Sukes (Sukkot) 2013

The Midtown shule celebrated Sukes with three events this year.

On Sept 21, we participated in a harvest festival in Brooklyn at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, the site of New York City's oldest house. Parents from the shule helped enthusiastic children from diverse backgrounds build mini sukkahs from recycled and natural materials in an event that also included gardening demonstrations, face painting, cider pressing, cowboys, kettle corn, and a bluegrass jam.

On Sept 22, we held our own Sukes celebration as part of our open house and first day of classes. With instrumental help from shule students, our beloved teacher and leader Deborah Strauss got everyone moving to the "lulav shake." Kids festooned the room with paper chains, and families met and reconnected over bountiful harvest snacks.

And on September 15, our teen group participated in DOROT's Sukkot Package Delivery & 9/11 National Day of Service. Teens had a chance to visit with seniors and hear their stories as they delivered holiday treats as well as special items to mark 9/11, forging a link between generations.

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