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Sukkot

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot that were originally agricultural celebrations.  Its significance, however, goes beyond being a holiday of thanksgiving for the harvest. It is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of the month of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions.

At United Hebrew we decorate our sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut with items representing our theme for the year. In addition to the greenery and burlap that traditionally make up our sukkah, we decorate with a theme every year.  See below for information on decorating this years sukkah.

Friday, October 11, 2019

5:00 p.m. Sukkah Decorating
5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat
5:45 p.m. Shabbat Nosh
6:30 p.m. Blue Jean Shabbat (casual attire welcome)
No need to RSVP. All ages welcome!

Sunday, October 13, 2019
5:30 p.m. – Pizza in the Hut
6:30 p.m. – Sukkot Service in front of the UH sukkah
Open to the Community

Monday, October 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Sukkot Festival Service followed by a breakfast nosh

 

For more on the history and traditions of Sukkot, click here.