The Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism


sukkotSukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei and is marked by several distinct traditions. One tradition, which takes the commandment to “dwell in booths” literally, is to build a sukkah, a booth or hut. A sukkah is often erected by Jews during this festival, and it is common practice for some to eat and even live in these temporary dwellings during Sukkot. Read more about the history and customs of Sukkot.

rabbi_sukkotAt our own family Erev Sukkot service we sit in our community built Sukkah, and gaze at the stars as we sing, pray, wave the lulav and etrog, and enjoy a wonderful puppet show presented by our rabbi.

Shabbat Times