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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 Wednesday, October 4th through Tuesday, October 10th.

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 5778 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.

Shake it.
Smell it.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, October 4th, at 5:00  p.m.
RAINED OUT: This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 5th.

Thursday, October 5th
4:00  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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7:30 p.m.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
Singing in the Sukkah with Marilyn Bronstein and friends!
We will supply the lulav to shake. You bring your instruments to rattle or songs to roll off your tongue. Speaking of tongue – bring something yummy to snack on and share!
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Friday, October 6th, from
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and potluck dinner in the Sukkah
Join Rachel K. and friends in welcoming the Shabbat Queen to the MECh Sukkah, followed by a community dinner.
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Saturday, October, 7th,at 8:00 p.m.
Movie Night in the Sukkah: The Big Lebowski
Hosted Benji and Peter. White Russians will be served.

Sunday, October, 8th, at 8:00 p.m.
Board Alumni Appreciation night

Drop by the Sukkah to thank current and past members of the MECh Board of Directors, get your chance to shake the etrog and lulav, have a drink, or maybe try out our new Mikveh dunk tank to win a prize!

Monday, October 9th, at 8:15 p.m
Acoustic Etrog Jam Night

Executive Committee member and multi-instrumentalist Rodney Handelsman invites you to bring your instrument and be ready for anything. Mayhem may ensue.

Wednesday, October, 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
Sauerkraut in the Sukkah – Kitchen Workshop
Fermenting Culture: From Miso Soup to Heineken. How to Increase Your Digestive Health and Boost Your Immunity Through Homemade Fermented Foods.

Fullness Coach and Pattern Disruptor Myrite Rotstein will be leading a workshop of fermentation fun where you will learn about the history and health benefits of fermentation. In this workshop, you will learn the valuable skill and the many healing benefits of fermenting foods. Leave the workshop with recipes, handouts and your very own jar of “kraut” that will keep you healthy throughout the cold season.

There will be a $5 fee to participate in this special event.
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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 October), these events are all weather-dependent and will be cancelled in case of rain.