Whether you are looking for videos, crafts, explanations, or more, jkidphilly is your one-stop-shop for all things Sukkot.
Come for the joy;
stay for dinner under the stars!
Five days after Yom Kippur, the moon grows full. It lights up a special celebration called Sukkot (soo-COAT), a harvest festival that lasts for an entire week. Sukkot is known as “the time of our joy.” On Sukkot we celebrate completing the hard work of teshuvah (turning ourselves around). Now we can relax and embrace life’s simple joys.
Sukkot literally means “small huts.” For the week of Sukkot, it is a tradition to build a sukkah outdoors to relive experiences from the Jewish past. These include the desert encampments of our ancestors fleeing slavery in Egypt, the field tents used by farmers in ancient Israel during the fall harvest, and the tents of pilgrims visiting the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It is traditional for people to welcome many guests and share meals together.
Everything you wanted to know about Sukkot – and more!
- Download “10 Things To Know About Sukkot.”
- Visit our jkidACCESS page to plan a comfortable and accessible Sukkot.
- Explore this Sukkot guide for families.
- Learn all about the lulav and etrog.
Crafts and games for a super fun Sukkot
- The jkidphilly Sukkot Pinterest board is chock-full of fun ideas!
- Check out the jkidphilly calendar to see what we have going on for Sukkot.
- Build a sukkah – or your own micro-sukkah inside!
- Make some no-waste decorations for your sukkah.
- Enjoy these rainy-day Sukkot crafts you can do inside.
Taste the spirit of Sukkot!
- Make sure nobody goes hungry by donating to organizations like Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger or Philadelphia’s own Mitzvah Food Program.
- Try these easy Sukkot-themed recipes.
- Plan a whole meal to eat in the sukkah!
Videos for all ages
- Look out for Monsters in the Sukkah!
- Watch The LEGO Sukkot Movie to learn the basics of the holiday.
- Learn how to build a sukkah from our very own Lisa Litman.
- Find out the what, why, and how of the lulav and etrog.
- Who will you invite to your sukkah?
Get into the spirit of Sukkot with this playlist
- Spice up your Sukkot with our Spotify playlist.
- Dive into PJ Library’s Sukkot Spotify playlist, or try one of their Fall mix playlists (#1, #2, #3, #4).
There’s nothing like a PJ Library book!
- Check out these Sukkot recommendations from PJ Library.