During the holiday of Sukkot, Jews across the world celebrate by building a temporary shelter called a sukkah — usually a little hut in the backyard made of wood or grass, decorated with flowers and paper. The sukkah’s origin is in the temporary dwellings that agricultural workers lived in during autumn harvest seasons in the past.
This year, we invite you to celebrate Sukkot by joining Jewish Voice for Peace – North Carolina for an interfaith, inclusive gathering.
Friday, October 10th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 1107 Ninth Street (near Club Blvd) in Durham – come to the backyard to find us in the sukkah!
All are welcome!
We have chosen to come together this year across faiths, cultures, and traditions to reflect not just on Jewish people’s liberation and livelihood thousands of years ago, but also on the struggle for liberation happening today in Palestine. We’ll draw on our many faith and spiritual traditions to support an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
We invite you to join us so we can learn more about each others’ faith traditions and commitment to social justice.
If you are able, please bring a potluck dish to share. If you are not able, please come anyways and eat anyways. As part of the gathering, we will invite you to share a blessing, rooted in your faith tradition or your family or a spiritual practice you have claimed – so please bring something!