Sukkot Happenings

Sukkot is one of the Three Festivals in the Jewish calendar. Sure, living in DC makes it harder to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, but don’t worry! The metropolitan area still offers a multitude of options for celebrating the holiday…

Also, a number of local groups and synagogues are helpful in ordering lulav and etrog: Visit the special websites at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Aish DC, or DC Minyan for more information.

Sunday, October 9 (pre-holiday)

  • Beth El’s Annual Sukkah Raising
    10:00 a.m. following 9:30 a.m. breakfast
    Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, October 12

Thursday, October 13

Friday, October 14

  • DC Minyan Sukkot services
    9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    DC JCC, 1529 16th St. NW
  • Rosh Pina Sukkot Services
    9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    GW Hillel 2300 H Street, NW

Saturday, October 15

  • Sukkah Hop
    7:45- Includes open bar and different foods- will sell out so get your tickets asap

Sunday, October 16

  • Tzedek in the Sukkah: A Social (Justice) Bagel Brunch
    11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, 2027 Massachusetts Ave. NW
    RSVP by Oct. 13
  • DC Minyan Sukkot Open House
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    1833 Ontario Place
  • DC Minyan Sukkah Open House- 10/16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Come celebrate Sukkot at the annual DC Minyan Sukkah Open House! Just as the sukkah – with its tradition of hospitality – is meant to provide an opportunity to showcase our interconnectedness with the broader community, this year’s open house will give the entire community an opportunity to be together and enjoy the beautiful fall DC weather. This is a great chance to meet some of our 60 new members and reconnect with over 300 returning members. The Sukkah Open House will be held in the sukkah of Matt Mayers and Bryce Jacobs, 1833 Ontario Place, N.W., and will run from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. This event is being sponsored in part by a generous donation from the Friedman-French Foundation. We hope to see you there!
  • Kesher Israel Sukkah Party
    6:45 – 9:45 p.m.
    2801 N Street
    RSVP by Oct. 13
  • Monday, October 17

    • Sushi in the Sukkah Social for Young Professionals
      TheSHUL (Chabad), 2110 Leroy Place

    Tuesday, October 18

    • Sukkah on the Capitol lawn with TheShul (Chabad)

    Wednesday, October 19

    • Study in the Sukkah, with Rabbi Shira Stutman
      7:00 p.m.
      Sixth and I, 600 I St. NW

    Any Sukkot-related events you think we left out? Contact Noa (noa@gatherthejews.com) or Stephen (stephen@gatherthejews.com).