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 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, October 10th
12pm - 3pm
Wednesday, October 16th
1pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, October 17th
5pm - 6:30pm
Friday, October 18th
5:40pm - 8pm
Saturday, October 19th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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