Sukkot: The Season of Our Joy, the Festival of Earth & Rain By Rabbi Arthur Waskow | 10/14/2008 Global Scorching Sukkot By Rabbis David Seidenberg & Arthur Waskow Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival, is traditionally called THE season of our joy. (My book about the Jewish festival cycle, Seasons of Our Joy, treats them all; but Sukkot is preemi... read more.
By Devorah Serkin The whirlwind of holidays is upon us again. Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkos, Shemini Atzeres, and Simchas Torah falling one right after the other is extremely hectic, and sometimes the meaning of all the yom tovim gets a little lost between all the cooking, cleaning, eating, building, decorating, buying new clothes, shaking the lulav, dancing with the Torah. With all the festivity, we can lose our focus as ... read more.
Summary: The celebration of Sukkot leads us to focus on the importance of shelter and housing, our mandate to welcome others into our homes, the environment and exigencies of nature, and how we use the food we gather from the land to feed ourselves and others. Families, social action chairs, educators, youth group leaders, and other synagogue leaders will find many programs and projects that join together these themes of Sukkot with s... read more.
Goals: To explore the various values, themes, and riutals of sukkot. To learn in a fun and creative way. To encourage participants to work together in solving questions Audience: Ages 8 and up, adaptable for younger with different questions. Good for intergenerational and adult program as well. Duration: Flexible, 15 - 30 minutes. Materials: Questions Sheet (attached) 2 Dry Erase... read more.
Explore sources appreciating water. With Hebrew-English sources and discussion questions. Great for adult learning programs. This content originated at http://canfeinesharim.org/community/sukkos.php. read more.
True Joy: Through water Click here for a printable version (pdf format) of this article On Sukkos, we celebrate water through the Simchas Beis Hashoeva (Celebration of the Water Drawing Ceremony). It is said that anyone who has not participated in this celebration has not known true joy. (Sukka 51a). The Gemarrah discusses this concept along with other examples of great things that existed. (51b) Four ... read more.
Water seems abundant, but it is precious and needs to be preserved. This resource provides a teaching about the Jewish people’s relationship with water, as demonstrated by traditions of Sukkot. Make sure to check out its accompanying resource, "The Value of Water Fact Sheet". You can find printable versions of both resources at http://canfeinesharim.org/. read more.
A Shiur on the Simchas Beis Hashoeva. The Mayim Chaim Source Sheet accompanies this shiur. This content originated at http://www.canfeinesharim.org/community/sukkos.php?page=12386. read more.
This source sheet accompanies "Mayim Chaim M'Yerushalayim: Exploring the "Nature" of the Simchas Beis Hashoeva Celebration". This content originated at http://www.canfeinesharim.org/community/sukkos.php?page=12386. read more.
Water seems abundant, but it is precious and needs to be preserved. This resource from Canfei Nesharim contains a fact sheet with information about water and suggested actions to protect it. A great resource to share with your community! The "Water is precious. Don't let it go down the drain!" resource accompanies this one. You can find printable versions of both at http://canfeinesharim.org. read more.