Sukkot

Sukkot and Activities around the Bay

We are now midweek for Sukkot. The Bible refers to Sukkot as HaChag, THE Festival. The best, the greatest holiday. Read more about it here. Sadly, in America, it has slipped into the background and many Jews miss out on the fun. If you didn’t do much for Sukkot yet this year consider going to one…

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THE Festival: Sukkot

I love Sukkot. It is really the closest to a purely joyous holiday – along with Shabbat – in the Jewish calendar. Rabbi Larry Milder of Beth Emek in Pleasanton wrote two terrific pieces about Sukkot and I want to share them with you. Describing Sukkot’s relationship to Yom Kippur, he wrote: Philo of Alexandria asked:…

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Published on October 15th, 2019

Fall 2017 Building Jewish Bridges Programs

Fall 2017 Programs Sukkah Party for Interfaith Couples & Families Come to the Sukkah for some food and fun. Together we’ll make and hang sukkah decorations and everyone will get a chance to wave the lulav and etrog. We’ll make edible sukkahs that kids (and adults) can take home. Date: Sunday, October, 8 Time: 2…

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All sorts of Sukkahs!

In 2010 there was a contest called Sukkah City. People were invited to construct unusual sukkahs. Now the movie about this wild and crazy event is out; you can see a trailer here. What the contest illustrated is that sukkahs can come in all sorts of shapes, colors and materials. Even kosher ones! I thought…

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