Shabbat Morning in the Charry Sanctuary: Seasons & Songs


“A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven. . .” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

There is a custom of reading Megillat Kohelet, the Book of Ecclesiastes, during the festival of Sukkot. The text follows the voice of Kohelet, son of David, king of Jerusalem, in his search for the significance of life. One of the most well-known sections of the book describes twenty-eight different seasons, times or experiences in the scheme of things. In our study on Shabbat morning, we will look at how various commentators have understood this passage. How do these many seasons such as those of planting and uprooting, and seeking and losing, relate to our individual lives and to the Divine vision for the world as a whole? Our service begins at 10:00 AM in the Charry Sanctuary. Join us for spirited singing and study.

The service will be followed by a community-wide kiddush lunch in the GJC sukkah and a walk in our neighborhood to enjoy dessert in the nearby sukkot of the Shapiro-Mendelsohn and Spear families. We thank them for welcoming the community to their sukkot!

“And you shall rejoice in your festival… and you shall have nothing but joy.” (Deuteronomy 16:14, 15)