Sukkot at Ansche Chesed

Sukkot Schedule

Erev Sukkot
Wednesday, October 4
Evening Services 6:30pm in the Chapel

Sukkot Morning Services
Day 1
Thursday, October 5
Sanctuary Service: 9:45am in the Sanctuary
Minyan Ma’at: 10:00am in 5N

Evening Services
Thursday, October 5
6:30pm in the Chapel

Sukkot Morning Services
Day 2
Friday, October 6
Sanctuary Service: 9:45am in the Chapel
Minyan Ma’at: 10:00am in 5N

Chol HaMoed Morning Minyan
Sunday, October 8: 8:30am (ending 9:30 or so)*
Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day): 8:30am
Tuesday, October 10: 7:15am
Wednesday, October 11, Hoshanah Rabbah: 7:00am

*Note: It has been a long-standing practice in the Minyan to have breakfast in the Sukkah following services on Sunday Hol HaMoed, weather permitting. Let’s plan accordingly.

Seventh Day of Sukkot
Hoshanah Rabbah
Wednesday, October 11
Sanctuary Service: 7:00am in the Sanctuary

Erev Shemini Atzeret
Wednesday, October 11
Evening Services: 6:30pm in the Chapel

Shemini Atzeret
Thursday, October 12
Yizkor Service 7:00am in the Chapel
Sanctuary Service: 9:45am in the Sanctuary
Minyan M’at: 10:00am in 5N

Erev Simchat Torah
Thursday evening, October 12
Services: 6:30pm Hirsch Hall
We celebrate the Torah with singing, dancing, and hakafot (circling). Families with young children will have their own celebration beginning at 5:30 pm and will then join the main service for their own hakafah.

Simchat Torah Day
Friday, October 13
Hadar: 9:00am in Hirsch Hall
Sanctuary Service: 9:45am in the Chapel
Minyan Ma’at: 10:00am in 5N
The singing and dancing continue as we finish reading the Torah and
begin reading it all over again.

Sukkot Programming


Family Sukkot Potluck Kiddush

Saturday, October 7 at 12:15pm in the Roof Top Sukkah

Join us for a Family Potluck Kiddush in the Sukkah! We will meet on the roof after kids services. Please bring a dairy or pareve dish to share.

Sanctuary Service Dinner in the Sukkah

Saturday night, October 7 at 7pm
Join your fellow members of the Sanctuary Service for a festive dinner in the sukkah. Enjoy a catered dairy meal, with a fish or vegetarian entrée from Chef Bruce Soffer.
Ansche Chesed will supply kiddush wine only. Please bring your own challah and potable and palatable wine.
Please sign up by Tuesday night, October 3rd so we can plan accordingly.
$36.00 per person
Click here to register.

Sushi and Movie in the Sukkah

Saturday, October 7 from 7:30-9:30pm in the 5th floor Sukkah

Make your own sushi and watch a movie under the stars in the sukkah! Celebrate Sukkot together with new and old friends. Cost: $5  Click here to RSVP.

11th Annual Sukkah Sing-Along!

Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm
Join Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn, Shirei Chesed Chorus singers, Mike Cohen on woodwinds and other guest musicians for our Annual Sukkah Sing-Along!
Partake in a festive meal on our rooftop Sukkah, bring your family, a friend or two, and a dairy or pareve dish to share. We will pick the most beautiful and fun Jewish folk songs from Israel and beyond to sing the night away!
Free of charge.

Israeli Film and Discussion in the Sukkah

Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm in the 5th Floor Sukkah
Join Upper West Side Shaliach, Hai Piasezky, in our Sukkah to watch a few short films as a part of The Other Israeli Film Festival, followed by a conversation about the important topics raised in these films.

Kids Shemini Atzeret Services

Thursday, October 12 at 11am in the Chapel
Kids of all ages are welcome to join our special Shemini Atzeret service with Rabbi Yael! Parents are welcome to attend as well.

Family Simchat Torah Celebration

Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm in Hirsch Hall
Join us Thursday evening for a light dairy dinner followed by dancing and our annual Torah Unroll! All are welcome to stay for the Ansche Chesed Simchat Torah celebration. We will have a special children’s ice cream party after the first Hakafa.

Use of Sukkah Schedule


Open Daily

Wednesday, October 4

(Erev Sukkot)

Open after services


 10 pm
Thursday, October 5

(1st Day Sukkot)


Open before and after services

(Closed for cleaning 4-5 pm)

10 pm
Friday, October 6

 (2nd Day Sukkot)

Open before and after morning and evening services10 pm
Saturday, October 7


Open before and after services

Family Potluck Kiddush 12-2pm

Sanctuary Service Dinner 7-10pm

Havdalah Movie



10:30 pm

Sunday, October 8Ma’at Coordinators Meeting 11-11:30am

Minyan Ma’at Dinner 7-10pm


10 pm

Monday, October 9  10:30 pm
Tuesday, October 10 ACHS Dinner 5:30-6:30pm

Sukkah Sing Along 7-9pm

Yaldaynu 5:30-6:30pm


Film Festival Discussion 7-10pm


10 pm

Wednesday, October 11

(Erev Shemini Atzeret)

Minyan Rimonim Dinner 7-11 pm 11 pm

*Maximum capacity for the 5th floor Sukkah is 60 adults.

NOTE: The Sukkah will be closed for cleaning between 2 pm and 3 pm daily during Chol HaMoed when morning services are not held. The Sukkot open at 8am

Both the rooftop sukkah and the 5th floor sukkah are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ansche Chesed provides paper goods and coffee and tea, but no other beverages.

Meals in the sukkah must conform to Ansche Chesed’s kashrut policy:  Only dairy or parve foods prepared in a kosher kitchen or packaged kosher products are permitted.  No meat is allowed in the sukkah.

** Please note that even on nights where there are Minyan Dinners, the sukkahs are still open to the public.