Sukkot

sukkot

Sukkot at Congregation Kol Shalom, includes the construction of a sukkah in our garden and a potluck dinner in the Sukkah. 

You can see a video of a previous build below.

The Religious School children are involved in the decoration of the Sukkah and the celebration.

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.