The free event is scheduled for Sept. 27 in West Hartford.
Submitted by Jane Zande
The public is cordially invited to a Sukkot Open House in Congregation Beth Israel’s sukkah on Sunday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the ritual of shaking the lulav and etrog. Pizza and Ice cream sundaes will be served.
Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “booths” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. It also commemorates the 40 years of Jewish wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai. It takes the commandment to dwell in booths literally, so we erect a sukkah, a small, temporary booth or hut, and celebrate in it.