The Jewish festival of Sukkot began on October 16 and ends in the evening of Sunday, October 23. By erecting our temporary sukkah and inviting others in for festive meals and activities, we're celebrating harvest time in Israel. A sukkah is also a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites lived during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus.
The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County has created a central location on the Internet for Sukkot events happening this month in Rockland. Cantor Barry Kanarek, Director of Federation’s Rockland Jewish Initiative, reached out to the Rockland County Board of Rabbis and other local Jewish organizations to collect information on the events, which include sukkah parties for adults, family and child-oriented Sukkot celebrations, as well as Simchat Torah and Sh'mini Atzeret services. The events can be found online at jewishrockland.org/sukkahfest. If your Sukkot event is open to the public but not listed on the sukkahfest page, please visit this page and click the red "suggest an event" button.
We hope you will visit the sukkafest webpage and find a new Sukkot event to join this week!