This page has the 411 on Sukkot at KI!

Dear Friends,

We look forward to celebrating Sukkot with you! While this Sukkot will certainly look and feel different than how we have previously observed it at KI, we nonetheless look forward to celebrating this joyous holiday with you all. This page contains full details about how we are celebrating Sukkot at KI.

Please also note that Yizkor will be on October 10 during Shmini Atzeret services. Many people told us that the picture slideshow of loved ones during Yom Kippur Yizkor was very meaningful, so we would like to invite you to continue to send us pictures to, until October 6. We will include another slideshow in the October 10 Yizkor service.

We also look forward to continuing our tradition of calling up all children to recite the blessing before the fifth Aliyah on Simchat Torah morning, October 11. Thank you so much to David Noles and Josh Farmer for reading an Aliyah that morning!

Our best,

Cantor Sharon Hordes
Yonatan Yussman, Executive Director

Those who ordered a Lulav and Etrog set should have received them already in the mail. If you ordered one, and have not yet received yours, please be in touch with us.
Calling all kids and adults!
Everyone is invited to build their own edible Sukkah by Thursday, October 8 and post pictures on our Facebook page at We’ll have a special guest judge the winner.
The possibilities are endless!

Candy Sukkah – Source
Monday, October 5
at 7:00 p.m.
To celebrate Simchat Torah (the giving of the Torah), we will have a casual, friendly Bible quiz competition on Zoom. Don’t worry if you don’t know much Bible trivia. We’ll throw in plenty of fun general trivia questions as well. Special guest host: Terrett Drake!
Wednesday, October 7
at 11:00 a.m.
Cantor Hordes will be teaching a Zoom class on Sukkot during Jews and Brews.
Due to the virus, we are not having any in-person events inside the Sukkah. However, we constructed our Sukkah so that you can drive your car under it and spend time inside the Sukkah. In fact, we ask that people not congregate inside our Sukkah unless they are inside their car. You can sign up for a time slot to use our drive-through Sukkah here:

To give you a better idea of what you can expect, we created this video which explains exactly how to use our drive-through Sukkah.

Also, here are some other links you might find useful:
How to shake the lulav and etrog
Blessings to say when you’re in the Sukkah

Saturday, October 10
at 6:00 p.m.
Normally, the highlight of Simchat Torah evening is unfurling the entire Torah and dancing and celebrating and singing. This year, we will hold our celebration in the KI parking lot instead while practicing social distancing. Everyone will stay in their cars, and we will have a giant movie screen where everyone will be able to see and hear Cantor Hordes as she leads us in prayer and singing and celebration. Of course, this event is pending satisfactory weather conditions and strict adherence to CDC and governmental guidelines. This will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page. Please let us know if you’ll be coming in person! Email or call 502-414-5449. 
Sunday, October 11
at 9:00 a.m.
All children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age are invited to unmute themselves on Zoom and say the blessing before the fifth Aliyah during Simchat Torah services. This is the traditional “Kol HaNearim” Aliyah, which means “All the Children” Aliyah. We look forward to having lots of kids participating that day!