Sukkot celebrations, and Shabbat with special guest Joan Cooke

The coming weekend will be filled with special celebrations. On Friday we’ll have our First Friday Shabbat Potluck — which is also, this month, our Sukkot potluck! Join us at 5:30 on Friday evening; bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share. Bring a jacket, since Friday is supposed to be clear and dry, and if it is, we’ll dine in the beautiful CBI sukkah.

(Speaking of our sukkah: it’s been reserved for tonight and Sunday night but is free on the other nights of the week — if you want to reserve it for an evening, let the office know or sign up on the sign-up sheet on the corkboard in the hallway.)

And on Saturday morning we’ll celebrate Shabbat, and Sukkot, with a morning service co-led by Reb Rachel and special guest Joan Cooke. Joan is a student in the ALEPH cantorial program.

Joan Cooke spent many years co-leading High Holiday services at the Upper Valley Jewish Community at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She also co-led Shabbat morning services there off and on for several years. In recent years, she has led Shabbat services regularly at Beth El in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She met Reb Rachel in the fourth cohort of ALEPH’s Davenen Leadership Training Institute.

To recap: please join us on Friday night for our Shabbat / Sukkot potluck, and on Shabbat morning for warm, spirited, song-filled services (which will feature a chance for everyone to shake the lulav and etrog during the psalms of Hallel.)

Stay tuned for updates on our final celebrations (Shemini Atzeret Yizkor / Memorial service on Monday morning, and Simchat Torah / Rejoicing With The Torah celebration on Monday night)!

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