The Kingston Jewish Council invites you to Join us for our first annual community Sukkot Celebration!
Free Event~Everyone Welcome
Calendar of Events
Please note that this is a preliminary schedule. Please revisit this page closer to the event and check the Kingston Jewish Council Facebook page for day-by-day changes.
With Thanks to our Sponsors
The Kingston Jewish Council wishes to thank each of the speakers, ambassadors, and community partners listed above who are dedicating their time, donating their travel expenses/materials/equipment, and sharing their tremendous talents with us. We are inspired by your generous contributions!
We also wish to thank Jewish Federations of Canada for their generous donation.
What is Sukkot?
Also known as the Festival of Booths, Tabernacles, or Huts, Sukkot takes place 5 days after the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur. During Sukkot, Jewish people are supposed to dwell (spend time and eat meals) in a Sukkah. This tradition has historic links to the completion of the farmer's harvest - a theme that remains central in the celebration of this festival. Jewish people dwell in Sukkah's to commemorate the Jews who lived in temporary huts when they wandered the desert for 40 years after escaping slavery in Egypt. The Festival has been referred to as a Jewish Thanksgiving (My Jewish Learning, 2020).
There are many more rituals and traditions involved in Sukkot. Visit this link to learn more about Sukkot.