Sukkot Resources September 20-27, 2021
15-21 Tishrei 5782

Whether shaking a lulav and etrog inside a sukkah under the stars, or simply gathering with family and friends, Sukkot is a holiday of joy. It also has a lot to teach us about our responsibility toward one another and our fragile planet. Explore these resources to celebrate in new, exciting ways, and deepen your commitment to social justice.

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The seven days of Sukkot commemorate how the Jewish people were sheltered and protected on their long journey from Egypt to Israel — as well as celebrating the abundance of the annual harvest. Defending shelter, sustenance and our environment are central parts of AJWS’s work today — from supporting activists fighting for the ancestral land of Indigenous communities, to aiding refugees around the world, to supporting vulnerable rural families to develop sustainable food sources.

We hope these Sukkot resources will give your celebration newfound meaning, and inspire you and your community to take action to ensure that vulnerable people around the world find the shelter and sustenance they seek.

Readings & Rituals

These Sukkot readings and activities offer insight and inspiration to spark conversation at your holiday celebration. 

Reflections

Delve deeper into justice during Sukkot with these commentaries written by influential Jewish leaders, rabbis and academics. These thoughtful pieces tie the themes of Sukkot to AJWS’s work around the globe.