Sukkot honoring Temple Beth El’s Social Action Committee
Sushi, Saki and Stir Fry and the movie Ushpizin
Wednesday, October 4
6:30pm Erev Sukkot Service followed by dinner and a movie
RSVP for dinner/movie
$30 per adult/$20 per child (4-10 years old) before October 2
$36 per adult/$25 per child (4-10 years old) after October 2
Guess who is coming to Sukkot? Welcoming the stranger is a tradition dating back to Abraham who welcomed strangers to the hospitality of his tent. The Social Action Committee will receive a special blessing on the bima this Sukkot, for the way that they honor the tradition of Abraham, welcoming the stranger through their many social action projects.
Following Sukkot services, enjoy a delicious dinner of Sushi, Sake and Stir Fry while watching the Israeli film, “Ushpizin.” This film is groundbreaking on more than one count. It is a rare collaboration between secular and ultra-Orthodox Israelis and one of the first movies filmed in the insular Jerusalem neighborhood Mea Shearim with ultra-Orthodox actors.
About the movie:
Moshe (Shuli Rand) and Malli (Michal Bat-Sheva Rand), an Orthodox Jewish couple in Jerusalem, are childless and without means to celebrate the weeklong holiday of Succoth. After much prayer, they receive unexpected money, and Moshe is told about an abandoned shack where he and Malli can properly deprive themselves and receive guests. However, they are visited by two ex-convicts with an unexpected link to Moshe's past, and the celebration becomes a series of emotional trials.
Sukkot Morning Study Session
Thursday, October 5 at 10:30 am