Sukkot
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Sukkot is a weird and wonderful holiday involving: the building of temporary plywood huts; the shaking of various branches; and general hanging out in aforementioned huts while sometimes shaking aforementioned branches. And it’s a whole week long!

This year, the Mile End Chavurah celebrates Sukkot from Sunday, September 23rd through Saturday, September 29th.

It’s apparently a mitzvah just to spend time eating and drinking in the sukkah. This might be the easiest mitzvah in all of Judaism, so start 5779 on the right foot and come on out to our Sukkah!

Once again, the Chavurah will be building its own sukkah in the backyard of Peter Horowitz, Megan Bochner, Zeke Horowitz, and little Hazel Horowitz, right in the heart of Mile End, and we’re offering programming almost every night of the holiday. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake our lulav and smell our etrog.

Yep.
Shake it.
Smell it.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday, September 23rd, at 5:00 p.m.
KIDS!! Educate ~ Decorate
Bring your kids to help us decorate the Sukkah, learn about Sukkot, enjoy an early dinner, and shake the lulav and etrog. Kids, you did an AMAZING job last year, so expectations are high.
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Monday, September 24th, at 8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night!
Join Board member Benji Loomer and Friends for a night of challenging intellectual queries!
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Tuesday, September 25th, at 8:00 p.m.
Meditations on Emptiness
RAINED OUT
This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 30th.

Friday, September 28th, at 7:00 p.m.
Shabbat with Auriel Manolson
Celebrate with us the highest of all the Jewish holidays, Shabbat!
Experience a spirited Shabbat dinner in the holiness of the Sukkah. We will begin the evening with some attunement through nigguns, and then enjoy dinner and wine together, while sharing wisdom in the form of individual lessons of the week from our life experiences or from the parsha, followed by more gentle singing and perhaps a little dancing –  an age old Sukkot tradition.
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Saturday, September 29th, at 8:00 p.m.
Movie Night – “A Serious Man”
Join Board member Ben Yunis for Havdalah and an angst and afflicion-ridden screening of the Coen brothers 2009 black comedy “A Serious Man”.
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Sunday, September 30th, at 8:00 p.m.
Meditations on Emptiness

Join Board member Adam B. for a night of somewhat-guided meditations that will be somewhat-inspired by the themes of Sukkot. Newcomers to meditation: you are welcome. Those with an established sitting practice: please bring your own cushions, benches, or other props. Everyone: wear something loose and comfortable. 
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Note: The Sukkah being what it is (which is to say, better suited to arid desert climes than to Montreal in Autumn), these events are all weather-dependent and will be cancelled in case of rain.