Sukkot events 2020

In addition to our VIRTUAL SUKKAH HOP, many of our organizations are hosting their own events for the festival of Sukkot. Read on for dates and details!

Sukkot Friend Finder with Grad Network – all week
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Online and in-person

The four species are etrog , lulav, myrtle and willow. It is customary to hold these species together during Sukkot as a symbol of Jewish community and unity. Since these days we are not able to gather in the sukkah and meet new people in our community, we are offering something a little different! Sign up to be matched with a new Jewish friend in Philly to get to know. Mallory from the Grad Network will connect you by email and make the introduction! You must sign up by October 8th! In order to participate you must be a Jewish graduate student living in Philadelphia between the ages of 22-35.

Sukkot, Sukkat Shalom & Israeli Diversity Celebration – Sunday October 4, 10:30am-12pm
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Fort Washington State Park

Join Jewish Children’s Folkshul and Adult Community for a socially distant, in-person way to celebrate Sukkot by learning about Sukkat Shalom and the diversity of Israel with our Teachers, Assistants, Music Director Art Miron and Israeli Line Dancing by Rak Dan! ALL ARE WELCOME! Come and experience the vibrant community that is Folkshul!  (Donations are not required for this free family friendly event, but are appreciated.)

Edible sukkah making for kids – Sunday, October 4, 2:00 pm
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You and your your 3-6 year-old are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats. You will learn about the sukkah while doing a fun—and delicious—activity. This program will last approximately one half hour. List of ingredient ideas will be sent to all participants in advance.

Sukkot in the Park – Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm
Call 215.238.2100 or email to register

Starr Garden Field, 6th and Lombard
B’nai Abraham Chabad invites everyone to an in person, outdoor Sukkot Celebration, open to the community.

Homelessness and Housing Justice – Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 pm
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Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel hosts a panel discussion moderated by Rabbi Annie Lewis and featuring speakers from Project HOME, the Welcome Church, and Federation Housing.

Lunchtime Torah – Thursday, October 8, 11:00 am
Contact for zoom link

Join Rabbi Helen Plotkin and Mekom Torah for our first session for the season where we will take a new look at some sukkot texts, exploring the relationship between fragility and joy.

Live and Learn- Exploring the end of Sukkot with Rabbi Shawn Zevit – Thursday, October 8, 12:00-1:00 pm
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Join Rabbi Shawn from Mishkan Shalom for an in depth look at the last fall Festival of Shemini Atzeret and the evolution of Simchat Torah from a historical and spiritual perspective.