Pastoral Care Services
Sukkot and Simchat Torah
NOTE: September 22-24, 2010 and September 30 - October 1, 2010 are observed in
the same way as Shabbat.
Begins at sundown on September 22, 2010 and continues through September 30, 2010.
Sukkot, or Festival of Booths, is a remembrance of the forty years of traveling in the Sinai
Desert prior to the entry into the Holy Land. For that reason, this is a time of remembrance of
God's kindness and reaffirmation of trust in God's providence.
- Taking of the Four Kinds/Species: One observance of Sukkot which can be included
during hospitalization is the Taking of the Four Kinds/Species. To experience the Taking of the
Four Kinds/Species while at the Medical Center, please call 410-328-6014,
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or ask your nurse to page a chaplain.
Booth: During Sukkot, Jewish families often build a temporary booth or
hut in their backyards and meals are taken there to remind families of the transitory nature of
life and the goodness of God. To find out how you can help Pastoral Care Services make a booth
available to patients during this time, please click
Begins at sundown on September 30, 2010 and continues through October 1, 2010.
Simchat Torah, or "Rejoicing of the Torah," is the day on which the annual Torah reading cycle is
ended and begun anew.
- Torah Readings: For information about obtaining prayer books and Torah Readings,
please call 410-328-6014, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or ask your
nurse to page a chaplain.
For More Information
Please call 410-328-6014, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or ask your
nurse to page a chaplain if you would like more information about Sukkot and Simchat Torah
services at UMMC.
This page was last updated on:
October 14, 2010.