Sukkot at Mount Zion
Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur and is the Jewish Festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also recalls the huts that the Israelites lived in as they travelled in the desert for 40 years after receiving the Torah at Sinai. At Mount Zion, we encourage people to spend as much time in the sukkah as possible throughout the week. We have many events and services in the sukkah, and we encourage people to come any time when the synagogue office is open to take the lulav and etrog, along with instructions on what to do with them, out to the sukkah. Learn about Sukkot’s background, customs, blessings, foods, and more.
Don’t have a Sukkah at your house? We will have a drive-thru Sukkah in the Mount Zion Parking Lot. As you drive thru, we will shake the lulav, the arba’at ha-minim, on your behalf. Bring a non-perishable item from this list to donate to the Neighborhood House FoodShelf (there is especially a need for household goods and personal hygiene items) . Leave the bag(s) in your trunk and someone will take them out for you. Please wear a mask during the entire time you are in the Parking Lot.
If you’ve finished all your home projects (or even if you haven’t) we have the project for you! Enter the Mount Zion Sukkah Challenge! Send us pictures of your Sukkah by October 6 and we’ll publish a gallery of all our community members’ Sukkot. We will announce the most beautiful Sukkah on October 8 at Friday night services and the winner will get a special prize!
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