Sukkot Celebration (and our community jointly constructing and decorating the Sukkah first)
Sunday, September 30 2012 @ 02:00 PM - - 10:00PM
951 Cragmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708
Sukkot is the Jewish Thanksgiving (only we had it first and we do it for 8 days). Our community comes together at 2 p.m. to cut schach (the organic covering for the sukkah), to hang fruit, make decorations, and set up the sukkah till 7ish (there will be pizza around 4 p.m.) and then at 7 we will inhabit the sukkah, share a VEGGIE POT-LUCK delicious dinner, welcome in the spirit of our ancestors Abraham and Sarah, sing, dance, and tell stories. We may have a few guest poets, musicians, and any of your friends you choose to bring. This is our major Sukkot event. (The next weekend, when we traditionally have our event, Rabbi Lerner will be teaching at the Sukkot celebration of the Wilderness Torah organization on a farm about an hour south of San Francisco off of US 1. He encourages you to come, but you need to register with the sponsoring organization and it costs something--unlike our event in the Beyt Tikkun sukkah in which the only cost is bringing a delicious main course veggie dish and helping us put the sukkah together. More info on the Wilderness Torah event: http://www.wildernesstorah.org/programs/festivals-general/sukkot-on-the-farm/
but first come to the Beyt Tikkun celebration and bring your friends on Sept. 30). Sukkot is the holiday of detaching from material needs and dwelling in the unprotected space of the sukkah. So if you are a paid-up member of Beyt Tikkun you are welcome any night from the 30th of September for the next week to eat in the Sukkah, to sleep in the sukkah, or to camp out in the backyard next to the sukkah, or to create your own event in the Sukkah, except for Monday night, October 1st when Rabbi Lerner has a family celebration with his son's family.
Please let Gabriel@tikkun.org know if you are coming to help on Sunday afternoon and/or if you are coming to the celebration Sunday night (yes you can even if you don't help us create the sukkah) and with how many guests and what food you might be bringing so we can fill in the gaps and so we can know how much supplies we need to get!