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NYC Jewish events in October

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

There are a lot of events in New York City this month to celebrate Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and just fall, so we rounded them up! I keep updating this list, so check back all month long!


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Jewish Events in NYC in October


Friday, October 21 | Young Wall Street Shabbat Dinner

6:30 pm

Midtown, $54


Join Young Wall Street for Shabbat dinner and reconnect after a long month of holidays. You’ll be surrounded by friends and food as you enjoy our cocktail reception before sitting down to a delicious dinner. Unwind from work and spend your Friday night with us -- what a way to welcome the weekend!

Plus, you’ll discover how UJA is offering relief and real solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.


Friday, October 21 | Aviv 20s & 30s Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Upper West Side, $10 for members, $18 for non-members


Remember all those friends you said you’d meet up with once the High Holy Days were over? Reconnect with fellow 20s and 30s at Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner. After Shabbat services, We’ll gather for a delicious meal. Please note: You must register separately for Kabbalat Shabbat. Choose “West Main Level” when you’re registering, we’ll be sitting together on the left near the windows! This meal will be taking place indoors and we will be administering rapid antigen Covid tests prior to entry. This is an Aviv only event, which is BJ’s cohort for folks in their 20s and 30s.


Saturday, October 22 | NYC Singles Mixer

9 pm - 1 am

Midtown, $20


Celebrate with fellow Jewish members! Dance the night away, meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones! What to expect: • Jewish singles (30s, 40s, 50s) • DJ & Dancing • Snacks & Dips • Facilitators to help you mingle • Giveaways & Party Favors This is a partnered event with the "JSTF" who have 5,000+ Jewish single members! This is intended for Jewish members Only. General age range will be late 30s-50s.

Tuesday, October 25 | Achla Nights; YJP Rooftop Fall Soiree

8 to 11:45 pm, $23.05+

Midtown


Come enjoy the night at High Bar rooftop NYC. If you're an early riser and you're looking for a relaxing, fun, after work event, come have a great time networking with other young Jewish professionals. Let's make this awesome night be great, come meet YJP with your same life style, and enjoy every moment, whether your single, dating, married. it doesn’t matter what matters is to enjoy life make friends and meet others in our community while enjoying a fun yet easygoing night. Rain or Shine: The venue has indoor and outdoor areas. You can RSVP here.


Friday, October 28 | 18x18 Intimate Shabbat Dinners with Temple Emanu-El

8 pm, $18

Various locations around NYC


Enjoy the richness of tradition, a delicious meal, and conversation with 18 fellow young professionals.


Saturday, October 29 | MeetJew's Purim in October

9 pm, $49.99

Downtown


New York City!! Get ready for the best Hallowe…Purim party in October! On Saturday, October 29, we will be throwing down with @filteroffdating at High Water Rooftop for an unbelievably fun night! Come dressed up in your favorite costume, arrive to the first hour for an open bar, and party the night away at one of the best venues in the city!

Get your tickets NOW with the link in our bio! Early bird tickets are limited, so get them ASAP!


Past events: Sukkot and Simchat Torah in NYC


Tuesday, October 11 | Text and the City with Temple Emanu-El

6:30 to 8:30 pm, free

Rockwood Music Hall, Lower East Side


Chat with young rabbis about the things you care about, from sex and money to immigration and inequality. Shmooze with friends old and new and enjoy an open bar.


Wednesday, October 12 | Sukkot at 4Spice NY with Chabad downtown Brooklyn

5 to 7 pm, suggested $10 donation

Brooklyn


Join Young Jewish Professionals from around the city as we gather together to celebrate Sukkot and Jewish Unity


Wednesday, October 12 | Sushi in the Sukkah with Moise Safra Center

7:30 to 10:30 pm, $35-$60 (waitlist only)

Upper East Side


Join Kii and the Moise Safra Center for an amazing night under the stars in a massive sukkah!

Enjoy an open bar, music, and a sushi chef! For young Jewish professionals in their 20’s and 30’s. Buy before ticket prices go up! We will sell out! This is only informational, you must purchase a ticket from Safra here.


Thursday, October 13 | Sukkawood with Inwood Jews

2 to 6 pm, free

Inwood


Sukkahwood is back for its fourth annual event. Artists and architects will be featuring their art installations in a sukkah. There will also be food, music, arts and crafts, and entertainment. This event is being sponsored by large brand names, so feel free to stop by those. Everyone of all ages are welcome to join and support. For further information about the event, visit www.sukkahwood.org.


Thursday, October 13 | Sweets in the Sukkah at Park Avenue Synagogue

8 pm, free

Upper East Side


Gather in the PAS Sukkah for sweets and spirits with PAS 20s and 30s. We hope to see you there to celebrate the holiday - and it's a mitzvah!


Thursday, October 13 | Sushi in the Sukkah at Or Zaruah

7 to 10 pm, $30-$40

Upper East Side


We'll be celebrating Sukkot with a huge assortment of fresh sushi (lots of fish and veggie options) prepared by our very-own in-house sushi chef! There will also be plenty of beverages including beer, wine, mixed drinks, and sodas. The event will be held outside on the roof (weather permitting) and we expect a beautiful sunset! Please note that this event is intended for Young Jewish Professionals age 21-39. And you must have proof of a Covid vaccination. You can also email at OZYoungPros@gmail.com with any questions, or call the synagogue office at 212-452-2310.


