Sukkot Holiday Information – When is Sukkot?


With the final blowing of the Shofar, The Jewish High Holy Days draw to a close and the focus of the Jewish community shifts from the solemnness of Yom Kippur to the jubilant celebration of the festival of Sukkot. Sukkoth begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, which is 5 days after Yom Kippur.

The festival of Sukkot, the nine-day festival also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land.

Sukkot concludes with a special two-day holiday. The first of these days is known as Shemini Atzeret, meaning “the eighth day of assembly”, and the final day is Simchat Torah, meaning “the joy of Torah“.

So here for your entertainment are some fun Holiday things for you and your family. We hope you find something you like! So bring your kids and tell your friends. And please stop by again.

The Story of the Sukkot
The Holiday and its Meaning.

The Sukkah
What is a Sukkah and Why is it Important?

Etrog, Lulav and the Four Species
What are they and what do you do with them?

When is Sukkot?
The dates of Sukkot for 2010-2016

Did You Know? Sukkot
Facts, Figures & Folklore About The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot

Shemini Atzeret
Sukkot concludes with a special two-day holiday. The first of these days is known as Shemini Atzeret, meaning “the eighth day of assembly”.

Simchat Torah
Sukkot concludes with a special two-day holiday. The second and final day is Simchat Torah, meaning “the joy of Torah”.

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Sukkot Crafts
Make a newspaper Lulav. Build your own PVC Pipe Sukkah.
Sukkot Videos
Here are a number of videos highlighting different aspects of the Sukkot holiday. We though they were interesting, educational and amusing.
Jewish Holiday eGreeting Cards
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