desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. Click here to listen to Mah Navu Alei - an Iraqi piyyut we will sing over Sukkot.



Simchat Torah

Sat, Oct 7  at 6:30pm: Dancing with the Torah, outdoors!
Sun, Oct 8  at 9:15am: Simchat Torah morning services

The final day of this holiday season, Simchat Torah (which in Israel is the same day as Shemini Atzeret), celebrates the festival of rejoicing in the Torah. We take part in a joyous ceremony known as seven hakafot, in which men, women, and children of all ages participate. It is on this day that we complete the annual reading of the Torah and begin again with the first words of Bereshit (Genesis).


Fullfill the Mitzvah of Sukkot! 
Help Build the Sukkah on Tuesday, September 26 at 10am

Step 1: Help us build the Adas community sukkah on Tuesday, September 26! We will begin building at 9am and will be building and decorating most of the day. Please email  if you're able to help

Step 2: Join us for a Kiddush,  new member reception, Shabbat dinner or any other event during Sukkot

Shabbat Tinok Oneg and Blessing, Saturday, September 30th

Families that had babies born within the past year are invited to participate in Shabbat Tinok (Baby Shabbat) here at Adas. Please register your baby here, so they can be honored in the Smith Sanctuary on Shabbat morning.

Families are welcome to gather in the Beit Midrash beginning at 11:00am for a pre-kiddush and schmooze. Babies will be honored in the service at 11:45am.

New Member Reception "Meet and Greet" 

Tuesday, October 3 at 5:30pm

Shana Tova! This is an invitation to all our wonderful new members at Adas Israel to join us for a relaxed "meet & greet" with the Adas Israel clergy, lay leaders and community members! We will plan to gather outside on the Connecticut Avenue patio in the Adas Sukkah!

Welcoming Heroes for Justice to the Sukkah with SAC

Thursday, October 5 at 5:30pm - 7pm, Adas Sukkah
Click Here to Learn More | RSVP Here

The Adas Uyghur Crisis Response Team invites you to the Sukkah to dedicate the new Ushpizin Prayer & Poster for Sukkot, honoring those who fight for human dignity and freedom, especially the Uyghur people facing Genocide. 

Outdoor Simchat Torah Celebration
Featuring The Mayer Brothers, and our local DC klezmer players, to lead us in song & dance!

Erev Simchat Torah, Sat Eve, October 7 at 6:30pm

On Simchat Torah, the Torah scrolls wish to dance—so we become their feet! Join us outside in the parking lot for a musical community celebration on the most joyous holiday of our holy calendar. Dance with Adas family and friends, and join us for an ecstatic Simchat Torah experience.

Simchat Torah Honorees 5784:
Steven Aftergood, Oz Papados, Karen Eppsteiner, and Jacob Bardin

Simchat Torah Morning, Sunday, October 8 at 9:15am

Each year, several congregants who have served with unusual dedication are selected to receive special honors on Simchat Torah. For each of them, Adas Israel is deeply entwined with their lives and those of their families. Please join us on the morning of Simchat Torah on Sunday, October 8, when we honor this year’s worthy honorees.


Erev Sukkot, Friday, Sep. 29

7:30am Morning Minyan
Livestream or Join in Person, Biran Bet Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Kabbalat Chag Service
Livestream or in-person, Biran Bet Midrash

Day 1, Saturday, Sep. 30

9:15am TEM Led Morning Service
Join Us In-Person, Gewirz Beit Am

9:15am Chag/Shabbat Service with Baby Shabbat and the Bat Mitzvah of Victoria Shrank
Livestream or Join in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

11:00am Shabbat/Sukkot Songs & Books in the HaMakom Tent, for children and their parents, 0 - 7 years old
Join us in-person, in the HaMakom Tent in the Parking Lot

1:00pm Mincha in the Biran Bet Midrash

6:00pm Kabbalat Chag Service
Livestream or in-person, Biran Bet Midrash

Day 2, Sunday, Oct. 1

9:15am TEM-Led Morning Service
Livestream or Join in Gewirz Beit Am

11:00am Sukkot Crafts
Join us in-person, HaMakom Tent

12:30pm Mincha (Right After Musaf)
Livestream or Join in-person

Day 3, Monday, Oct. 2

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Livestreamor Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services

Day 4, Tuesday, Oct. 3

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Livestream or Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services
Livestream or Join in Person

Day 5, Wednesday, Oct. 4

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Livestream or Join in Person Biran Beit Midrash

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services
Livestream or Join in Person

Day 6, Thursday, Oct. 5

7:30am Morning Minyan / Chol HaMoed Sukkot
Join us in-person in Gewirz Beit Am

6:00pm Mincha / Maariv Services

Day 7, Erev Shemini Atzeret, Friday, Oct. 6

7:15am Morning Minyan / Hoshana Rabbah
Livestream or Join in the Biran Beit Midrash

6:30pm TEM Kabbalat Shabbat/Chag Services
Gewirz Beit Am

Day 8, Shemini Atzeret / Erev Simchat Torah, Oct. 7

9:15am TEM Morning Service in Gewirz Beit Am

9:15am Chag Morning Service/ Yizkor Service (10:30am) and the b'nai mitzvah of Alex, Jacob and Ethan Kozolchyk
Livestream or in the Charles E. Smith Sanctuary 

6:00pm Family Dinner and Flag Making

6:30pm Erev Simchat Torah Maariv & Hakafot
Livestream or Join Outdoors
Lightning-storm rain plan: Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

Simchat Torah, Sunday, Oct. 8

9:15am Clergy Led Service
Livestreamor in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

10:00am Simchat Torah Songs and Books 
Join us in-person, in Funger Hall

12:30pm Mincha (Or Immediately Following Morning Service)
Livestream or in Charles E. Smith Sanctuary

Weekday Siddur Pages

Sukkot Weekday Morning Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Mincha Pages: Download Here
Siddur Sim Shalom Maariv Pages: Download Here

Shabbat & Chag Siddur Pages

Siddur Shabbat & Festival Morning Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Afternoon Pages: Download Here
Siddur Shabbat & Festival Evening Pages: Download Here

Siddur Lev Shalem: Download Here

Torah Pages

Torah Reading, Sukkot Day 2: Download Here
Torah Reading, Shemini Atzeret: Download Here
Torah Reading, Simchat Torah: Download Here


Psalm 27 for the Season of Repentance: Download Here
Hoshana Rabbah Guide: Download Here
Hakafot for Simchat Torah: Download Here

Mon, April 15 2024 7 Nisan 5784