Celebrating the Sukkot Holiday

On Sunday October 4th, the Y’s Building Bridges: Interfaith Family Program hosted a holiday event for the entire community. We took a multi-generational approach to teaching fun aspects of the holiday in a very hands-on manner. Grandparents, adult children, and grandchildren came together to celebrate with other families.

Everyone learned about the holiday of Sukkot with the reading of PJ library books. We then passed around a real arba minim (four species) set for everyone to hold. The four species are the special plants that are bundled together and waved on the holiday, consisting of the branches of a plam tree, willow tree, and myrtle, as well as the citron fruit, or etrog.

Families built personal mini sukkah dwellings, representing the temporary dwellings we construct for the week-long holiday.

We thank everyone for coming out to this special holiday event. Please stay tuned as we will be announcing Building Bridges holiday events throughout the year for the entire community!

About the Y
Established in 1917, the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is Northern Manhattan’s premier Jewish community center — serving an ethnically and socio-economically diverse constituency — improving the quality of life for people of all ages through critical social services and innovative programs in health, wellness, education, and social justice, while promoting diversity and inclusion, and caring for those in need.

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