Sukkot

sukkotSukkot, 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.

Sukkot service
Monday, September 24 – 10:00am
In addition to special festival readings, Psalms of praise (Hallel) and additional prayers of gratitude are included in the service.

Yizkor service
Sunday, September 30 – 9:30am
We remember our loved ones who are no longer with us.

 

Read more about the history and customs of Sukkot.