Sukkot at Mt Sinai 2013 Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm
A Sukkot Family Service will be followed by kiddish in the Sukkah and a holiday potluck dinner. Please join us to wave the lulav and etrog and celebrate in our Sukkah.
Please note: there is no religious school the next day, Sunday September 22.
Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei and is marked by several distinct traditions. One tradition, which takes the commandment to "dwell in booths" literally, is to build a sukkah, a booth or hut. A sukkah is often erected by Jews during this festival, and it is common practice for some to eat and even live in these temporary dwellings during Sukkot.
Our Sukkot celebration begins with the community constructing our Sukkah on the patio at Mt Sinai, usually on a Sunday morning. We hold our Sukkot service on the Shabbat that falls during Sukkot.
Sukkot blessings, FAQs, and more can be found at: reformjudaism.org