Thursday, October 13 | Sukkot Comedy Show

8:30 pm | $35-45

Crown Heights, Brooklyn


New York’s top comedians coming together to make you laugh!! Featuring Olga Namer, Mikey Greenblatt, Chani Lisbon, Khalid Rahmaan, Eitan Levine (a former Jew of the Week!), Joey Bel, and Romy Rosner.


Friday, October 14 | JCP Shabbat Sukkot

7 to 8 pm, $20

Tribeca


Join Rabbi Deena Silverstone (a recent Jew of the Week) and Rabbi Jacob Leizman for a 20s and 30s dinner in JCP's Sukkah. The seven-day festival of Sukkot celebrates our freedom and the fall harvest! To kick off the fall and the TDJ calendar, we'll gather together in person for a festive holiday celebration and meal together.

Free for JCP members.* $20 general admission. Capacity is limited.

*Annual JCP membership is $180 for Downtown Jews. Please email rabbi@jcpdowntown.org if you are a current member or are interested in joining.


Friday, October 14 | Shake Shack - Friday Night Dinner in the Sukkah with Kii

7:30 to 10:30 pm, $25-35

Kii Hub in LES (in the sukkah)


Join Kii for a night of burgers and shakes in the Jewish shack (sukkah) for Shabbat dinner! Young Jewish professionals ages: 22-32. Please note, all ticket sales are final, no refunds. To learn more, sign up here.


Saturday, October 15 | Aviv 20s & 30s Havdalah in the Sukkah B'nei Jeshurun

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, $10 for members, $18 for non-members

Upper West Side


Sukkot is nicknamed Zman Simhateinu, a time of joy. Join fellow 20s and 30s for a joyful evening with Havdalah and cookie decorating in our beautiful sukkah! First, we’ll close out Shabbat with some learning and noshing inside our rooftop Sukkah. Then, we’ll create a sugary and joyful atmosphere while practicing cookie decorating techniques and make delicious masterpieces. Gluten free options will be available. This is an Aviv only event, which is BJ’s cohort for folks in their 20s and 30s.


Saturday, October 15 | JICNY Sukkah Party (moved from Thursday to Saturday)

8 to 10:30 pm, free

Upper West Side


Join us for a great JICNY & NJOP event for Sukkot Across America! There will be delicious wine & desserts in the Sukkah ages 25-40. This event is free when your RSVP in advance and there are no walk-ins at the door. Hurry now. Space is limited.


Saturday, October 15 | Shmooz In The Sukkah at Town & Village Synagogue

8 to 10 pm, $15-23

East Village


Join us for drinks, snacks, and fun under the stars in our sukkah on a beautiful rooftop! RSVP is recommended in advance for a lower admission ticket. For 20s, 30s, 40s, This event is brought to you by Town & Village Synagogue. To sign up, click here.


Saturday, October 15 | Sukkot Party

11 pm to 3 am, $18.07+

Flatiron


TLV x NYC, JVibe & Ymix Productions Presents Sukkot Soiree. Live it up with drinks, dancing, and socializing. This event is for young Jewish professionals aged 21-39. There is bottle and table service available to call 718-208-3916. Drinks will be served, so you must be 21+ and a ID is required. There are no refunds, no exchanges, and no exceptions.


Sunday, October 16 | Shemini Atzeret

6 pm on

Upper East Side - 419 E 77th st


Shemini Atzeret candle lighting at 5:56, food, and dancing.



Monday, October 17 | Simchat Torah Street Festival

8 to 11:00 pm, free

Upper East Side - 419 E 77th St


Join thousands of Jews, young of all ages, as we celebrate Simchat Torah and dance with the Torah. Refreshments, Lchaim, and children's activities! This event is brought to you by Chabad Upper East Side / Chabad Young professionals. You can find more information about the event here.


Monday, October 17 | B'nei Jeshrun Outdoor Simchat Torah

6:45 to 10:30, free, no registration required

Upper West Side


Join BJ for Erev Simhat Torah as we bring our celebration out to the street! We’ll be closing down West End Avenue and partnering with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan for a Simhat Torah celebration like no other! Please note: In the event of rain, this will be held in the BJ Sanctuary. The evening will start with arvit in the BJ Sanctuary. From there, we’ll proceed to West End Avenue for hakafot (dancing with the Torah) with the BJ spiritual leaders and musicians until 9:00 PM, when we will return to the Sanctuary for the reading of Torah at the conclusion of the evening.


Monday, October 17 | MJE Simchat Torah 20s and 30s Night party

Services during the day, party starting at 7 pm, free

Upper West Side


*admission free with registration, we will have a list at the door*

Celebrate the completion of the Torah with DANCING, OPEN BAR, AND LIGHT DINNER!

SCHEDULE

9:30 AM | MJE Morning Services

10:45 AM | Yizkor

11:00 AM | Sermon and Mussaf followed by Kiddush

6:10 PM | Mincha with the Jewish Center on the 3rd Floor

7:00 PM | Pre – Simchas Torah Pump Up

7:30 PM | Dancing with the Torah, Services, Party, and Festivities


Tuesday, October 18 | MJE Simchat Torah Day party

all day

Upper West Side


The MJE celebration continues BREAKFAST BUFFET, DANCING, MIMOSAS, L'CHAIM SCOTCH SHOTS AND ANNUAL AUCTION. Mix, mingle & support MJE!

SCHEDULE

9:30 AM | Simchat Torah Services Followed by Big Buffet Breakfast

11:30 AM | Hakafot (Dancing with the Torah)

1:00 PM | Completion of the Torah followed by Hot Kiddush

6:25 PM | Mincha at the Jewish Center followed by class



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