“On the fifteenth day of the 7th month, there shall be the Festival of Tabernacles; seven days unto God. And you shall take for yourself on the first day the fruit of the fruit of the beautiful tree (the Etrog), branches of palm-trees, boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Adonai your God for seven days (Leviticus 23:34,40).”
Sukkot is a wonderful time of year. It is time to turn to one of celebration of life and its renewal in the movement from the t’shuvah (introspection) of the High Holy Days to one that celebrates the rhythm of the changing seasons.
At Mt. Sinai, in the week after completing our observance of Yom Kippur, members gather to build a large Sukkah on our grounds that includes art created by our children in the religious school as part of our Sukkot celebration. Many of our congregants will come throughout the week and have lunch or dinner in the Sukkah and enjoy the Autumn air and colors Wisconsin foliage.
In addition, there is lulavim and etrogim (lulavs and etrogs) for all who wish to come and share in the ritual blessings associated with this mitzvah.
Services are held on the day of the festival as well as their celebration on the weekend during the seven day period of the holiday.
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