Our JKG Afterschool Community students welcomed family and friends into the סוכה (sukkah, shelter) for our celebration last night. Sukkot is known as the "Feast of Tabernacles" and honors the journey of the Israelites as they wandered through the desert for forty years, living in temporary shelters. Sukkot gatherings are very festive and joyous, also honoring the harvest season. At JKG we celebrated by decorating the space, welcoming our family and friends for a pizza party, and shaking the lulav and etrog.
Happy Sukkot from JKG!
JKG kids loved adding their Sukkot crafts to our beautiful Sukkah!
JKG students had the opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog (palm branches and citrus fruit native to Israel). We shake it in each of the four directions (north, south, east, west) and up and down as a way to signify G-d's presence is everywhere.
JKG Afterschool Community
Welcome to the JKG Afterschool Community blog. This is your window into our amazing Afterschool Community. Each week you will find updates on what your kids are learning about at JKG, as well as some suggestions of ways to bring the lessons into your bayit (home).