Sukkot Prayers

Suka Töreni
The Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), celebrated to remember the Israelites who lived in the deserts in hunger after the liberation from Egyptian bondage, begins on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. The Feast continues for eight days. It is a tradition to start building the sukkahs that remind huts of our ancestors the night after Yom Kippur. Sukkah is made of wood and topped with branches and plants according to certain rules and measures. The practical information here is that the sukkah should be of sizes wide enough to allow a large part of human body and a table fits in (ideally, in a manner all family members can sit in the same sukkah), its roof should not be fully covered and allow for watching the sky and stars at night through the branches and plants. Torah requires us to eat all our meals and sleep in sukkah for seven days. Sukkot which is one of our most joyful feasts is celebrated with enthusiasm in the Neve Shalom Sukkah. Our cultural centre was established in April 1998 in order to host a variety of events.