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Sukkot at Stony Brook



 Celebrate Sukkot with Stony Brook Hillel!


What is Sukkot?

Beginning five days after Yom KippurSukkot 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


Shabbat in the Sukkah

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


If you'd like to order your own Luluv and Etrog - find more information here!

Click here for information about academic policies regarding classes on major religious holidays.


Melville Library N5580, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: 631.632.6565
E-Mail: [email protected]

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