Great Sukkot! Next Meeting 10/19!

Sammy and Baez shaking the lulav and etrog! Photo by Dannette Sharpley-Truong.

We had a wonderful Sukkot celebration last night with great turnout! Good food was eaten, songs were sung, and a few cool drops of rain were felt.

The next JVP-NC meeting will be on Sunday, October 19 from 4pm-6pm at

First Presbyterian Church 305 East Main Street, Durham NC 27701

What to expect:
-exciting updates on national member meeting
-exciting updates on drop g4s campaign
-exciting updates on leadership transition
-exciting updates on upcoming events

Looking forward to being together on Sunday!
Also, don’t forget about the upcoming Linking Liberation Struggles event – Sunday, Oct. 26, Chapel Hill, NC
For more info, please contact .

Plow, Sow, Reap: an Interfaith Sukkot Gathering, Oct. 10

Sukkah by Beth Bruch
Sukkah by Beth Bruch

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!

Questions? Call Jade at (831) 588-3463