The holiday of Sukkot, which begins four days after Yom Kippur is a festival that commemorates the Israelites forty years of wandering in the wilderness, when they built temporary shelters to live in. Agriculturally, Sukkot celebrates the end of the harvest season. During this holiday, some families will build sukkahs and spend family time in it eating meals and inviting friends and family to come and visit.
Click on this brochure to learn The Basics of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
Sukkot at Beth Or
In 2014, Sukkot will take place on October 8-15. Check back for our 2014 Sukkot event information.
Did You Know?
- Sukkot means "booths," and refers to the temporary shelters Jews were commanded to live in during their period of wandering in the desert.
- You can decorate your sukkah with everything from fruits & vegetables to children's artwork.
- A sukkah must have at least t and a half walls covered with material that will not blow away in the wind and a roof made from some kind of covering such as cornstalks, bamboo, or tree branches.
- Observant Jews are encouraged to spend a lot of time in the Sukkah - to eat, sleep and invite guests to visit.
Resources and Websites
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