"It's a great mitzvah to always be Happy!" Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

"Think good and it will be good!" -Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch
Shabbos, Hoshana Rabba,
Shemini Atzeres &
Simchas Torah Bulletin
Friday, September 24, 2021 / 18 Tishrei 5781 Wednesday, September 28 2021 / 23 Tishrei 5781
We have leased a space for the month of September:

The address is:
between Saturn & Alcott

*Please note we are now on the Winter schedule. Mincha will follow Shabbat candle lighting times

FRIDAY, September 24
6:29   PM--Candle lighting
6:30--PM--Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat with Yehuda Solomon

SATURDAY, September 25
8:30--AM -Weekly Parsha class with David Sacks
9:00--AM--Shacharis with Hallel
10:30-AM--Koheles followed by Torah Reading followed by Mussaf
7:23--PM--Shabbat ends, Maariv & Havdallah

Why Do We Read Koheles on Sukkot?

A major theme of Kohelet is the futility of mundane pursuits and pleasures, and the search for deeper meaning to life. Sukkot is also known as Chag ha-Asif—the Festival of Ingathering. It’s the time of year when the harvest has ended, and the crops are gathered and stored for the coming year. It’s a moment of great satisfaction, as one can see the fruits of his labor before him.

Kohelet shakes our contentment with the reminder that mundane accomplishments are fleeting and empty. Even at the close of the harvest, we must seek real achievement and fulfillment.

Sukkot itself demonstrates this theme by the commandment to live in temporary dwellings. We move outside our home, which provides a sense of permanence and comfort, and instead dwell in a flimsy hut. This recalls the transience of physicality, as does the book of Kohelet.

SUNDAY, September 26

8:30PM - 10:30PM "What is Jewish Mindfulness" by Yehuda Masjedi, free class offered in his personal sukkah: 9418 Kirkside Road, 90035 also on zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9992034122
Meeting ID: 999 203 4122

11:00PM - 5:00AM--In the tradition of Reb Shlomo, ztl, all night learning in person, in the Happy Minyan Sukkah (see flier below)! 1445 South Robertson Blvd. Will also be on zoom:

Happy Minyan Hoshana Rabba Eve All Night Learning
Time: Sep 26, 2021 11:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 3658 6531
Passcode: 669474

MONDAY, September 27
8:30--AM- Annual Musical Hoshana Rabba davening (see flyer below) led by Yehuda Solomon & Duvid Swirsky. 1445 South Robertson Blvd

MONDAY, September 27
6:25   PM--Candle lighting

TUESDAY, September 28
9:00--AM--Shacharis (with Hallel) & Torah Reading
10:45-AM--Torah Reading
11:10 AM--Yizkor followed by Mussaf (With Tefillas Geshem) 

TUESDAY, September 28
6:30--PM--Mincha, Maariv
7:18--PM--Candle from pre-existing flame after 7:18pm
7:45--PM - 8:45-PM Hakafot
8:45-PM--Torah Reading
WEDNESDAY, September 29

8:30--AM--Shacharis, Hallel, Mussaf
11:00-AM--Auction & kiddish
11:30 AM -Hakafot & Simultaneous Torah reading & Aliyot *Light lunch will be served during this time
1:00--PM--Torah Service
7:17---PM--Holiday ends
Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l 
on Moving From Yom Kippur to Sukkos

(Via Stuie Wax)

Carrying the Torah Forever

After Yom Kippur we feel homeless in our own homes. We don't want to live in a house where the protection is made out of stone or wood. We want to live in a house where it's clear to us that G-d Himself is protecting us. I don't want to live in a house where I cannot see the stars in the sky. I want to live in a house where every little star can send me a message of light. I don't want to live in a house where maybe even one Jew does not feel at home. I want to live in a house where every Jew, and eventually the whole world, feels at home. My beautiful friends, every second in the Sukkah you can taste Paradise in the most eternal way. Once a year we sit with our holy Mothers and our holy Fathers in the Sukkah. I bless you and me, let it also be with our children - all the children of Israel and eventually all the children of the world. All year long the Torah is such a burden. Every word weighs ten thousand tons and how often do we think it is really too much, but after being in the Sukkah for Eight days, living in G-d's world again - a cleansed and purified holy world - I suddenly realize how light the Torah is. It's not I who carries the Torah; it's the Torah that carries me. So I run out from the Sukkah straight to the Holy Ark. I dance with the Torah for forty-eight hours. Before Sukkot I could barely carry the Torah four steps. After Sukkot I can carry the Torah forever.
Please add these names to your prayers for a complete Healing:

Aryeh Leib ben Yita
Miriam bat Elana
Ava bat Elana Esther
Yehoshua Emmanuel ben Laleh Rachel
Margalite Gedalia bat Karen
Chaya Leah Bas Yaffa 
Avraham Etz Chaim ben Devora 
Chaya Tzivia bat Miriam
Daniel Ben Carol
Eliezer Ben Reuma
Yedidya Moshe Ben Mira Miriam
Avraham Ben Chana Hinda
Yosef Azriel Ben Chaya Michal