Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts," refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei and is marked by several distinct traditions. One tradition, which takes the commandment to "dwell in booths" literally, is to build a sukkah, a booth or hut. A sukkah is often erected by Jews during this festival, and it is common practice for some to eat and even live in these temporary dwellings during Sukkot.

Sukkot is a very exciting time at Kol Ami. Our teenagers are available to assist families in building their own sukkah while our younger children decorate the Congregation's sukkah. Young and old join together on Erev Sukkot for a fun filled evening of more sukkah decorating, crafts, music, dinner and services.

Read more about the history and customs of Sukkot.

Learn how to build your own Sukkah, easy, cheap and fast.