Erev Sukkot Service
Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sukkot Morning Service followed by Lunch in the Sukkah
Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your own dinner and dine in our sukkah among friends new and old!
Pizza in the Hut for Families with Young Children
Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Children and parents are invited to make sukkah decorations, enjoy a pizza dinner in our Sukkah, and hang out with friends! RSVP $5/person or $20/family by September 21, or $7/$30 at the door thereafter.
Pizza in the Hut for All Families
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Children and parents are invited to make sukkah decorations, enjoy a pizza dinner in our Sukkah, and hang out with friends! RSVP $5/person or $20/family by September 26, or $7/$30 at the door thereafter.
Dedicate, Celebrate, and Shake (the lulav!)
Friday, September 28 at 6:45 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Shabbat Oneg with Hearty Appetizers
After years of planning and fundraising, we have reached an important milestone as we come together for this year’s High Holiday season in our newly renovated space. We honor all those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make our newly renovated space a reality and to everyone within our community who supported the vision with generous contributions. Sukkot is a holiday in which we are grateful for the plentiful harvest and all that has nourished our souls during this past season. It is a holiday when we build temporary booths to signify the Israelites who wandered the desert for 40 years since the giving of Torah at Mt. Sinai, and it’s a season that commemorates the dedication of the First Temple by King Solomon. During Shabbat Sukkot, we will formally dedicate our newly renovated space and celebrate our bounty with a community dedication service. City and faith leaders from our greater community will join in the festivities. We have much for which to be thankful this holiday.
Celebrate Simchat Torah
Erev Simchat Torah Scroll March from TJM to Beth Emet
Sunday, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. at TJM; 4:30 p.m. at Beth Emet; 6:00 p.m. dinner
This year, our Simchat Torah celebrations begin prior to worship services as participants from both congregations will make the journey to move Temple Judea Mizpah’s (TJM) Torah scrolls down Dempster Street, to their new home at Beth Emet! The march begins at TJM (8610 Niles Center Road) where TJM members will proceed down Dempster to Beth Emet (1224 Dempster Street, Evanston).
Beth Emet members are invited to meet at Beth Emet at 4:30 p.m. to walk to either the corner of McCormick Blvd., or on the corner of Dodge, to greet our new members, and to help carry the Torah scrolls the rest of the way to Beth Emet. Please wear comfortable shoes. After the march, stay or come for dinner prior to Simchat Torah Services that will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: $6/person; $20 for family of four by Wednesday, September 26; $8 and $25 thereafter. RSVP by email to or call 847-869-4230 ext. 301.
Garinim (grades 4 and 5) Simchat Torah Family Program
Sunday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Our fourth and ﬁfth grade students and their families will celebrate Simchat Torah together on Sunday evening with a festive meal and an engaging family activity, followed by congregational worship and spirited singing and dancing with our Torot. Dinner is $6 per person and $20 per family (of four). Please RSVP to or call 847-869-4230 ext. 314
Erev Simchat Torah Service
Sunday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the completion of the annual reading of Torah! Services include the seven hakafot - the festive processions with the Torah throughout the Sanctuary. Simchat Torah continues on Thursday morning with a festival service and Yizkor.
Tot Simchat Torah (for children ages 2-5)
Monday, October 1 at 9:15 a.m.
Enjoy story, song and dance, and see the Torah unrolled!
One Jewish Evanston Liberal Simchat Torah Service
(Babysitting available with advance registration to or call 847-869-4230)
Monday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.
At this Service, we celebrate the completion of the Torah cycle and starting anew! We will unroll the Torah scroll around the perimeter of the Sanctuary--this is an experience you should not miss. Stay for Simchat Torah lunch and learning with One Jewish Evanston!
One Jewish Evanston, comprised of six different congregations and affiliations, gathers on various holidays throughout the year to worship, learn, and feast. Following worship services, there will be a catered Kosher lunch and learning session titled Matters of Renewal and Rebirth: Physical and Spiritual, moderated by Rabbi Andrea London with panelists: Rabbi Peter Knobel, Dr. Claire Suffrin, and Rabbi David Eber. Lunch and learning is $18 adult (no charge for children). Please RSVP here. For questions, please contact Dan Cedarbaum.