Sukkot: Sukkot, a joyful celebration of the harvest that commemorates the time the Hebrews spent in the Sinai wilderness.  We eat our meals outside in a Sukkah, a temporary structure, and wave the lulav (palm fronds joined with willow and myrtle branches) and display an etrog, a large citrus fruit.





Simchat Torah: Rejoicing of the Torah, on the ninth and final day of Sukkot, marks both the completion and restarting of the full reading of the Torah.  In joyful celebration, we create a Hakkafot (procession) and march around the synagogue, and delight in eating and drinking.