Having a Sukkah

Growing up I didn't know about the holiday of Sukkot.

Comments (6)

(6) suzanne, October 8, 2009 5:52 PM

Very moved

Lori, that was beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

(5) Shirah, October 5, 2009 2:40 PM

Yes, just do it

I make an effort to make a sukkah and to buy the 4 species every year. Doing things is what makes Judaism come alive for my kids and grandkids, so having this hut in the backyard and waving the etrog and lulav are memories my kids will have to pass onto their kids. It's a challenge to get the sukkah built, but once it's done, it's great! It makes a statement about where you stand in the importance of being a Jew.

(4) Devora, October 3, 2009 12:58 AM

You described my childhood exactly. With Hashem's help, one day I will build a sukkah for my future children and they will have memories of Sukkot.

(3) judy, October 1, 2009 4:51 AM

I can relate to this. it was the same, but I was lucky my youth advisor would invite all his members to his parents house for Sucouth. Since then it is my favorite holiday. Chag Simacha

(2) Anonymous, October 1, 2009 3:22 AM

Sukkah in the parking lot

wow. I am also reliving that experience. I thought it was just me. Going to synagogue twice a year, and the Sukkah in the parking lot behind the synagogue. Remember even driving in the back seat of my parent's car and seeing those strange blue and yellow canvas tents on porches. When we got a little older and were allowed to walk to shul on our own (if Yom Tov happened to fall on Shabbat, because weekdays we were in public school) we went inside the Sukkah in the parking lot and were invited to share in the festivities of cake and grape juice. Memories that I'll never forget. Thank G-d we also have a Sukkah now and we are blessed to be hosting my mother in our Sukkah and in our married children's Sukkot where she gets to experience Sukkot with her great grandchildren, and instinctively knows just what dishes to cook and helps us to prepare ours.

(1) Susan, September 30, 2009 4:21 PM


Lori, you give me goosebumps. Always. I am not Jewish.But you always give me goosebumps. Your Noahide friend, Susan


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