Beit Sefer Builds a Sukkah 2018

This year, 2018, our Beit Sefer tried something new: A Beit Sefer Sukkah Building Sleepover. Beit Sefer families and a few prospective member families were welcomed by Carole Caplan and Michael Sosin to build our traditional sukkah, and then to sleep over under the stars at The Farm on Jennings. Five families, nine kids set up tents and spent the night. Then early Sunday morning had breakfast and welcomed the rest of Beit Sefer for learning about the four species in the lulav and other Sukkot traditions. Tremedous thanks to Matt McLane for many lessons in campout cooking, to Carol Ullmann for shopping, setting up my tent, creating the beautiful etrog suncatchers, and many other things. and to all the parents for making the Sukkot Sleepover happen. Hope the pictures convey the fun!

The sukkah building begins.

The frame of the sukkah goes up.

The sukkah walls go up

 

 

 

The decorating table.

Beit Sefer Director Clare Kinberg attempts to direct traffic during sukkah building.

Collecting the s’kach, roof coverings.

 

We learn the parts of the lulav.

The myrtle smells good.

After all the hard work, have some cookout dinner!

 

Parents relax and warm up by the camp fire.

 

The next morning: K’tanim learn about Sukkot on the farm.

G’dolim discuss how to make the sukkah a welcoming place for
ushpizin/honored guests.

 

Sukkot Sameah/Happy Sukkot Thanks, Fred Feinberg for all the photos.