Celebrating Sukkot with your Family
This year, Sukkot begins in the evening of September 23 and ends in the evening on September 30. Sukkot, a harvest holiday, is celebrated by building a temporary booth, shaking four specific plant species, and inviting guests to spend time together. Our community has many events taking place for Sukkot. Please visit our 510families.com guide for Sukkot celebrations near you and check out our ideas to celebrate below!
For a comprehensive list of activities, recipes, and resources to help enhance your family’s holiday, see PJ Library’s Quick Guide to Celebrating Sukkot With Kids.
Here’s a list of books to read at bedtime, in the sukkah, or like some folks, bedtime IN THE SUKKAH!
Dancing at Dusk: Family Sukkot
JCC of the East Bay, Berkeley
Thursday, September 27
Join our annual Sukkot celebration as we gather under our branch-laden sukkah to celebrate our land, agriculture, and home, with festive music, delicious food, and our warm community. More information.
Family Shabbat and Salmon in the Sukkah
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Friday, September 28
Come to a special Sukkot Family Shabbat Service. After the service, we will gather in the B’nai Shalom sukkah for a festive salmon dinner cooked by the Congregation B’nai Shalom Men’s Club. More information.
Sukkot In-Gathering: Celebrating the Rain Ritual
Wilderness Torah, Tilden Park
Sunday, September 30
Come rejoice as a community and give gratitude to the earth and Spirit for a blessed year and the coming rains. More information.
Sukkot Farm Festival
Urban Adamah, Berkeley
Sunday, September 30
This event is a joyous Sukkot celebration and an all-ages day of play! This year, we invite you to take our adult-only mini workshops and, if you have kids, drop them off with our fabulous farm educators. They will build their own sukkot (temporary shelters), cook farm-to-table meals, and explore/work in our garden in age-appropriate ways. More information.
Sukkot is a time when we erect a temporary dwelling, but for those in the path of Hurricane Florence, they may not be living in a temporary home by choice. Consider talking to your children about how you can help victims of Hurricane Florence, and please make a donation to help those in need.