This Sukkot, share your commitment to social justice with students, friends and family by using a variety of resources provided by American Jewish World Service.
- From the Sources: Sukkot
- Exploring tensions surrounding the imperative for ethical consistency and the desire to act and be a force for change in the world.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5775
by Rabbi Noa Kushner
- Recognizing that dwelling in the flimsy and temporary structure of the sukkah can inspire us to build a more just and secure world.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5774
by Rabbi Menachem Creditor
- Internalizing the spiritual message of our Sukkot guests to build a world in which all are sheltered and fed.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5773
by Rabbi David Saperstein
- Exploring the image of "sukkat shalom—a sukkah of peace" and strengthening our commitment to pursue justice and peace.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5772
by Jane Eisner
- Using Sukkot as a reminder to extend the blessing of shelter to others.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5771
by Gary Rosenblatt
- Reflecting on the sukkah as a reminder "to stop and appreciate from whence our protection truly comes".
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5770
by Rabbi David Teutsch
- Reminding us of our bounty and fragility during Sukkot.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5769
by Dr. David Elcott
- Exploring Sukkot as a celebration of modesty.
- Sukkot Chag v'Chesed 5768
by Rabbi Richard Jacobs
- Connecting to our own history of wandering in an African desert and to those in Darfur who are still displaced.
- These short, poetic readings offer insight and inspiration designed to spark conversation at your holiday celebration.
- Sukkot Reading
- Pairing each of the Four Species of Sukkot with our bodies in service of humankind.
- Darfur Reading for Sukkot
by Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
- Using the ritual of keeping a sukkah as a reminder to act for Darfur.
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