Falmouth Jewish Congregation will hold a Sukkah Open House on Saturday, October 19, from 3 to 4 PM.

People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds will be welcome to enjoy refreshments and conversation in the congregation’s Sukkah, the temporary booth built for dwelling and eating outside during the week-long fall holiday of Sukkot (Hebrew: booths). There’s no need to RSVP.

Sukkot is the harvest festival that commemorates the Israelites’ wandering in the desert following their Exodus from Egypt. The week-long holiday is observed by building and spending time in a Sukkah to connect to the harvest season. Along with dwelling in the sukkah, Jews lift and shake the Lulav (four plant species that include a palm branch, three branches of myrtle, and two willow branches) with an Etrog (a fragrant, yellow or green bumpy citrus fruit).

Falmouth Jewish Congregation is an inclusive Reform congregation serving the Upper Cape and beyond and providing opportunities for community, worship, lifelong learning, and social justice. For further information about the congregation, visit www.falmouthjewish.org, access FJC on Facebook, or call 508-540-0602.

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