Please join us for a Sukkot pot-luck dinner on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.  Our Jewish Explorations students will be decorating the sukkah at 5:30 p.m.  Feel free to join them!

Bring a vegetarian dish to share (gluten free options welcome).

Please RSVP to office@templebnaiisrael.org 

 

For those of you new to Sukkot, below is a brief primer. We hope you will join us and learn more!

What is Sukkot? Sukkot is known as the “Festival of Tabernacles” and the “Feast of Booths.” It is one of Judaism’s three central pilgrimage festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot.

What are some Sukkot customs and practices? It is traditional to build a sukkah, a temporary hut to dwell in during the holiday. It is the custom to buy a lulav and etrog and shake them daily throughout the festival. In the times of the Temple, Sukkot was also the time of a water-drawing ceremony, a wonderfully joyous and upbeat celebration.