About this Holiday
On Sukkot Jewish families build a temporary hut (sukkah) with an open roof made of branches to let in moonlight and an open side to welcome guests.
Sukkot is a time to host guests for meals in the sukkah. The open booth is a reminder of how the Children of Israel slept after they fled slavery in Egypt, a connection to the story of Passover. It also resembles temporary shelters from the sun used by farmers planting out in the fields.
Ushpizin – Rabbi Juli Karol
The Very Crowded Sukkah – Helen Singer
Edible Sukkot – Lisa Schiff
Lulav and Etrog – Suzie
Sammy Spider’s First Simchat Torah – Helen Singer
How to Shake the Lulav and Etrog
Celebrate Sukkot with Sholo Sesame: the Mitzvah of Welcoming Guests
Sesame Street via ReformJudaism.org