Sukkot is a seven day Biblical festival recalling our the Jewish people’s Exodus from Egypt. The rabbis call it the “Time of Rejoicing.” We celebrate here both our freedom and the Fall harvest; but we are also mindful of the fragility of life and its many blessings by spending time during this festival week in our Sukkot. These temporary shelters are symbolic of the dwellings our ancestors built on their wanderings between Egypt and the Land of Israel and evocative of the many people in our own city who are without shelter today.
Drop-off event for grades K to 5
Sun. Sept. 23 | 2 to 3:50 PM
Join JCP YOUTH for our Fall kick-off event. Help decorate JCP’s sukkah! A festive celebration with fun activities, snacks, and live music.
For children of all ages, with their grown ups
Sun. Sept. 23 | 3 to 5 PM
Help decorate JCP’s Sukkah! A festive holiday celebration with fun activities and snacks, plus live music.
Family Pizza in the Hut with HSP
For Grades 3 to 5 Families
Mon. Sept. 24 | 4 to 6 PM
For Grades K to 2 Families
Tue. Sept. 25 | 4 to 6 PM
Join your friends at HSP (even if you are not a full-time student) to celebrate the holiday with dinner in the Sukkah, music, and improv comedy from the Bible Players!
For young adults – 20s & 30s
RESCHEDULED: Thu. Sept. 27 | 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate Sukkot and our favorite Jewish books! We’ll gather in the beautiful and cozy JCP Sukkah to share autumnal-themed drinks and snacks, and to spend the evening talking about Jewish literature.
Night of Learning: God Wants Justice
featuring a Whole Foods Market Kosher Wine Tasting
Thu. Sept. 27 | 7:00 tp 9:00 PM
The Five Books of Moses are the foundation texts of Jewish life. The stories, laws and traditions articulated in this holiest of books is central to our identity as a people. Tradition teaches that the Torah was dictated by God to Moses, atop Mount Sinai. But what did God want Moses to do with the Book of Books? Is meant to be the foundation of our faith or a roadmap for action, a guide to building a just world? Join JCP Executive Director Andy Bachman for a festive Sukkot argument about what it is that God wants from the Jewish people. Includes a Kosher Wine Tasting courtesy of Whole Foods Market!
For grades 6 to 8
Fri. Sept. 28 | 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Our first exciting event of the season for ALL downtown Jewish YOUTH in Grades 678 – a Shabbat dinner in the JCP Sukkah under the stars with an adventurous twist – can you solve all the codes, cryptography, puzzles and mysteries to…Escape the Sukkah?? WILL YOU ESCAPE???
Join the JCP community at 5:30 PM for Friday Evening Services and stay for the dinner at 7:00 PM and program until 8:30 PM.