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Saturday in the Sukkah... The Harvest Celebration

Celebrate Sukkot.. the Harvest Festival.

On September 30th, Or Hadash and the Jewish community begin to celebrate Sukkot, a harvest festival.  At this time of year, we celebrate the fruits of the trees and vines.  A trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch is in order.  I love this time of year.  I love to pick apples straight from the trees.  They taste different in the fields than they do in the market.  Try a taste test with different varieties. 

One way, we celebrate this holiday at Or Hadash is with “Saturday Night in the Sukkah.” on Saturday October 6th beginning at 7pm.  This is an informal way to celebrate the harvest festival with friends and neighbors at Or Hadash.  We will hold a short Havdalah service to mark the end of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week outside in our sukkah.  We will also have a taste test for adults—hard apple cider or pumpkin martinis anyone?  It wouldn't be a party without desserts too!

Babysitting will be provided with advance reservations.  Come meet our Or Hadash family and inhale the scents of the harvest with us.  For more information, please contact Lori Rubin at program@orhadash.com.

About Or Hadash: A small Reconstructionist congregation housed in an historic mansion in Fort Washington PA.  The diversity of membership reflects an open invitation to come as you are and be who you are.  Or Hadash encourages members to find the level of spirituality that is comfortable for them.  The community is engaging, creative, energetic, enthusiastic and encourages participation.  For more information: community@orhadash.com 215 283 0273 or www.orhadash.com

 

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Dr Steven Greene September 27, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Looking forward to a fun and festive social event.
Caren October 16, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Saturday Night in the Sukkah was a terrific event! Looking forward to doing it again next year!

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