Join Rabbi Zelig Golden to learn about Sukkot’s mitzvot and customs, how we honor ancient and present-day ushpizin (honored guests), the use of ancient shamanic lulav, the history and mythology of Sukkot as a rain prayer holiday, and the unique story of Sukkot as a prayer for the 70 nations. Of course, Zelig will emphasize Sukkot’s earth wisdom and its profound connection to rain.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 4, 6:00-9:00pm
Location: East Bay JCC
Every year Jews are instructed to build a sukkah and dwell in it, and wave a lulav. In this class you will learn very easy methods to build a sukkah outside at your own home. You will learn how to host a Sukkot celebration and perform Sukkot rituals, including the blessings, honoring the ushpizin (honored guests), and waving the lulav. This is a hands-on class—come ready to roll up your sleeves and open your hearts! Taught by Wilderness Torah’s Community Programs Director, Flora Goldman.
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Moishe House Oakland (address sent upon registration)
Grateful to be partnering with Interfaith Family and Moishe House Oakland for this class.