||Sukkot, the Hebrew word for “hut” of “booth,” is sometimes referred to as the Jewish Thanksgiving. Beginning four days after Yom Kippur, it is the time when Jews give thanks for the fall harvest and commemorate the forty years of wandering in the desert. The holiday is celebrated with festive meals in a sukkah, which is a temporary hut that provides shade but also allows those in it to see the sky. The sukkah symbolizes the fragility of life. It also enables people to connect with Jewish history by replicating the type of structures in which those wandering the desert would have lived. The Asbell Center for Jewish Life will be celebrating Sukkot with the Beth Tikvah Congregation and Hillel students on Friday, September 24th, on the lawn between Weiss Center and the Asbell Center. Please come to enjoy the Sukkot Services and music by Eric Komar, Jewish musician from NJ. All are welcome!