Sukkot

Posted by: Stacey Herman on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00:00 am

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.sukkah-image

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!!!

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