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The Garden City Jewish Center
168 Nassau Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530
516-248-9180

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Yom Sheini, 2 Tammuz 5777

Sukkot

Decorating the SukkahSukkot, 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. Read more about the history and customs of Sukkot.

For Sukkot, our Men's Club erects the Sukkah and our religious school children decorate it.  All enjoy a meal or some snacks in the Sukkah.