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A visit to two synagogues during Sukkot
(the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles)
Monday 17 October 2011. 12 noon – 2.30 pm
Leo Baeck Centre, 31 Harp Road, East Kew
Kew Hebrew Congregation, 53 Walpole Street, Kew
Hosts: Albert Isaacs and Michael Taft (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism) and Tzipi Boroda (Kew Orthodox Hebrew Congregation)
A visit to the two synagogues in Kew, during the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles).
As well as conducted tours of the two synagogues, including an opportunity to discuss the differences between these two forms of Jewish practice, participants got an opportunity to visit the sukkah (a rough booth made of palm leaves) at each synagogue.
The festival of Sukkot commemorates the Jewish people’s wandering in the desert for 40 years after the Exodus from Egypt (Exodus 33:12 – 34:26).
During this festival, Jews build a sukkah which is a reminder both of the booths built in the desert, and also those constructed in the fields at harvest time in the land of Israel. During the week of Sukkot, some Jews do much of their living and eating in the sukkah.
Participants in the tour joined in the spirit of this tradition by partaking of a light luncheon – homemade soup in the KHC sukkah; Glick’s bagels and homemade dips and cake in the LBC sukkah.
Bookings by 10 October, please to: Joan Taylor 9817 6678
Cost: $6 per head.