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Sukkot  

7 Ways to Celebrate!

1) Sukkot Shabbat Service with Consecration

Friday, October 2 – 6 PM

Join us as we celebrate our fall harvest festival and officially welcome our newest learners into Our Tent as they begin their Jewish educational journey at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami.

Here is the link:

https://www.suburbantemple.org/event/ShabbatOnline2020

2) Sukkot Drop-In

Come when you want, no appointment needed.

3) Celebrate Sukkot at Home:

Sukkot is one of the most joyful festivals on the Jewish calendar. “Sukkot,” a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. The holiday has also come to commemorate the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai.

Also called Z’man Simchateinu (Season of Our Rejoicing), Sukkot is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions. One, which takes the commandment to dwell in booths literally, is to erect a sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut. Sukkot (in this case, the plural of sukkah) are commonly used during the seven-day festival for eating, entertaining and even for sleeping.

Our sukkot have open walls and open doors, and this encourages us to welcome as many people as we can. We invite family, friends, neighbors, and community to rejoice, eat, and share what we have with each other.

Another name for Sukkot is Chag HaAsif (Festival of the Ingathering), representing the importance in Jewish life of giving thanks for the bounty of the earth. (reformjudaism.org)

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4) Hungry?

Build an edible sukkah!
 
5) Do you love to build?
Have lots of legos or other building toys?

Build a mini LEGO sukkah!
 

Using leaves to decorate for Sukkot!

What words can you think of to write on the leaves? What beautiful patterns do you see on the leaves that you can trace? All you need for this ageless project are leaves and indelible markers! 
 

6) Want to build a sukkah at home?

Here are simple instructions for building your own sukkah:

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/how-to-build-a-sukkah/

Want to make it even simpler next year?  Here are links to two places you can purchase Sukkah kits:

https://www.sukkahdepot.com/

https://www.amazon.com/sukkah-kit/s?k=sukkah+kit

If all of this seems too overwhelming, start even more simply, and make some paper sukkot decorations – fruits and veggies are great – and hang them in your dining room!

7) Pop-In Sukkah Visits with the Rabbis

Sunday, October 4 – 4-7 PM & Wednesday, October 7 – 5-8 PM

Rabbi Shana and Rabbi Vann would LOVE to come and see your Sukkah or any art project you have made connected to Sukkot. We will try to stop by as many homes as possible in this three hour window. Our visits will be socially distant, outdoors and brief (and weather permitting). This festival celebrates the fall harvest, our gratitude for food, shelter and community. If you wish, we will collect non-perishable food items for donation.  We can't wait to celebrate Sukkot with you! You can sign up for your preferred day on Calendly -

https://calendly.com/rabbivann/sukkot?month=2020-09&back=1

 

Fri, January 15 2021 2 Sh'vat 5781