Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts”, is the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert. Sukkot is marked by several distinct traditions. One, which takes the commandment to dwell in booths literally, is to erect a sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut. Sukkot are used during the seven-day festival for eating, entertaining, and even for sleeping. Join us in our congregational sukkah out on our lawn for our Sukkot Dinner or the many programs over the holiday.
Sukkot, also called Z’man Simchateinu (Season of Our Rejoicing), is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice in the Torah, and rejoice we do, as we gather under the stars to celebrate God’s goodness and to welcome friends and strangers alike into our sukkot.