Religions and Spirituality

CBI Prepares for Sukkot

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Pausing constructing the Sukkah's frame are (from left): Howard Queller; Eric Hecht; Stephen Wiener; Jay Goldring; Ira Feinman; David Feinman; Aron Richman; Maurice Sabony; David Labush, Congregation Beth Israel Men's Club President; Frank Truselo; and Peter Fleischmann. Credits: CBI
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers from the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel built the synagogue’s Sukkah (booth) on Sunday, Sept. 28, in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.  
 
In keeping with tradition, the volunteers erected the Sukkah on the synagogue’s outdoor patio to replicate the temporary huts that their ancestors dwelled in while wandering in the desert. Throughout the week-long celebration of Sukkot, which begins on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at sundown, congregants and Religious School students will be able to eat in Congregation Beth Israel’s Sukkah
 

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