JRC members are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the sukkah. This event is not a potluck; instead it is an opportunity for families to bring their own meals to enjoy outside in keeping with Sukkot traditions. Please remember that food should be dairy/vegetarian and should not contain nuts.
Sukkot is the Jewish harvest holiday commemorating the season in Biblical times when our ancestors built temporary booths - sukkot - to sleep in, eat in, and gather in with their community, as they harvested their bounty and celebrated. Today, we build these sukkot as a reminder of that time, and as an opportunity to share food and friendship with each other. We decorate the sukkah with fruits and vegetables of the season and artwork by JRC children.