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Celebrations of Sukkot

Local Shalom Group organizes worship services, celebrations

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November 26th, 2013
Celebrations of Sukkot

A group of Jewish retirees living at Fox Run gathered one early autumn afternoon to decorate a sukkah that was erected in one of the community s courtyards. A sukkah is a temporary shelter used during celebrations of Sukkot, a joyous Jewish holiday that follows Yom Kippur. The sukkah symbolizes the shelter Israelites found in the wilderness when they were fleeing slavery in Egypt. As is common modern practice, the group adorns their sukkah with trimmings of the fall season vibrant orange leaves and autumn squashes and gourds. It is also customary to enjoy meals under the sukkah.

Celebratory time

For their Sukkot celebration, Fox Run residents enjoyed fresh apple cider and donuts under the warm autumn sun. The sukkah-decorating event was hosted by Fox Run s Shalom Group, a club that organizes worship services, parties, holiday celebrations, and educational activities for Jewish residents and people interested in learning more about Judaism. In the photo above, from left to right in the back row, is Community Outreach Coordinator Matt Humphrey and residents Marilyn Ratner, Peg Quigley, Dan Braude, Sam Ray, Ruth Appel, Elaine Frazis, and Madeline Kaplan. In the front row, from left, are residents Evelyn Spitzer, Beverly Schwartz, Helen Weingarden, Lenore Klein, Hilda Edwards, Joyce Tubben, and Nori Braude.