What is Sukkot?
Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. According to rabbinic tradition, these flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt. The festival of Sukkot is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals (chaggim or regalim) of the Jewish year. The origins of Sukkot are found in an ancient autumnal harvest festival. Indeed it is often referred to as hag ha-asif, “The Harvest Festival.”
Celebrating on Campus!
Thursday, September 20th - Get Ready to Shake Your Luluv" Sukkah Building and Decorating
4:00pm-7:00pm - East Side Dining
Friday, September 21st - Med School Sukkah Building
3:30-5:00pm - HSC Parking Garage
Monday, September 24th - Superman Was A Jew
7:00pm-8:00pm - ESD Sukkah
Wednesday, September 26th - Birthright In The Sukkah
7:00pm-10:00pm - ESD Sukkah
Thursday, September 27th - Sukkah Hop
5:00pm - 9:00pm - Location Varies
Friday, September 28th - Shabbat in the Sukkah
Egalitarian Services - 6:30pm - Staller Steps
Orthodox Services - 6:30pm - Melville Library N5560
Dinner - 7:30om
Saturday, September 29th
Services 9:30am (Melville Library N5560)
Lunch - 12:30pm
Monday, October 1st - Sub-sational Simchat Torah Celebration
7:30pm - Services - Melville Library N5560
9:00pm - Dinner - East Side Dining
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