Sukkot at Stony Brook



 Celebrate Sukkot with Stony Brook Hillel!

 Sunday, October 13 - Sunday, October 20th

Shmini Atzeret: Sunday, October 20th - Monday, October 21st

Simchat Torah: Monday, October 21st - Tuesday, October 22nd

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, October 10th

12pm - 3pm

Sukkah Building and Decorating


Wednesday, October 16th

1pm - 2:30pm

Build your own Edible Sukkah with JSA


Thursday, October 17th

5pm - 6:30pm

Israel 101


Friday, October 18th

5:40pm - 8pm

Shabbat in the Sukkah


Saturday, October 19th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sing it in the Sukkah




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.


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