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This month brings many wonderful opportunities for learning, spiritual growth, connections, and family fun. Below is a sneak peak at what's coming (davening times were sent in the mail), and here is our exciting lineup for Erev Simchat Torah! Sign up to register and sponsor!

Simchat Torah Honorees Hakafot
Kids Dinner & Hakafot Buffet
Thursday, Oct 12, beginning at 5:30PM 
Every year, our congregation celebrates the contributions of recognized community members for their dedication and commitment to the community. This year, we are honoring:

David & Debbie Zakar        Ari & Miki Moskowitz       Michael & Carmiya Weinraub  Chatan/Kallah Torah        Chatan/Kallah Bereishit                      Kol Hanearim 

Here's the schedule for Erev Simchat Torah:
5:30PM Kids Parve Dinner & Torah Heroes Guessing Game
6:10PM Mincha/Maariv
6:45PM Kiddush and Challah and dips/veggies/etc
6:50PM First two Hakafot, including a Kids Hakafah with special gifts! (keep 'em up late!)
7:30PM Hakafot continue with Delicious Finger-Food Buffet (parve-fish) in the back of the shul. (If a parent is leaving with small children, be sure to eat a little seudah first while the kids enjoy their gifts!)
8:15PM Leining and conclusion of davening (approx.)
8:45PM Dessert and Benching

Sign up and consider a sponsorship in recognition of our Honorees!
$20 p/individual (13+). $60 p/family. or... $80 Sponsorship (includes dinner!)

NOTE: This schedule is a response to the challenge of how to eat on Erev Simchat Torah! Last year, we tried an early meal, but it was too soon after lunch for adults. the year before, we had no meal, but people were peeling away early from Hakafot to eat. This is a third experiment and we'll see how it goes!
Please also feel encouraged to join us for a second round of Hakafot EARLY on Simchat Torah morning! Davening begins at 9AM, and Hakafot will begin at approximately 9:45AM.

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Under the Stars!
Sept 16
This Motzei Shabbat, at 10pm. Music, food, bonfire, and uplifting services, out in front of the shul.

Rosh Hashanah
Sept 20-22 
Join together for inspiring tefillot with guest chazzan (and Chattan!), Dr. Jerry Zeitchik.

There will be special children's programming for Tashlich, held at 5:30PM on the first day of RH in Rock Creek Park. 
(Oriental Ave entrance.)

Chassidut Class
Sept 25 @ 8PM
at the Landsman home.
Deepen your connection to the Days of Awe!

Yom Kippur 
Sept 29-30
The mikvah will be open to men at 2:30pm on Sept 29, before an early Mincha at 3:30pm. $20 donation requested.
Kol Nidrei is at 6:35pm. Neilah is at 6:15pm.

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Sukkot I
Decorate the Sukkah
October 1 @ 9AM
Kids program to decorate the Sukkah on Sunday, Oct 1 at 9AM. Adults needed too to hang lights and schach!

Sukkah Hop
Oct 5 @ 3:30PM
We try to hit new Sukkahs each year for the Sukkah Hop on the afternoon of the first day of Sukkot! Let us know if you want to be on the route!

Soccer in the Sadeh
Oct 6 @ 4PM
Join us for our bi-annual Parent-Child soccer game in the Topolosky field on the second day of chag.

Melave Malka
Oct 7 @ 8PM 
at the Topolosky Sukkah on Motzei Shabbat. Bring your own instruments!

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Sukkot II
Guys Night Out 
Oct 8 @ 8PM
Scotch, Cigars & Cards and Sunday Night Football on the Shul Sukkah Widescreen!

Cork n Canvas Ladies Night Out
Oct 9 @ 7:45PM 
In memory of Vicki Pollack's mother, Arline Renee Baum z"l.
$20 p/p RSVP to

Hoshanah Rabbah
Tea & Torah
Oct 10 @ 9PM
at the Krisch home
Join us as we mark the last day of the Sukkot Chag with some Torah learning on the Ushpizin led by Rabbi Uri. 

Simchat Torah Women's Torah Reading
Oct 13
Contact Michal Cepler if you would like to be involved.

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Beth Joshua Congregation
13300 Arctic Ave
Rockville, Maryland 20853

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