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Sukkot

Two people in total shadow jumping on the beach with sunlight behind them

Before we left the house as kids, my dad always asked, “Is everybody happy?” Learn what Jewish tradition has to say about happiness.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman

Just as Sukkot ends, Reform Jews enjoy the two-in-one-day holiday of

Jane E. Herman
Outside view of a sukkah

During Sukkot, we customarily invite famous people from the past to be guests in the sukkah. This year, I would like to invite Jesus as my guest.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Hands of a young child using scissors to cut a heart out of red paper

Many communities still need our help In that spirit, here are a couple of ideas you can do with your kids, also with what you probably already have at home.

 
    Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal
    Sukkah on balcony of Jerusalem apartment building

    Jerusalem is home to a unique type of sukkah: precarious and cantilevered, they hang off the sides of buildings – and between the two Jerusalems, one above, one below. 

    Cantor Evan Kent
    Colorful paper lanterns hanging inside a sukkah

     As Jews the world over construct their own sukkahs - temporary, walled, outdoors structures with a view of the sky - we've rounded up a few especially impressive versions. 

    Kate Bigam
    Wooden welome sign hanging from a rope string

    We want you to come to High Holiday services, but we want you to come back, too -- when it’s less crowded and when we can welcome you and show you what we’re all about.

    Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

    Fall’s bounty influences ingredients in both Sukkot and Thanksgiving foods. Look closely at some traditional side dishes to see stories of our Jewish culinary heritage.

    Tina Wasserman

    Every holiday should be inclusive, but some lend themselves more naturally toward being inclusive than others. Sukkot is one of those.

    Lisa Friedman

    As we welcome guests this Sukkot, the sole label we should place on each other is an inclusive one: we are individuals with diverse needs.

    Rabbi P.J. Schwartz

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