SUKKOT: Sukkot is a Jewish holiday where we give thanks for the Fall Harvest, celebrated on the 15th day of Tishrei, which is September 18, 2013. This holiday lasts for 7 days and it is customary to dwell and eat in a Sukkah. A Sukkah is a temporary hut. The word sukkah means booth. We build our sukkah with 3 sides and a roof made of organic materials and is open to the sky. A sukkah reminds us of the dwellings the Israelites lived in when they traveled in the desert for 40 years after the exodus from slavery in Egypt. It is a mitvah to eat and sleep in the sukkah.
How can we observe Sukkot with our children?
- decorate the sukkah with pictures of fruits and vegetables. You can make paper chains to hang from the walls.
- enjoy a meal in the sukkah. Enjoy hot chocolate and a story at night. PJ Library has wonderful stories about the holiday!
- Shake the lulav and smell the etrog.
- Join us a the JCC sukkah on Thursday, September 19th any time between 7:30 and 9:30AM.
We will be serving bagels and fruit and enjoying breakfast in the SUKKAH with our JCC family. This is FREE to all some come by!!!