United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700

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.

 

Sukkot 2020

Friday, October 2

Shabbat Service
6:30 p.m.—UH parking lot and Livestream
Space is limited. Please make your reservation here or by calling Jackie Carper at 314-469-0700.

*In person programs are subject to the St. Louis County guidelines at the time of the service. If it is raining, the service will be livestream only.

 

Saturday, October 3

Sukkot Shabbat Morning Service
10:30 a.m. – Livestream

 

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