Torah E-Thought: Get happy quick


This Week at Lubavitch Centre of Leeds
Light Candles in Leeds
First Night Succot,
Friday 2nd Oct 
Second Night Succot 7:26pm

First days Succot Ends
Sunday 4th Oct 7:24pm
Torah Portion: Succot

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Message from the Rabbi
Dear Friend,

This Friday Night is Sukkot! In view of the extra challenges, we are making an increased effort to enable everyone to eat in the Sukkah and shake the Lulav and Etrog, You can book a visit from the Sukkah Mobile here.

After an amazing response to our outdoor services over Yom Kippur you can now book for the first days of Sukkot here. We’re going to be holding children’s services both days and also two covid-secure Torah Tots over Sukkot.

Bookings for Hebrew’s Cool Club close tomorrow (Friday). Details here.

Please join me at 4pm on Friday when I stream my pre-Sukkot thoughts in the Alwoodley Ward Residents Facebook Group. Alwoodley Ward residents can join the group here.

All our coronavirus support is online here.

Wishing you a Good Shabbos,

Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds


Visit our Sukkah Mobile!

Upcoming Events
Friday Night First Night Sukkot
Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Kiddush in the Sukkah, First Night
Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 - 7:40 pm
Shabbat Morning, First Day Sukkot
Shabbat, Oct. 3, 2020 - 10:30 am
Children's Services, Shabbat Morning, First Day Sukkot
Shabbat, Oct. 3, 2020 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For Ages 3 - 6
Kiddush in the Sukkah, First Day
Shabbat, Oct. 3, 2020 - 12:30 pm
Kiddush in the Sukkah, Second Night
Shabbat, Oct. 3, 2020 - 7:40 pm
Sunday Morning, Second Day Sukkot
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 - 10:30 am
Children's Services, Sunday Morning, Second Day Sukkot
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For Ages 3 - 6
Kiddush in the Sukkah, Second Day
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 - 12:30 pm
Sukkot Torah Tots
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Virtual Sukkot Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Sukkot Torah Tots
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 - 3:30 pm
Ruth Bell's weekly session
Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Mondays 8.30pm
Ruth Bell's weekly class covers current and relevant points of interest in the yearly cycle beginning with counting the Omer; a look at the weekly sedra, and the daily schedule of Tanya (Chassidic teachings) and Tehillim (psalms).
Via Zoom. For details please contact Ruth on 07963 316 279

Hebrew Cool Club
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Service Times

Friday Night First Night Sukkot, 2 October - 6:21pm

Kiddush in the Sukkah, 2 October - 7.40pm

Shabbos Morning 26 October - 10.30am

Children's Services, Shabbat Morning, First Day Sukkot,

3 October- 11am-12pm

Kiddush in the Sukkah, 3 October - 12.30pm

By Pre Booking only - Click  here.


There will be a socially distanced Kiddush in the Sukkah. Priority will be given to those who do not have their own Sukkah

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Parshah in a Nutshell

The Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret Torah readings are from Leviticus 22-23, Numbers 29, and Deuteronomy 14-16. These readings detail the laws of the moadim or " appointed times" on the Jewish calendar for festive celebration of our bond with G-d; including the mitzvot of dwelling in the sukkah (branch-covered hut) and taking the " Four Kinds" on the festival of Sukkot; the offerings brought in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem on Sukkot, and the obligation to journey to the Holy Temple to "to see and be seen before the face of G-d" on the three annual pilgrimage festivals -- Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

On Simchat Torah ("Rejoicing of the Torah") we conclude, and begin anew, the annual Torah-reading cycle. First we read the Torah section of Vezot Haberachah, which recounts the blessings that Moses gave to each of the twelve tribes of Israel before his death. Echoing Jacob's blessings to his twelve sons five generations earlier, Moses assigns and empowers each tribe with its individual role within the community of Israel.

Vezot Haberachah then relates how Moses ascended Mount Nebo from whose summit he saw the Promised Land. "And Moses the servant of G-d died there in the Land of Moab by the mouth of G-d... and no man knows his burial place to this day." The Torah concludes by attesting that "There arose not a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom G-d knew face to face... and in all the mighty hand and the great awesome things which Moses did before the eyes of all Israel."

Immediately after concluding the Torah, we begin it anew by reading the first chapter of Genesis (the beginning of next Shabbat's Torah reading) describing G-d's creation of the world in six days and His ceasing work on the seventh--which He sanctified and blessed as a day of rest.