Community Succah Build and Brunch! @ Rabbi's House
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am


Come have brunch, and build the structure of the community Succah at Rabbi Barclay’s home.  We will be bringing out the wood and building the basic framework (the entire succah with fronds cannot be built until after Yom Kippur), and sharing light food, coffee, and laughs…

If you have your own electric drill, please bring it to make things go quicker; but most importantly, please come celebrate the preparation for this happiest of holidays as we start building the Succah!

Decorate the Community Succah @ Rabbi's House
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm

Bring flowers, decorations, and come decorate the Community Succah in preparation for Sukkot:  the one holiday where we are commanded to be joyous!

Adult Ed in the Succah: Keeping the High of the High Holy Days Throughout the Year @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

How can we keep the deep and uplifting spiritual feeling of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services, and continue on that path throughout the year?

The holiday of Sukkot is the beginning of the process, so come learn the methods, techniques, and practices to keep our spirituality moving in the direction of our soul’s highest purposes as we study together under the shade of the Succah. 

Talmud & Tobacco in the Succah! @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

Talmud & Tobacco:

The Hidden Secrets of Sukkot:  Manifesting Your Dreams of Love, Success and Even Children Through Observance of the “Holiday of Our Happiness”

Learn how to manifest the deepest dreams of your soul into physical reality through a more full understanding of this powerful holiday…the only holiday in which we are commanded by God to be happy!  We will study ancient texts together and learn how our Sages used Sukkot to create daily miracles in their lives.

This class is only open to those over the age of 21.  As always, cigars will be provided by the TNS Men’s Club, but for this one event, we ask people to consider bringing fine spirits to share as we enjoy the studying under the shade of the Succah.  As always, this class is open to everyone:  make and female, smoker and non smoker (there is a non-smoking section in the Succah).


Pizza in the Hut @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the kids big and small as we come together for vegetarian and cheese pizzas in the warmth of the Community Succah at the Rabbi’s House in Westlake Village.  Swimming will also be available for young and old alike (and yes, the Rabbi keeps the pool heated!)

More than anyone, it is important that we teach our children to enjoy the holiday of Succot, so come have some pizza and drinks with other families with children in the shade of the Succah.

Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi’s Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm


Potluck “Rebbe Tisch” Shabbat dinner

Based on the Hasidic concept of “The Rabbi’s Table”, we will share stories and songs with Rabbi Barclay, Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, and other special guests as we gather for a family Shabbat service and meal.  Let the children and those who are young at heart come celebrate together Shabbat under the shade of the Sukkah.

Please bring dairy/pareve dishes to share with others  (and it’s always nice to have some main courses besides the delicious desserts)

Men’s Club and Sisters of Simcha Potluck Shabbat Brunch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am

Men’s Club and Sisters of Simcha Pot Luck Sukkot Shabbat Brunch

Meet the members of the temple auxiliary groups, and learn about what they are doing as we come together for a delicious potluck breakfast. The Barclay kitchen will be available for any preparation needs, so come enjoy Shabbat morning with old friends, new friends, and a terrific meal in the Succah.

Please bring dairy/pareve dishes to share with others.

Hookah in the Succah! @ Rabbi's House
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

It’s time for the annual Hookah in the Succah!  This event, developed originally by Rabbi Barclay years ago, has been copied by synagogues all over the country…so come experience the original!  Celebrate Havdalah and Sukkot with multiple hookahs (water pipes filled with flavored tobacco from the Middle East) as we learn about the holiday and experience the same sense of community in this holiday that our ancestors did thousands of years ago in Israel.

The evening is only for those 18 and older, as there will have tobacco smoke; and cigars will also be provided.  Feel free to bring fine spirits of your choice to share, and be prepared for a wonderful evening of camaraderie.