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!
Monday, October 2nd - Get Ready to Shake Your Luluv" Sukkah Building and Decorating
1:00pm-4:00pm - East Side Dining
Monday, October 9th - Sukkah Hop
5:00pm - 9:00pm - Location Varies
Tuesday, October 10th - Bingo in the Sukkah
Details to follow
Thursday, October 12th - Sub-sational Simchat Torah Celebration
7:00pm - Services - Melville Library N5560
8:30pm - Dinner - East Side Dining
If you'd like to order your own Luluv and Etrog - find more information here!