Illustration: Masha Manapov
Written by Emily Ellentuck
Another name for Sukkot is “z’man simchateinu,” time of our joy. We celebrate Sukkot as a festive holiday, a celebration of all the good we have in our lives. There are many ways that we can incorporate the mitzvot and traditions of Sukkot into our lives and bring the joy of the holiday into our homes.
- You can build a Sukkah, a temporary dwelling or hut, in your yard. Decorate it with fall fruits and vegetables, lights, and crafts. This is a great way to display the beautiful drawings that your children have brought home as well as any Rosh Hashanah cards that you received.
- It is a mitzvah to invite guests into our sukkah. Invite over some friends and share a meal together.
- Sukkot is the holiday of giving thanks- Have a family discussion about what you are thankful for.
- Sukkot is the holiday of the fall harvest- Spend time outside and look at all of the different kinds of plants that grow around us.
Come celebrate with your THA family in our Sukkah on Tuesday, October 10, 6-8 pm! We’ll have a jumping castle, obstacle course, inflatable slide, human hamster balls, music, train rides, pizza for sale, and more!