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5:30 pm - Temple Emanu-El: Erev Sukkot & First Night Fiesta
September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join your fellow congregants and clergy as we welcome in Sukkot with a fiesta dinner and celebration! Our membership committee is providing a nacho bar and sangria for everyone to enjoy!
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. Sukkot is often referred to as hag ha-asif, “The Harvest Festival.” Much of the imagery and ritual of the holiday revolves around rejoicing and thanking God for the completed harvest
You are invited to decorate the Sukkah with your family and partake in the mitzvah of dining in it as well. This event is open to all age groups. We kindly ask that you register in advance. We can’t wait to see you there!