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Sukkot begins at Sundown on Friday, October 2, 2020.

sukkot4gridSukkot, 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. Jews have observed the holiday by building sukkot (booths) in their yards and spending some or all of the week living in them.

At Judea Reform, we celebrate Sukkot with a special worship service -- sometimes at the synagogue, sometimes at a campground. Even if you don't build your own sukkah at home, there's a community sukkah beside our building, so you can have a meal, wave a lulav, or smell an etrog. Want to learn more about Sukkot? Click here for an explanation of the holiday and its observances.

Sukkot Under the Stars 2019 (Last Year)

NOTE: This is an event we held last year -- check back for this year's event.

Pack your picnic dinner and outdoor games for a relaxing evening with others including a bonfire and a Sukkot festival service and songs led by Rabbi Soffer, Music Director Allan Friedman, & Lay Cantor Corps member Lily Posner-Hess.

Meet at New Hope Camp & Conference Center: 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (JRC Sanctuary, in case of rain)

Rain Location: Judea Reform's Sanctuary

No RSVP needed. Join the Facebook event. at

***In addition to Sukkot Under the Stars, the sukkah at Judea Reform will be up October 13 through Oct. 21, and you are welcome to come by to spend time or eat in the sukkah anytime!

Thu, January 27 2022 25 Sh'vat 5782