Celebrating Sukkot

On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.

Sukkot is a time to host guests for meals in the sukkah. The open booth is a reminder of how the Children of Israel slept after they fled slavery in Egypt, a connection to the story of Pesach. It also resembles temporary shelters from the sun used by farmers planting out in the fields.

This year Sukkot will begin in the evening on Friday, September 29, 2023 and end in the evening on Friday, October 6, 2023.